Russian Stitch 2+2+3 (Salmi Stitch)
Salmi, Suojärvi (Ceded Carelia, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1940)
Repola (Olonets Carelia, Russia; next to Finnish border)
|Russian Stitch 2+2+3 (Salmi 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+3) has been used at least in Salmi (Kaukonen 1960, Vahter 1934), and in Suojärvi (Kaukonen 1960, NBA ethnology collection, label 9170:5, 2+2+3 F2; possibly also label 6903:8 2+2+3 F2, name of the place missing?).
At the time Vahter published her nalbinding article in 1934, the Tuukkala man's mitten was thought to be made with Russian Stitch 2+2+3 (Salmi Stitch). This erronous assumption was transferred to Hald's book (1950), and it wasn't corrected in the English print (1980) either. Later, however, both Kaukonen (1960) and Vajanto (2004) have written that the Tuukkala man's mitten was made with Finnish Stitch 2+2.