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Naalbinding projects gallery

January 7, 2013
My second project was a pair of socks for myself in Lopi 100% wool singles.

Several years ago, a friend taught me to naalbind using what is commonly known as the mammen stitch.  Naalbinding is an ancient needle looping technique that predates knitting for string manipulation.  It was used in the Viking age, but also dates to ancient Egypt, I believe.

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Indigo Dyed Naalbind Socks

February 14, 2012
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Last autumn, I dyed some Lopi icelandic wool singles skeins with indigo as a test before dying the wool for the kaftan fabric.  I was excited by the way the yarn turned out; the color was rich and saturated.  I knew instantly what I wanted to make from them – naalbind socks.  Because I had a lot of other projects going on at the time, I reluctantly set the yarn aside for another time. I…

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