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1st of Advent Special: Knitting Colour Work Mittens.

We hope all our USA-based friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you all were able to relax in the company of your families and close friends! Thanksgiving has taken place very late this year, which means that first of Advent and the kick off for Christmas 2019 take place immediately after and on the very same weekend! And this means that here on our channels, we FINALLY get to go into full Christmas mode!

This week, we are knitting some lovely mittens and doing a special, radio style podcast, which you can enjoy below. We are focusing mainly on knitting the gusset and adding the contrast thread, but the main point of this video is to talk about what’s been going on around here. So, make yourself a cup of tea, grab your knitting and join us for this special first of advent podcast!


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The pattern for the mittens is available in our webshop. Click on the photos below to get it.


Dream Knitting Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. Yes!!! We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Australia and visiting New Zealand in 2020. Join us for this amazing 12 day, 11 night Knitting Cruise that departs from Sydney on March 27th, 2020 and visits all the amazing sights in New Zealand! More information is available here and here.

SOLD OUT – EXTRA “KNITTING UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS” CRUISE! Due to the incredible popularity of our knitting cruises in Norway, we are hereby pleased to announce an additional Northern Lights Knitting cruise in March 2020! This cruise will be very special since it will actually start up in the far north of Norway, in Kirkenes – where the group will have a wonderful pre cruise experience of Arctic life in Norway (with even more chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis) before the cruise starts on its southbound voyage to Bergen, the main city of southwestern Norway. In Bergen we have also included a post cruise experience for you, to make sure you get the most out of your Norway adventure! The cruise will take place from March 8-16, 2020.  This cruise is now sold out. A new cruise will be announced soon!

IN OUR WEBSHOP THIS WEEK: We hope you enjoy knitting the SIA, the Christmas Star and our Christmas Stocking! Check out our webshop for loads of inspiring patterns!



    • Shirley Beard on December 1, 2019 at 6:55 pm


    We will be wearing our new mittens at Nord Capp. That is if I get started now considering everything else I look forward to knitting in 2020.
    Loved the visit this morning. The radio podcasts are my favorite.
    Also many thanks to Anna, Erik, and PJ !!! Great job everyone. We are so lucky to have this each week.

    • Kayann on December 2, 2019 at 4:16 am


    The holidays, for me, means remembering my Norwegian ancestors and “getting Norwegiany” for Christmas. Here’s a blog post I did a few years ago about looking for my Norwegian great-great-grandmother Anna, making lefse, and collecting Norwegian sweaters! (I did find her in Camp Lake, Minnesota, but that’s another story.)
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions with us. I look forward to your cooking episodes soon. God Jul!

    • Minervita on December 2, 2019 at 7:43 am


    Hahahaha! I wanted to see the knitting in slower motion, and I lowered the speed from normal 100 to 0.5 but the voice slowed down too, and Carlos sounded as if he was drunk, really funny.

    • Sue Dsvison on December 2, 2019 at 8:07 am


    Hi, your mittens are beautiful..can I just ask? How many stitches do you knit before you twist the yarn behind?

    • Sue.Davison on December 2, 2019 at 8:52 am


    Hi Arne and Carlos..we do use metric measurements when baking in the UK but sometimes have the imperial aling side. Traders are not allowed to show imperial weights.
    Sue xx

    • Toni on December 2, 2019 at 11:11 am


    It would have made more sense and helpful to have the camera behind you to show knitting the mitten the
    way it would look to someone who is actually knitting – not upside down or from the way you were having the camera

      • Shirley on December 2, 2019 at 3:06 pm


      I believe both Arne and Carlos both stated that this was not a tutorial but instead a podcast of chatting and telling stories like one might hear if you were listening to the radio. I loved just watching the rhythm of his hands and the fabric just appearing as if I was sitting with him at a knitting group.

    • Linda on December 2, 2019 at 1:53 pm


    Thank-you for another great podcast. I snowshoe and love it. I am a cross country skier but now prefer snowshoeing.
    I live in rural Saskatchewan in Canada and I am able to put them on, walk out out my door and go wherever I want.
    It was a glorious day yesterday, lots of frost and enough snow for a walk with the snowshoes, heaven 😊😊

    • Micalanne Child on December 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm


    Hello Arne and Carlos! I enjoy your podcasts very much! I think it’s smart to be prepared weeks in advance in the way you two and your team do it. Although it tires you the weekend you do the filming, I believe it gives you a bit of freedom to do other things and prevents podcast burn-out.

    Watching Arne knit is soothing and, although I am much slower than he, it reminds me to practice a little bit each day. The enjoyment in creating is there no matter the speed a garment or ornament or mitten is knitted! I also appreciate your words of not caring about jogs, the fact that it’s just knitting, and that you do what you want with your designs and your channel!

    Happy December!!!

    • Kathy on December 2, 2019 at 9:34 pm


    I made lefse. It came out great. Just finished mittens. I also made Christmas balls based on your pattern for my cats. They love playing with them. Thank you for inspiring me to try new things!

    • Rae on December 2, 2019 at 10:38 pm


    Thank you for coming to Canada (Orleans)! I really enjoyed your Squirrel Christmas ball tutorial.
    When I got home, my 13 yr old daughter chewed me out for not getting a selfie with you!

      • DOLL CREELMAN on December 3, 2019 at 1:08 am


      So close and yet so far Rae. I’m up the Ottawa Valley and would gladly have made the trip.

    • DOLL CREELMAN on December 3, 2019 at 1:08 am


    Greetings from Canada. I was so sorry to have missed you in St. Thomas, Ontario this past weekend but I did order one of your lovely books. Am waiting (not so patiently) for it to arrive. I love the mittens AND I love the podcasts when you chat about so many things. I knit along and enjoy.

    • Judy Dayes on December 16, 2020 at 4:56 pm


    Hi Arne and Carlos from Canada

    I am knitting your beautiful Lykke mittens in small (a junior knitter too). This is my second attempt at the Fair Isle style. I would like to give them to my daughter for Christmas. I am perplexed on line 7, always ending up with two extra stitches. Am I not doing a good job following? Your projects and Youtube videos are keeping all of us busy in these trying days of Co-vid. Carlos I hope you are feeling so much better as you heal from this terrible virus. Arne must be making you alot of chicken soup!. ; )
    Thank you,


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