Latest Updates

10/2016 - Added three new nalbinding stithces (Tabs Turning Stitches and Other Nalbinding Stitches)

6/2016 - Added link to Hanna Martikainen's Master's Thesis (About Nalbinding / Magazines, Theses, and other)

7/2015 - Added 34 new nalbinding videos, and new stitch types.

4/2015 - Added links to Laura Hämäri's Master's Thesis, and Vajanto's and Lipkin's articles (Home / Links to other websites)

3/2015 - Added new stitch
FS 3+1, variant, "Nemi's Back Weave"

3/2015 - Added new stitch Finnish Stitch 2+1 plaited edge Räisälä

8/2014 - Updated pdf instructions, now in English ("For Newcomers")


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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Russian Stitch 1+2+2  (Polvijärvi Stitch)

Polvijärvi, Nurmes, Paltamo, Kitee (Finland)

Hansen's Notation

Video (linkki

Russian Stitch 1+2+2 (Polvijärvi Stitch)

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

Russian Stitch 1+2+2 (Polvijärvi Stitch)
front side

Russian Stitch 1+2+2  (Polvijärvi Stitch)
reverse side

In Finland this stitch type (RS 1+2+2) has been used at least in Nurmes (NBA ethnology collection, label 9614:14), in Paltamo (9616:16, 1+2+2 F1), in Polvijärvi (9616:11, 1+2+2 F2) and in Kitee (label "63", 'puolivenättä' ie 'half Russian'; in Kitee 'kokovenättä' ie 'full Russian' was the RS 2+2+2).