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)


Visits on website:290088 pcs

Finnish Turning Stitch, plaited edge, Parikkala style

Parikkala (Finland)
2+2+tr, plaited edge
tr = 1 loop is 'turned', needle tip to right

Hansen's Notation
UUO Down U/O Up UOOU, connection "under X"

Video (linkki)


Finnish Turning Stitch, plaited edge, 2+2+tr, Parikkala style

There's a diagram in Kaukonen's article (1960), and the connection stitch is based on the sample in the NBA ethnology collection, label 9616:8(b).

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


 Photo on the top - Edge loops
Photo below - Needle points where to make the connection