Russian Stitch 1+1+1  (Dalby Stitch)

Dalby (Sweden)

Hansen's Notation

Video links below photo

Russian Stitch 1+1+1  (Dalby Stitch)

Video - same stitch, three ways to manipulate the loops
(link1, link2, link3)

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

Dalby Stitch has gotten its name from the famous Swedish Dalbyvantar (link), Dalby's mittens, decorated with floral embroidery.

In Westman's book this stitch is
Variant E (F1 or F2).

Nordland writes in his book (p. 60) that the technique used in Dalby mittens was 5(112) (ie UOU/OUOO F1), and doesn't in fact mention technique 5(111) (ie UOU/OUOO F2) in Dalby mittens at all. Actually the stitch 5(111) (ie UOU/OUOO F2) seems to be rather rare in his material.

On the other hand, on a Swedish Facebook group Nålbindning Jonsson wrote on 4th Nov 2012 that the old Dalby mitten she has seen and analyzed, have all been made with the F2 connection.

The lovely book, Vinterblomster (Winter Flowers), which is about Dalby mittes, shows colour photos of several beautiful Dalby mittens - though the surface of some of them does not look like they were made specifically with Dalby Stitch but with some other stitch type. Unfortunately this book does not give details. The book Vinterblomster seems to define the term Dalby mittens as a pair of nalbound mittens made in the Dalby area, and decorated with typical floral patterns, but not necessarily produced with the so called Dalby Stitch (UOU/OUOO F1 or F2). On the page 84 it is even said that "the basic technique is the same in all the Dalby mittens, but the number of loops picked up varies" - which is actually quite confusing. Again, it is a pity that no details are given. In Vinterblomster, the photo instructions for Dalby Stitch show F2 connection.