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 2+2+3  (Salmi Stitch)

Salmi, Suojärvi (Ceded Carelia, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1940)
Repola (Olonets Carelia, Russia; next to Finnish border)

Hansen's Notation

Video (link

Russian Stitch 2+2+3  (Salmi Stitch)

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

In Finland this stitch type (RS 2+2+3) has been used at least in Salmi (Kaukonen 1960, Vahter 1934), and in Suojärvi (Kaukonen 1960, NBA ethnology collection, label 9170:5, 2+2+3 F2; possibly also label 6903:8 2+2+3 F2, name of the place missing?). 

At the time Vahter published her nalbinding article in 1934, the Tuukkala man's mitten was thought to be made with Russian Stitch 2+2+3 (Salmi Stitch). This erronous assumption was transferred to Hald's book (1950), and it wasn't corrected in the English print (1980) either. Later, however, both Kaukonen (1960) and Vajanto (2004) have written that the Tuukkala man's mitten was made with Finnish Stitch 2+2.