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12/2019 I have been fixing broken links, and moving the photos of swatches to the top of each page, and the diagram photos to the bottom (updating continues)


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,
60 years ago (1960)


Visits on website:1674159 pcs

Finnish Turning Stitch, plaited edge, Parikkala style

Parikkala (Finland)
2+2+tr, plaited edge
tr = 1 loop is 'turned', needle tip to right

Hansen's Notation
UUO Down U/O Up UOOU, connection "under X"

Video (linkki)


Finnish Turning Stitch, plaited edge, 2+2+tr, Parikkala style

There's a diagram in Kaukonen's article (1960), and the connection stitch is based on the sample in the NBA ethnology collection, label 9616:8(b).

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


 Photo on the top - Edge loops
Photo below - Needle points where to make the connection