fredag 30. november 2012

Yorkstitching - old tecnique

These mittens has been sewing in an old tecnuiqe - called "yorkstitching" = nålbinding.

This is a needle - made from ash.

My first needle - made out of bone.

New needles for sale - made from ash.

A few needles for sale - made from an apple tree.
New mittens start...

Some info here: Yorkstitch in Swedish.

Do you want some more info, please send mail to

From Wikipedia:


(Danish: literally "binding with a needle" or "needle-binding", also naalbinding, nålbinding or naalebinding) is a fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crochet. Also known in English as "knotless netting," "knotless knitting," or "single needle knitting," the technique is distinct from crochet in that it involves passing the full length of the working thread through each loop, unlike crochet where the work is formed only of loops, never involving the free end. It also differs from knitting in that lengths must be pieced together during the process of nålebinding, rather than a continuous strand of yarn that can easily be pulled out. Archaeological specimens of fabric made by nålebinding can be difficult to distinguish from knitted fabric.
Nålebinding is still practiced by women of the Nanti tribe, an indigenous people of the Camisea region of Peru. They use it to make bracelets. Nålebinding is also popular still in the Scandinavian countries.
The basic technique involves the use of a single flat needle. A loop is formed, and the needle passed through the loop. The thread is pulled through the loop, but the knot is not snugged up. Left loose, the yarn forms a new loop. The needle is passed through the new loop, forming a chain. At the end of a row, the work may be turned, and each stitch passed through both its partner loop and a loop in the previous row. The work may be performed in a single direction "in the round", forming circles and tubes for socks and mittens.
Some examples:


Samlet og redigert av Synn©ve, september 2010


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