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For this technique, you'll need a largish needle and whatever yarn you like--preferably wool. Naalbinding is worked by pulling the entire length of the yarn through every stitch, so you need to work with shorter pieces; about 18 inches (40 cm) is good. Some people say you can join your lengths of yarn by splicing; others claim that's a crock and just weave their ends in. Whatever works.

Naalbinding produces a fairly tight fabric, and unlike knitting doesn't ladder when you drop a stitch. It shapes easily, and is an ideal candidate for socks, mittens, and the like. It's slow to work.

Phiala's String Page--Naalbinding