Latest Updates

9/2017 - Added new videos

8/2017 - Added new videos

7/2017 - Added new videos and photos of stitch samples.

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)


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,
58 years ago (1960)


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Russian Stitch 1+2+2  (Polvijärvi Stitch)

Polvijärvi, Nurmes, Paltamo, Kitee (Finland)

Hansen's Notation

Video (linkki

Russian Stitch 1+2+2 (Polvijärvi Stitch)

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

Russian Stitch 1+2+2 (Polvijärvi Stitch)
front side

Russian Stitch 1+2+2  (Polvijärvi Stitch)
reverse side

In Finland this stitch type (RS 1+2+2) has been used at least in Nurmes (NBA ethnology collection, label 9614:14), in Paltamo (9616:16, 1+2+2 F1), in Polvijärvi (9616:11, 1+2+2 F2) and in Kitee (label "63", 'puolivenättä' ie 'half Russian'; in Kitee 'kokovenättä' ie 'full Russian' was the RS 2+2+2).