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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)

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 2+3


Joutseno, Jaakkima, Kurkijoki, Rautjärvi, Perho (Finland)
This stitch type is rather common in Finland, and it gives a bit thicker outcome.

Hansen's Notation
UUOOO/UUUOOO  (video)

Video links below photo

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Finnish Stitch 2+3
UUOOO/UUUOOO


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

Video (link) - Finnish Stitch 2+2 & Finnish Stitch 2+3
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 - Finnish Stitch 2+3, "drop & pick" -technique
video1, Kurkijoki (link)
video2, Joutseno (link

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Finnish Stitch 2+3
front side


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Finnish Stitch 2+3
reverse side

In Finland this stitch type FS 2+3 has been used at least in Jaakkima (NBA ethnological collections, label 9616:18, 2+3 F2) and Rautjärvi (9461:1, 2+3 F2), in Perho in the  1930's (Kaukonen, 1960), in Kurkijoki (Korhonen, 1981), and in Joutseno at least from the beginning of 1900's till today (personal communication 9/2010).