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Let’s talk about how to convert a pattern for a flat knitted garment into a pattern knitted on the round.

Greetings from Norway!  This week, on our channel, we are looking into one of our Rowan designs from our New Nordic women’s collection and explain how you can change the pattern for this cardigan knitted flat into a cardigan knitted on the round.

All you need to do is follow our explanation in this week’s video, here below:


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For more information on steeking and making a cardigan according to your own measurements, check out this free tutorial and pattern written by us, in 4 parts:

Part 1          Part 2          Part 3          Part 4


In our web shop this week

You can download the pattern for the Freja cardigan here.

We’ve also publishedTobias, the pattern for the fair isle hat that Arne is wearing on the photo below. Click here to get it.

There are many other great patterns on our web shop, including the patterns for both “Save the Children Sweaters” sweaters in that we are wearing in this weeks videa. Click here to access our web shop.


March 2 – 9, 2020 and March 8 – 16, 2020: Knitting under the Aurora Borealis onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express, Norway. 2 cruises. (sold out)

March 27 – April 7, 2020: Knitting Cruise in New Zealand (sold out). 

April 2020: We have considered a few appearances in Australia after the cruise is over, but the planning of these events has been delayed due to the current situation with the bushfires in Australia. We hope to go ahead with a couple of events in Australia, which we will hopefully announce in the middle or end of February.

June 4 – 10, 2020:  English Stately Homes, Gardens and Knitting in the U.K. (sold out)

September 11 – 24, 2020: Knitting Along the Most Beautiful Coastline in the World, Onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express, Norway. The classic roundtrip. (Only 1 more spot left. Click here for more)

October 9-12, 2020: Knitting retreat in Tono, Japan. Priority will be given to local knitters from the Tohoku area and to members of the ARNE & CARLOS Fan Club JAPAN.

We may add on or two more events in Europe this year, but at the time of writing this post, we do not have any plans to tour USA or Canada in 2020. We will, more than likely, not return to North America until earliest in the fall of 2021.

Wishing you a great week ahead and don’t forget about our LiveStream on Saturday January 25th!


    • Kathy on January 13, 2020 at 3:06 am


    When you knit Norwegian way you said sew and cut. When you sew do you use a straight or zigzag stitch? I do not like purling, so knit in the round works for me. Beautiful sweater.

    • MARTHIE on January 13, 2020 at 9:52 am



    • sandra on January 13, 2020 at 11:52 am


    I now know why you need to add a stitch in the middle after you finish kniting a rib.
    Thank you.

    • Renee C David on January 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm


    Am having trouble ordering patterns from your site. Do you plan to put your patterns on Ravelry? I don’t have problems there loading them into my library. Or perhaps, you don’t care to use Ravelry and want to keep orders on your site? Just wondering…..enjoy your YouTube videos. Thank you.

    1. Reply

      Sorry that you are having problems purchasing patterns fro our website. Unfortunately, Ravelry works with Paypal only and because our currency is the Norwegian kroner and PayPal offers inferior exchange rates from USD, GBP and EURO, we have decided against Ravelry, as our patterns would have to be 10%-15% more expensive. Also, because we are a small company, it doesn’t make any sense business wise to have two payment methods, as so we prefer Stripe, which offers us a better exchange rate. If you send us an email through our website, we can offer a solution for payment and send the purchased patterns manually. Kind regards, ARNE & CARLOS

    • Anja O on January 13, 2020 at 9:29 pm


    Hello my new knitting friends! I have all your books except the journaling one. All are inspiring and encouraging. I only recently discovered your website and Utube videos and have been immersing myself in the various creative techniques and the beauty of the Norwegian landscape. As I am going through chemotherapy this discovery has been like a super medicine. Gifts of hats, socks and mittens have kept me focused on others rather than feeling sorry for myself. Taught by my German grandmother, I have been knitting off and on for 35 years and only in the last few years got brave enough to try color-work. I love the richness and colors of your Scandinavian designs. I have now pledged to complete a cardigan Norwegian style. I do not like the purling color-work of flat knitting and then the tedious sewing up but so many patterns are designed this way. Thank you for this latest nugget of knitting knowhow. The added stitch to center the design-simple brilliance! Thank you too for all the machine sewing and assembly info. I eagerly look forward to your next video. Best wishes in this new year!

    • kara duncan on January 14, 2020 at 1:57 am


    Hi guys thank you so much! To Arne talked about patterns for toys by a certain artist and I am thinking about patterns in the round. By adding a purl I think it is like making jogs in the pattern for stripes?
    So many questions I think I must come discuss in person- be there soon and miss you!

    • Merry Freeman on January 14, 2020 at 5:18 am


    Do you have a pattern for your jumpers in this video, which are just beautiful?

    1. Reply

      yes, you can get the patterns for the videos we are wearing in our website at

    • BonBon on January 15, 2020 at 12:22 pm


    Hello, and thank you both for your lovely videos and knitting inspiration. I have a question concerning the Tuva pattern from the New Nordic that relates to this latest post. When I first saw the images in the book I assumed that Tuva was knitted in the round. I was wondering if, perhaps it was conceived that way? The shape almost looks like it could be knitted in the round from the top down with steeks at either side to separate the arms from the body and then sewing up the seams from wrist to waist and adding the ribbing at wrists and waist after.
    Please excuse if this was not the idea as my imagination makes me want to see if it might be possible to convert this to a circular knitting pattern.
    Thank you again for your lovely designs and best wishes for continued inspiration in the new year.

    1. Reply

      Actually, Tuva is a bit special- the front and back are knitted in one piece which is then sewed on the sides. There are no shoulder or sleeve seams in this design. However, it can be knitted on the round as you describe.

    • Deb on January 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm


    wondering if you can crochet in the round and use the steek ?

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