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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:1674176 pcs

Russian Stitch 2+2+2

The most common stitch type of the Russian Stitch Family in Finland.

Hansen's Notation

Video link below the photo
Below also photos for comparing how connection stitches affect the surface.


Russian Stitch 2+2+2

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

Video (link) - Same stitch (RS 2+2+2), seven different ways to manipulate the loops

Video (link) - by Tarja Kröger (2003?), working flat, without thumb loops
Note. The link opens first to Wayback Machine's website, then click the green dot on the "calender", either 12th Feb 2005 or 6th March 2005.


Compare how the connection stitch affects the structure

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"under X", Parikkala style