Latest Updates

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)


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Finnish Stitch 4+2  (Kannas)

Kannas (Carelian Isthmus, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1944)

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In Leinonen's Master's Thesis (2000) one of the respondents (born in Carelian Isthmus) says that she usually nalbinds with Finnish Stitch 2+2, but sometimes, when she uses thin yarn, she takes three or four loops onto the thumb, that would be FS 3+2, and FS 4+2.

Finnish Stitch 4+2
front side

Finnish Stitch 4+2
reverse side