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Nalbinding

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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Samples of the Finnish Stitch Group


Nalbinding swatches

The first number means the number of loops that stay around thumb, and the second number means how many loops are picked up onto the needle behind the thumb.

Or, if you are working flat, the first number means the number of yarns under which to insert the needle, and the second number means the number of yarns over which to insert the needle (before changing the direction of the needle).


 

Finnish Stitch 2+2 (front side)
UUOO/UUOOO
 
(reverse side)

p_suom_22_o.jpg p_suom_22_n.jpg

 


Finnish Stitch 2+2 (front side)
Parikkala style
UUOO/UUOOU (+ connection "under X")
 
(reverse side)


m_suom22_parikk_o.jpg m_suom22_parikk_n.jpg

                                              


 

Finnish Stitch 2+3 (front side)
UUOO/UUUOOO
 
(reverse side)

 
m_suom23_o.jpg m_suom23_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 3+2 (front side)
UUUOO/UUOOOO
 
(reverse side)


 
m_suom32_o.jpg m_suom32_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 4+2 (front side)
UUUUOO/UUOOOOO
 
(reverse side)


 
m_suom42_o.jpg m_suom42_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 3+3 (front side)
UUUOOO/UUUOOOO
 
(reverse side)

 
p_suom_33_o.jpg p_suom_33_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+3 (front side)
UOOO/UUUOO

Brodén Stitch, Norrtälje tekniken,
grundtekniken; The most common stitch type in Sweden.
(reverse side)




 
p_broden_o.jpg p_broden_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+3, plaited edge  (front side)
UOOO/UUUOU F1

Alsike Stitch, Alsike tekniken (Sweden)
 

(reverse side)



  

alsike_o.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+3, variant  (front side)
UOOO/UUUUO F1

Rådmansö Stitch, Rådmansö tekniken 
(Sweden) 
 
(reverse side)



 
 
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Finnish Stitch 1+3, M1 (front side)
UOOO/UUUOO M1

Brottby Stitch, Brottby tekniken
(Sweden)
 
(reverse side)




 
m_brottby_o.jpg m_brottby_n.jpg


Finnish Stitch 1+2½  (front side)
UOOo/uUUOU 
small o and u = split 3rd loop with needle

Stutby Stitch, Stutby tekniken (Sweden)

(reverse side)




  

m_stutby_o.jpg m_stutby_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+2, M1 (front side)
UOO/UUOO M1

Kaukolan Kekomäki
 
(reverse side)



 
kaukola_002.jpg kaukola_004.jpg























 

Finnish Stitch 1+2, M2 (front side)
UOO/UUOO M2 (direction of the needle -->)

Müsen Stitch (Germany)
 
(reverse side)



 
m_musen_o.jpg m_musen_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+2 (front side)
UOO/UUOO 

Mammen Stitch (F2); Korgen Stitch (F1)
 
(reverse stitch)



 
p_korgen_o-2-malli.jpg p_korgen_n-2-malli.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+1 (front side)
UO/UOO

Oslo Stitch; Lund Stitch
 
(reverse side)



 
p_oslo_o-2-malli.jpg p_oslo_n-2-malli.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+1, B1 (front side)
UO/UOO B1
 
(reverse side)

 
p_oslo_b1_o.jpg p_oslo_b1_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 1+5 (front side)
UOOOOO/UUUUUOO

Bålsta Stitch, Bålsta tekniken (Sweden)
 
(reverse side)



 
m_balsta_o.jpg m_balsta_n.jpg

 


 

Finnish Stitch 2+1 (front side)
UUO/UOUO

When working with thumb loops:
At the end of the stitch, insert the needle under the thumb loop on the top, over the thumb loop at the bottom, under the needle yarn.
(reverse side)






p_uuo-uouo_f1_o.jpg p_uuo-uouo_f1_n.jpg


Finnish Stitch 1+1, plaited edge (front side)
UO/UOU F1 
(reverse side)
p_uo-uou_f1_o.jpg p_uo-uou_f1_n.jpg

Finnish Stitch 1+1, plaited edge, B1 (front side)
UO/UOU B1
(reverse side)


 
p_uo-uou_b1_o.jpg p_uo-uou_b1_n.jpg


  

Finnish Stitch 1+1, 'mirror image', plaited edge
(front side)
OU/OUO F1

One loop around thumb, pick it up onto the needle. Behind the thumb, pick up one loop onto the needle, from back to front, needle tip towards 9 o'clock. At the end insert needle over thumb loop, under needle yarn.
(reverse side)






p_ou-ouo_f1_o.jpg p_ou-ouo_f1_n.jpg




 

Finnish Stitch 1+1, 'mirror image', plaited edge
(front side)
OU/OUO B2
(reverse side)


 
p_uo-uou_b2_o.jpg p_uo-uou_b2_n.jpg