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Let’s talk briefly about our garden in full bloom and the re-run of one of our favourite Podcasts

We are enjoying a warm and lovely summer month in our garden when Norway is at its very best! A few weeks ago, we did an update of our garden on YouTube, which was filmed in the beginning of the season. Many have been asking us for a report on how it looks now and since pictures do say more than thousands of words, we hope you enjoy these photos, taken on July 17th, 2019:


We are sure many will react to seeing iris and lilacs in bloom in our garden in mid July, but keep in mind that we are high up in the mountains in Scandinavia and everything blooms much later here – but in return, we get to keep our flowers in bloom for so much longer periods of time too!

As we are still on a summer break, we have decided to do a re-run of one of our favourite podcasts, first published in 2018. We hope you will enjoy this! You can get the pattern for the hat here.


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Next week on YouTube, we are premiering our very first travel vlog, which we filmed while we travelled in Japan for work last February. We are excited about releasing that video and hope you will enjoy travelling with us!

Other news: 

If you didn’t purchase KNIT STARS 3.0 last years and therefore missed our workshop, there is a fantastic opportunity to get our workshop from that amazing event as a stand alone workshop, which we are calling The ARNE & CARLOS “QuickStars” short course. For three days only, from July 23rd to 25th, our short course will be available for purchase. You will not only get the workshop and the KNIT STARS mitten pattern, but also the lifestyle segment filmed on the beautiful mountains near our home, our tour of the Valdres Folk Museum’s archive of mittens from the 18th through 20th century and lots os new bonus materials.

Click here to get 2 free patterns and a reminder for when the sale of our QuickStars short course starts!

Also, we’ve just updated our web shop with many patterns that haven’t been available for a while, like the Space Invader Mittens.

Calendar of events (click on links for more info)

September 19th – 22nd. Fanø Knit Festival, Denmark. We will attend and teach at Fanø Knit Festival in Denmark this year! Click here for more information and here to sign up for our knitted dolls class.

March 3rd – 9th, 2020: “Knitting under the Northern Lights”. Cruise along the stunning Norwegian coast. SOLD OUT but waiting list is available. More information is available here.

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.

Check out our online store for great patterns!


    • Zoed Vega on July 22, 2019 at 4:53 am



    • Jody on July 22, 2019 at 5:24 am


    Thank you for the update on the gorgeous garden! Wowza, so beautiful!
    Glad you’re enjoying some time to yourselves, and I’m sure Freja is having a grand time as well.

    Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer!

    • Ing-Marie on July 22, 2019 at 9:52 am


    Hi A&C thanks for the update of your garden. It is so beautiful with all the flowers. Thank you🌸

    • MeMe Fraser on July 22, 2019 at 11:45 am


    Amazing colours. I see some colours that would look amazing for a quilt. Thank you for sharing🧶🧶🇨🇦

    • Barbara Harrison on July 22, 2019 at 3:35 pm


    Beautiful,I love your garden!

    • Anna on July 23, 2019 at 8:12 pm


    I listened to the podcast, you talking about skiing while there is now a heatwave and temperatures going up to 38 degrees here. Very funny! I finished another 5 flowers of my Hedvig blanket. Thank you for the company. Warm greetings from Belgium.

    • Sparrow Hill on July 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm


    Hello Arne and Carlos,
    I truly enjoy your podcasts and wanted to mention that even though they are not tutorials they have been so helpful to me in learning how to knit. I am a self taught knitter, learning entirely from YouTube videos and books from my local library. While it is relatively easy to find information on how to form stitches and shaping and such, it is not as easy to find examples of how people naturally knit. How to hold needles, how to smoothly shuttle stitches from one needle to the other and subtle adjustments in hand positions and tension are difficult to teach. They are the kind of things that you learn by watching and imitating. During the podcasts I’m able to see Arne just knit the way he naturally would. As I knit along I find my hand movements automatically start to sync up with Arne’s, and I’m able to see the subtle adjustments I’m making to produce a smooth and even fabric. For someone who didn’t grow up at the foot of a knitter this has been an invaluable resource for me and probably for many of your other followers as well.
    Thank you!

      • Susanne Møller on August 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm


      You are so right, Sparrow. I didn’t realise how much watching a expert like Arne knit influences me, untill one day I was trying to crochet while wathing him….it was completely impossible LOL

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