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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Finnish Stitch 3+3 (Sortavala Stitch)

Sortavala (Ladoga Carelia, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1940)
Kannas (Carelian Isthmus, former Finland; area belongs to Russia since 1940)
Salsta (Sweden)

Hansen's Notation

Video (link) "drop & pick" -technique

Finnish Stitch 3+3  (Sortavala Stitch)

You can read more about the Finnish Stitch Family on page Stitch Grouping by Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen (link).
Kaukonen writes (1960) this stitch type FS 3+3 was used in Finland for thicker mittens, but doesn't name places. Combining the information from Kaukonen's article (1960), and the samples in the NBA ethnological collection (label 9170:6, FS 3+3 F2) , you can see, though, that Ms Elmi Tsokkinen from Suojärvi learnt this way of nalbinding from a woman in Sortavala.