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spool knitting with beads
Tutorial: Spool Knitting
"spool knitting tutorial (Italian)" Keep in mind you can do any of these viking knit/spool knit/kumihimo type techniques with a thin gauge wire, but if you do make sure you run your finished product thru a "wire draw plate" for a very even, professional, result. For this I actually suggest a wooden draw plate, you can even DIY it.