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Hi Everyone!

This is just a short message from us, as we are currently in Japan, touring and promoting our book, 55 Christmas Balls to Knit, which is now available in Japanese.

Christmas Ball

We are very happy to announce the launch of our new YouTube Channel, where we hope to post tutorials and other inspiring  videos on a regular basis. We have decided not to limit ourselves to only knitting, but to a create a “Lifestyle Channel “, so even though crafts such as knitting, crochet, embroidery and paper crafts will be the main topics, we will also be giving tips on gardening and cooking, from time to time.

The very first episode is all about the Christmas Balls, which made us world famous in 2010. Watch the episode here. We hope you will enjoy this episode and if you already have our book and have knitted all 55 and want to knit even more balls, we’ve launched a new, mini-Christmas ball, with a simplified pattern, which is quicker to knit! You can get these patterns for free by visiting the link to Schachenmayr’s website below. Once you have entered the Schachenmayr site, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on of the balls, and the downloadable charts will pop up!

Get the free pattern here:

24 Mini Balls by ARNE & CARLOS for Schachenmayr

Buy the yarn here.




We hope you enjoy our first video and since these mini-balls are quicker to knit then the original 55 Christmas Balls, you will be making all 24 in no time!!


Greetings from Tokyo,





PS: Next week, we will show you how to make some really cute angels, out of paper and fabric. This is a great idea for a Christmas workshop together with your kids! So please, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel here!