Latest Updates

10/2016 - Added three new nalbinding stithces (Tabs Turning Stitches and Other Nalbinding Stitches)

6/2016 - Added link to Hanna Martikainen's Master's Thesis (About Nalbinding / Magazines, Theses, and other)

7/2015 - Added 34 new nalbinding videos, and new stitch types.

4/2015 - Added links to Laura Hämäri's Master's Thesis, and Vajanto's and Lipkin's articles (Home / Links to other websites)

3/2015 - Added new stitch
FS 3+1, variant, "Nemi's Back Weave"

3/2015 - Added new stitch Finnish Stitch 2+1 plaited edge Räisälä

8/2014 - Updated pdf instructions, now in English ("For Newcomers")


In this website you can find nalbinding videos, and instructions on how to make nalbinding mittens.

"In the past years nalbinding has become a 'fashionable' hobby"

- Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen,
56 years ago (1960)


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Russian Stitch 1+1+2  (Oulu Stitch)


Russian Stitch 1+1+2, Oulu Stitch 

Video (link)

Russian Stitch 1+1+2 F1
Oulu Stitch

front side

Russian Stitch 1+1+2 F1
Oulu Stitch

reverse side

Oulu (Finland)
Överkalix (Sweden)
Verdal (Norway)

Nordland mentions in his book that there are mittens made in this stitch from Oulu (Finland; Oulu is also called Uleåborg), Överkalix (North Sweden), and Verdal (Mid-Norway).

There is also a small photo of the Oulu mittens in Nordland's book. The mittens appear to be either white or pale gray, with square tops, and some minor decoration at the cuff. The same Oulu mittens seem to be viewable also on the Swedish 
Digitalt Museum's web site (link).

You can read more about the Russian Stitch Family on page Stitch Grouping by Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen (link).