Lucet Tutorials

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Learn to Lucet

The most comprehensive guide to this ancient tool yet published!

Do more with the yarn you already have! Learn to use this ancient Viking cording tool to make strong and very sturdy cords that you can use in so many ways.

Make your knit and crochet projects even better. Use them to make drawstrings, lacings, buttons and embellishments for your knit and crochet projects. Also make jewelry, designer shoelaces, home improvement hacks and more with these strong cords.

Author Jennifer Hansen teaches you 6 fundamental cord types and give you full instructions for 8 fun, easy and useful lucet projects.

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Learning to use this ancient cord-making tool is easy and the ways of using it are numerous!

The lucet is believed to date back to Medieval times when it was used to create cords for clothing and general use. Lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy.

Make cord to embellish your knit and crochet projects, or use lucet cord for jewelry and other cord crafts.

Keep in mind the following when working with your lucet:

Don't choose a nubby or novelty yarn for your first cords.  In the video, I do mention that it is easiest to stick with an elastic yarn when you start out on the lucet - also keep in mind you want a traditionally-plied fiber.  Any fancy nubbins in your yarn will make working with the lucet more difficult.

As you work, the cord will naturally wrap around the handle like in the photo at the start of this post.  I just think there is something simply beautiful about that and the simplicity of this tool.

This is only one of many ways to make lucet cord!  Although mentioned in the above video, it bears repeating. The most common method of using the Lucet is demonstrated in the video above. The tutorials below will show more ways to leverage your lucet to create cool cording and help sustain an heirloom fiber practice.


Choose from one of the tutorials below for more ways to use your Lucet:

Basic Cords (1 Strand)

Multiple Strand Cords