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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)


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Russian Stitch 2+2+1  (Sakkola Stitch)

Rautjärvi (Finland)
Sakkola (Ceded Carelia, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1940)

Hansen's Notation

Video (linkki)

Russian Stitch 2+2+1  (Sakkola Stitch)

You can read more about the Russian Stitch Family on page Stitch Grouping by Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen (link).
In Finland this stitch type (RS 2+2+1) has been used at least in Sakkola (Soisalon-Soininen) and in Rautjärvi (NBA ethnology collection, label 9461:3, 2+2+1 F2; note on the label the text erroneously says "Turning Stitch").