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Russian Stitch 2+4+1  (Metsäpirtti 2A)


Russian Stitch 2+4+1, Metsäpirtti 2A

Video (link

Based on the written stitch description, this stitch is either Russian Stitch 2+4+1 
or Turning Stitch 2+4+tr (see Metsäpirtti 2B (link)). The video shows both possibilities. 

Russian Stitch 2+4+1, F2
front side 
Russian Stitch 2+4+1, F2
reverse side 


This stitch (whether Russian or Turning) has been used in Metsäpirtti (Finnish NBA, National Nalbindin Survey 1957, K3/#? (437?)). Note that there wasn't a sample enclosed with this stitch description, so it is impossible to know to which way to turn the fifth loop behind the thumb. 

This stitch (whether Russian or Turning) is a version of a simpler stitch 2+5, which also was used in Metsäpirtti, but the respondent wrote this other version, with the last loop twisted, was more popular because it was stronger and more beautiful. 

Which of these two versions, then, Russian or Turning, might be the prettier one :) ?