Beginning Nålbinding – Oslo Stitch Hat

Hats made by nalbinding technique

Part of the Make Like a Viking series

Nålbinding is an old but fun way to work with yarn!  Instead of using a hooked stick or multiple needles, shorter lengths of yarn are worked with a large needle to create the fabric.

This technique was used for centuries before knitting or crochet were invented, and Viking peoples created warm hats, mittens and socks (a few surviving artifacts date from the 900s).  In fact, nålbound items and fragments have been found in Egypt, the Middle East, and South America – the oldest made around 6,000 years ago!

We will cover the Oslo stitch and how to make a hat along with construction of a round start and a straight start.

Suitable for adults and children 10+ with adult present.  Some experience with yarn is helpful, but not required.

Viking era sock

Class: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9 am – noon

Instructor: Tanna Burchinal

Class fee $30.  Register online and bring payment to first class (cash, check, card accepted).

Materials to bring:

  • 100% wool yarn, worsted weight – NOT SUPERWASH!!

Instructor will provide:

  • Instructions
  • Needle

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.