The Oslo stitch with F1
Connection stitches makes stitches together to form a woolen fabric. Different connecting stitches and combinations are possible, the examples that i show are made with the Oslo stitch and a the Faberg stitch.
If you have set up a row of needlebinding stitches to make a wristband out of it, for example, you need to needlebind two ends together with a connecting stitch. The most used connection stitch is the F1 which means front and one stitch. You put the needle through one loop.
The Oslo stitch with F2.
F2 means front two stitches, you have to include the new and the old stitche together. You insert the needle in the new stitch and immediately in the old stitch. This F2 stitch gives you a dense fabric.
The Oslo stitch with M1.
With M1 connection stitch the needle goes through the small loop in the middle of the stitch and then under the tour thumb loop en under the working thread. You get twice as thick fabric and at the back side there are ridges. With this fabric you can needlebind a very warm slippers.
The Faberg stitch with M1.
With M1 connection stitch the needle goes through the small loop in the middle of the stitch and then under the two thumb loops en under the working thread. You get twice as thick fabric and at the back side there are ridges. This stitch is a very, very thick fabric and you can needlebind a very warm hat.
The Oslo stitch with F1 and M1.
Combination stitch with F1 and M1.
The needle goes first through the small loop in the middle of the stitch and then through the stitch at the top left. The fabric that is created has a dense structure (there are no rows at the back) Furthermore the fabric is very dence, smoother and naturally wonderfully warm.
Oslo stitch +1 = Faberg stitch with M1.
The different stitches and connection stitches determine the flexibility, strength, density and structure of the woolen fabric. Your imagination, creativity, patience and perseverance means that you can create incredibly beautiful and surprising objects with needlebinding. 🙂