Oslo Stitch

Now that you have your materials together, this video will get you started with the most basic stitch.

The Oslo Stitch.

Here is a photo of one row of Oslo stitch completed. I think it is really pretty - it looks a bit like a braid!



And here is a close up of several rows of the Oslo stitch done in a hat.


There are a couple of variations on the Oslo stitch, which can give it not only a slightly different look, but also make the garment lighter weight and quite stretchy (which is what I like for a headband) or denser (and therefore warmer) and less stretchy,  which is what I like for a hat. 

I will get into more details about how to "vary" the stitch several videos from now.  And there are additional stitches - the Finnish stitch, the Mammen stitch, Coptic  stitch - lots more to explore down the line.  But we need to start with the basics.

Watch the video below and practice getting started and getting a good even tension on the Oslo stitch before going on to the next page where you'll learn how to splice your yarn so you can work longer pieces.

I recommend you practice this first - don't worry about wasting 5-10 yards of yarn to keep repeating this. If you have a full skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky (about 125 yds) you need only 2/3 of it for the hat - that leaves 1/3 for practice!  In the long run, it will be worth practicing on several 1 yd lengths  before you move on to the next video! But remember to work with about 1-1.5 yd lengths....no longer or you will drive yourself crazy!

And here is a video showing how you would start nalbinding in the round. I would use this approach if I wanted to nalbind trivets or coasters, or a round rug.  You can use this approach for hats, socks, etc, (like knitting a hat from the crown down to the brim, or a sock knit toe up instead of cuff cown), but I think it is easier to work a hat from the brim to the crown - so ultimately that is how the hat instructions I provide at the end of this tutorial are written. But in case you want to try it the other way, here is how to get started! 




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