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Nalbinding Socks: Methods of Construction
Nalbinding Socks: Methods of Construction Viking method for making socks, hats, mittens Norse socks were made using an ancient technique called nálbinding (needle-binding). Using a single large, thick needle, it was a method of knotting the yarn. Although time consuming, this approach resulted in a nearly indestructible garment. If the thread were to break or wear out, the garment would still be intact, since the thread was everywhere knotted to neighboring threads.