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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 Stich 1+2+1  (Kitee Stitch)

Kitee (Finland)

Hansen's Notation UOOU/OUUOO  (video)

Russian Stitch 1+2+1  (Kitee Stitch)

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


Russian Stitch 1+2+1 (Kitee Stitch)

In Finland this stitch type (RS 1+2+1) has been used at least in Kitee (a sample in NBA ethnology collection).

In the book Gamla textila tekniker i ull it is mentioned that for Dalby Stitch, you can pick up an additional loop behind the thumb, but it is not specified whether they mean RS 1+2+1 (Kitee Stitch) or RS 1+1+2 (Oulu Stitch). Based on another book, Vinterblomster, I would say, that they mean RS 1+1+2 (Oulu Stitch). But in both of those two books it is described quite vaguely.