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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Other Nalbinding Stitches

Other than Finnish, Russian, and Turning Stitches

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There are several different nalbinding stitches, and some of them have been known in many places, and thus may have several names. 

On this website I follow the grouping of stitches by Toini-Inkeri Kaukonen (1960), but I have also included some of the names which have been well-established abroad, ie outside Finland.

Here is an incomplete list of nalbinding stitches (link).

Coptic Stitch / Tarim Stitch   -/- F1B1 (-/- B1F1)
Cross-Dalby Stitch
Dalarna Stitch  (U) O/U O:UO F1
Danish Stitch  O/UO F1
Double Curl Stitch  UOO/UU\O/UOO B1
Double Danish Stitch  OO/UUO F1
Omani Stitch  U(U) (OO/UU) OOO:UUUOO F1
Saltdal Stitch  UUU/OOOU F1 (or B1)
NEW 10/16  Vad UUU/OOOU, reverse side M1 
Variant 5  OOO/UUUO F1
Variant 7  OOO/UUUO B1
Variant 9  OOOO/UUUUO F1
NEW 10/16  Varsta OOO/UUOO F1 (also in Medieval Turku, Finland)
Vendel Stitch  OOo/uUOO F1
York Stitch  UU/OOO F2
Åland Stitch  OOOo/uUUOO (Åland in Sweden, not Finland)
Åsle Stitch  U(U) O/U O:U OO  Bottom1 + F1
Åsle Weaver Stitch  U(U) O/U O:U OO  M1 (photo also: U(U) O/U O:U OO F2)

4-phased stitch (?)
2+1+1+1rus F2 (my experiment) 

Nameless nalbinding stitches:
O/UO B1  
U/OO F1, F2
U/OU F1, F2