Vikings used these lucets to make cords and clothing. Since the weather is cooling off, and since (despite previous blog entries) I don’t practice many Viking habits, I wanted to use my lucet to make an insulate necklace/scarf hybrid!
I cast on my lucet by lacing one end of my yarn through the hole just under the top two prongs, and then (starting from the back to the front) wove the yarn around the prongs in the shape of a figure eight. I made the figure eight twice, and then pulled the bottom loops up over the top two loops. I re-wrapped another figure eight, pulled the bottom two loops up and over the top two, and repeated again and again until I had a very long “knitted chain.”
I wound the chain around my neck so that it would be the length I wanted. Then I took two 4-inch lengths of yarn and wrapped them around two parts of the Necklace/Scarf to keep the chains in place.