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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:1674060 pcs

Finnish Stitch 3+2

Tuukkala (Finland)
Kannas (Carelian Isthmus, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1940)
Börstil III (Sweden)

Hansen's Notation

Video (link) "drop & pick" -technique

Finnish Stitch 3+2

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

Finnish Stitch 3+2
front side

Finnish Stitch 3+2
reverse side

In Finland this stitch type FS 3+2 has been used at least in Carelian Isthmus (Leinonen, 2000), and the Tuukkala woman's mitten, about 1200 CE (in Mikkeli), is possibly made with this technique (Vajanto, 2004).