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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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Russian Stitch 2+2+1/3+3 B1, variant  (Kizhi Stitch)


UUOOU/OOOUUU B1

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Russian Stitch 2+2+1/3+3 B1, Kizhi Stitch 
Needle shows the connection stitch B1. 
 

A Russian video on nalbinding in one of the Unesco's World Heritage Sites, on Kizhi Island, on the Lake Onega, Russian Carelia (link). Kizhi is located about 300 km from St. Petersburg (Russia) to north-east.

First I thought the lady on the video does a stitch variant UUOOUU/OOOOUUU B1. Later on, however, I found the same video on Youtube, with better quality (link), and now I tend to think she does a variant UUOOU/OOOUUU B1.

In that case the Kizhi Stitch would be a crossbreed of Russian and Finnish Stitch: First half would be Russian Stitch, and the second half Finnish. More in my blog (link). 

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Russian Stitch 2+2+2/3+3 B1
Kizhi Stitch

front side

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Russian Stitch 2+2+2/3+3 B1
Kizhi Stitch

reverse side


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