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This nalbinding needle is handcrafted by The Cardinal Finery out of Swedish Maple and the design is burned into the wood. It is sanded and then polished with beeswax, making it slip through the yarn with ease. It should also continue to polish with use. You are purchasing the needle shown in the photographs above.

These are great for Viking or Norse reenactors, SCA, Renaissance Fairs and Festivals, or people who enjoy the feel of handcrafted wood instead of plastic.

What is Nalbinding?
Nalbinding, also known as "knotless knitting," or "single needle knitting," is a fabric creation technique that predates both knitting and crochet. In nalbinding, lengths must be pieced together during the process, rather than a continuous strand of yarn that can easily be pulled out.

The basic technique involves the use of a single needle. A loop is formed, and the needle is passed through the loop. The thread is pulled through the loop, but not tightened to for a knot. Left loose, the yarn forms a new loop. The needle is passed through the new loop, forming a chain. The work may be performed in a single direction forming circles and tubes for socks and mittens.

Yarn in image is for display only. These needles ship out using priority flat rate mail.

Nalbinding Needle made from Swedish Maple Viking Norse Reenactors


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hardwood, beeswax, pyrography, wood, swedish, maple
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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