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")

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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Finnish Stitch 2+3


Joutseno, Jaakkima, Kurkijoki, Rautjärvi, Perho (Finland)
This stitch type is rather common in Finland, and it gives a bit thicker outcome.

Hansen's Notation
UUOOO/UUUOOO  (video)

Video links below photo

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Finnish Stitch 2+3
UUOOO/UUUOOO


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

Video (link) - Finnish Stitch 2+2 & Finnish Stitch 2+3
Includes how to start and make the first loops; joining a chain of stitches to a circle; second row and connection stitches (F1/F2); using thin yarn and tensioning the stitches onto the needle; how to make a round start; voiceover both in English and Finnish.

Video - Finnish Stitch 2+3, "drop & pick" -technique
video1, Kurkijoki (link)
video2, Joutseno (link

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Finnish Stitch 2+3
front side


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Finnish Stitch 2+3
reverse side

In Finland this stitch type FS 2+3 has been used at least in Jaakkima (NBA ethnological collections, label 9616:18, 2+3 F2) and Rautjärvi (9461:1, 2+3 F2), in Perho in the  1930's (Kaukonen, 1960), in Kurkijoki (Korhonen, 1981), and in Joutseno at least from the beginning of 1900's till today (personal communication 9/2010).