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,
57 years ago (1960)


Visits on website:586535 pcs

Finnish Turning Stitch, plaited edge, Parikkala style

Parikkala (Finland)
2+2+tr, plaited edge
tr = 1 loop is 'turned', needle tip to right

Hansen's Notation
UUO Down U/O Up UOOU, connection "under X"

Video (linkki)


Finnish Turning Stitch, plaited edge, 2+2+tr, Parikkala style

There's a diagram in Kaukonen's article (1960), and the connection stitch is based on the sample in the NBA ethnology collection, label 9616:8(b).

You can read more about the Finnish Turning Stitches on page Stitch Grouping by Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen (link).


 Photo on the top - Edge loops
Photo below - Needle points where to make the connection