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Let’s talk about our schedule for 2020!

Hello and Happy New Year!

We hope everyone has enjoyed their holidays! We spent Christmas and New Year relaxing together with our family and friends, something we really needed, after our very hectic 78-day tour in North America last fall. We are actually just popping in here today, to say hello and make an announcement about our schedule for 2020, but will continue with our holidays for a few more weeks, as we usually spend the first few weeks of January at home, doing a lot of skiing and catching up on other things than work.

Let’s talk about our tour schedule: This year, we have decided to release our entire schedule of events already now, mainly because we are actually taking a big break from touring in 2020 and will only do the few events that already have been mentioned here before. You’ll find the full schedule of events for 2020 at the end of this post.

This week, on our channel, we are starting the new year softly, with a great Q&A where we reveal our hidden talents, so don’t miss this!! And on the subject of missing things, mark your calendars now, as we are going LIVE on Saturday January 25th and we are excited to interact with you then!!

You can see this week’s Q&A video here:


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A little side note about the this week’s video: Because we left Norway to tour North America on September 24th and didn’t return until December 10th, we have not had the chance to record any videos during fall and winter, except for the podcast that we did on December 10th. The episodes you will be seeing the next few weeks were recorded in  late August, therefore, there is no snow. Lot’s of people still think we record and publish the episodes on the same week, but as we’ve mentioned before, we would never be able to post 1 episode each week if we didn’t record in advance. Usually we record 16 episodes each time our team meets, which is 4 weekends per year.

In our web shop this week, we’ve just uploaded Tobias, 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 Rowan sweaters in the layered colour work technique, that we are wearing in our Q&A. 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. If we go ahead with a couple of events in Australia, we will announce them 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 a few spots 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!



    • Victoria Deane on January 5, 2020 at 10:45 pm


    IF a visit back to Australia can be organised, we Aussie knitters would love that – would be a lift for us after a rugged summer. Love Arne’s beanie.

      • Maude on January 6, 2020 at 12:18 am


      Yes! Please visit us in Melbourne xxx

    • Janis Day Lewis on January 6, 2020 at 3:31 am


    I am very sure, Brisbane knitters would LOVE to see you. I am really enjoying watching and listening to your outstanding work. Thank you.

    • Pam Sande on January 6, 2020 at 4:35 am


    I loved the Q & A session. Yes, we do love your pup! Did they tax your grandma when she built the house? It was really a fun video. I agree that we should all use the same terms in our crafts, especially the American & British crocheting terms! Enjoy your holiday! I loved meeting you in Frederickburg, VA. I took the Technique class to learn to purl your way. It is sooooo much better! I am teaching my neighbor’s granddaughters to knit your way now. 😄❤️☃️❄️ Thank you!! Come back to visit us again!! (I was the one who asked about your thoughts on your health care In your country 🙂

    • Lucinda Lai on January 6, 2020 at 4:55 am


    Hi Arne & Carlos!
    Happy New Year to both of you! Your videos always put a smile on my face. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to keep my opinions to myself as I feel really who cares. Although you asked for an opinion on American crochet terms vs. British terms so here it is. I have no problem with either one of them but since living in Southern California, I like something different to analyze. Mental fitness is very important and thinking out patterns and crochet terms help exercise our brains. Early 1990’s I came upon someone who was the distributor of Nihon Vogue books and patterns. So I learned to read Japanese symbols and patterns. By far it’s the easiest way to read a pattern. It’s like a picture is worth a thousand words. So let’s start off the new year being kind to everyone and respect differences. So I say if there are many ways to interpret patterns but has the same results, that terrific! Have a wonderful week and looking forward to your next video.

    • Cherry Horan on January 6, 2020 at 4:59 am


    I do hope that you visit Melbourne. We need something to look forward to with the ongoing bushfire events.
    I’m very fortunate to be able to go on the Stately homes trip and I am counting the sleeps!
    And thanks for all of the yarn inspiration

    • Jody F on January 6, 2020 at 5:52 am


    Happy New Year to you and yours from us and ours here in Wyoming!
    Glad you guys are enjoying some much needed down time at home and with the fam.
    Thanks for the surprise on the Q & A video when you answered my questions. I was knitting and nearly dropped my stitch when I heard my name. LOL! 😀
    Your workshops that I attended in Longmont CO was a big highlight of our year in 2019. Bill and I will often reflect on those days with fond memories. (I’m halfway done with the sweater Thorvald now-just starting the color work Eeeeeeek)
    Enjoy the days, and may the new year be healthy, happy, prosperous and fulfilling!

    • Margrete lohne on January 6, 2020 at 7:22 am


    Please come and visit us in Brisbane. Norsk dame som bor her nede i varmen. Har heklet og strikket siden jeg var liten. Ogsaa deres produkter. Det hadde vert saaaa koselig aa treffe dere😊

    • Jeanetta Lee on January 6, 2020 at 8:35 am


    Hello Arne & CARLOS. You have become my hero’s. I’m I am entering a new phase of my life and watching how you live your lives embracing the things you love and enjoy without letting what other people think bother you and without being dismissive about what others think is a model to live by. I am now embracing what I love even all the little things.
    I really love the patterns you developed for Rowen and will be buying the patterns after I pay off December’s credit card.
    I just wanted you to know how you have inspired me and to say thank you for that.

    • Isabel on January 6, 2020 at 8:48 am


    Hi Arne and Carlos,
    Back to work today, but had a very enjoyable two weeks over Christmas and New Year learning Norwegian-style knitting from you and creating my first sock (including designing my own – very basic – patterns). It’s been a real pleasure knitting along with your podcasts and tutorials. Greetings from France and all good wishes for your winter break and the New Year.

    • Barbro Donithan on January 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm


    Enjoy you two. So glad we have you both to teach us knitting and a few other wonderful techniques. We hope that you will come again to Leavenworth, Washington and visit us. Thank you for you two!

    • Sandra on January 6, 2020 at 8:26 pm


    Always a pleasure…thank you!

    • Linda on January 6, 2020 at 10:10 pm


    I like loose birds, too. Happy New Year!

    • Kristen Frank on January 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm


    My husband and I happened to be on the same “Finnmarken” cruise with you and your knitting students in March of 2019. It was fun to see you both interact with the knitters and have lots of laughs. Until then, I didn’t know who you were, but now I watch each of your posts and videos. I would love to learn to knit the European way, it looks so much more efficient. I love Norway and travel there, from Iowa, to visit cousins as often as possible.

    • Erika on January 8, 2020 at 6:10 am


    Great Q&A. You both make me smile – thanks for doing your pod casts. Also – I’m looking forward to trying your cabbage recipes.

    • Donna on January 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm


    Do you have a Norwegian Forrest Cat?

    • Mai T Chang on March 16, 2020 at 4:03 am


    Hello, it’s me from Boston, Massachusetts
    I love to see you guys, because Arne is so goofy, and he makes me laugh out loud.
    I am wondering do you have your own cookbook out with plenty of delicious recipes. I would like to make some cookies that Arne was making at Christmas time. A pyramid of star-shaped cookies with dusted power sugar.

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