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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Other Nalbinding Stitches

Other than Finnish, Russian, and Turning Stitches

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There are several different nalbinding stitches, and some of them have been known in many places, and thus may have several names. 

On this website I follow the grouping of stitches by Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen (1960), but I have also included some of the names which have been well-established abroad, ie outside Finland.

Here is an incomplete list of nalbinding stitches (link).

Coptic Stitch / Tarim Stitch   -/- F1B1 (-/- B1F1)
VIDEO 7/2017  Cross-Dalby Stitch  UOO/UU\O/UOO F1
Dalarna Stitch  (U) O/U O:UO F1
Danish Stitch  O/UO F1
VIDEO 7/2017  Double Curl Stitch  UOO/UU\O/UOO B1
Double Danish Stitch  OO/UUO F1
Omani Stitch  U(U) (OO/UU) OOO:UUUOO F1
Saltdal Stitch  UUU/OOOU F1 (or B1)
Vad UUU/OOOU, reverse side M1 
Variant 5  OOO/UUUO F1
Variant 7  OOO/UUUO B1
Variant 9  OOOO/UUUUO F1
Varsta OOO/UUOO F1 (also in Medieval Turku, Finland)
Vendel Stitch  OOo/uUOO F1
York Stitch  UU/OOO F2
Åland Stitch  OOOo/uUUOO (Åland in Sweden, not Finland)
Åsle Stitch  U(U) O/U O:U OO  Bottom1 + F1
VIDEO 7/2017  Åsle Weaver Stitch  U(U) O/U O:U OO M1
VIDEO 7/2017  Åsle variant U(U) O/U O:U OO F2

4-phased stitch (?)
2+1+1+1rus F2 (my experiment) 

Nameless nalbinding stitches:
O/UO B1  
U/OO F1, F2
U/OU F1, F2