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Nalbinding

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,
56 years ago (1960)

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Finnish Stitch 1+3  (Brodén Stitch)


Savitaipale, Kitee, Pyhäjoki (Finland)
Brodén Stitch (Sweden)

Hansen's Notation
UOOO/UUUOO

Video links below photo

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Finnish Stitch 1+3 (Brodén Stitch)
UOOO/UUUOO
 


Video (link) - includes how to start and make the first loops; joining a chain of stitches to a circle; second row and connection stitches (F1/F2); using thin yarn and tensioning the stitches onto the needle; how to make a round start; voiceover both in English and Finnish.

Video (link) - includes only the stitch itself
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In Märta Brodén's book this stich is made with F2 connection stitch.


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








Swedish Märt Brodén published her Nalbindning boo in 1970's, and made this stitch well-known. In Finland the Finnish Stitch 2+2 is the most common one, and in Sweden it is this FS 1+3 that is the most common one, and thus considered a "basic stitch" in Sweden. In Sweden it's also known by names Norrtälje, Nysätra and Uppsala stygn/tekniken.

In Finland this stitch FS 1+3 has been used at least  in Savitaipale in the beginning of 1900's. A nalbinder I interviewed in autumn/fall 2010, had learnt nalbinding in her home in Savitaipale in the 1930's, and this stitch was the only one she knew. This stitch type FS 1+3 has been used also in Kitee (NBA ethnology collection; label "63" (1+3 F2)), and in Pyhäjoki (NBA, label 9616:17 (1+3 F1)).