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It’s time for some changes!

A lot has been going on here for the past few months and it’s about time we announce the changes that we have been working on and talk about the things that we want to do in the future, especially when it comes to our social media platforms and most importantly: the way we interact with you!

Since we are only posting very sporadically on Instagram and Facebook nowadays, we have decided to become more active here on this blog and we will make sure to post updates on all the things that are going on around here, hopefully on a weekly basis. This will compensate for our absence on the other platforms, so make sure to subscribe to our updates or check in on the blog regularly from now, to find out what we are up to! You will also notice, if you look at the bottom of this post, that we have now opened for comments on our blog posts. This is something that we have been thinking about doing for a long time and finally we got it done! So, from now on, you can also leave a reply to our posts here on the blog and we hope that this will make the experience on this platform more interactive, as we intend to follow up and reply to as many comments as we can. We want to encourage you to comment on our blog posts and give us your feedback, as we really want to hear from you!

  

Let’s talk about what we have been up to lately: April at the Studio.

Now, to our weekly update, which, for the first time is going to be a monthly update, as we do have some catching up to do!

April was a quiet but busy month for us. We have been in Norway all the time, working at our studio and will continue to do so for the next few weeks, as we have some design projects that we are working on at the moment and which we need to wrap up. We don’t think we have ever explained to you how long ahead in time we actually work, but currently, we are designing collections for Spring/Summer 2020 and will hopefully have everything finalised by May 15th. Then, after we return from our Knitting Under the Midnight Sun Cruise on June 3rd, we will start our work for Autumn/Winter 2020 and also start thinking about Spring/Summer 2021. Designing knitwear for a brand like Rowan or developing sock yarns for Regia is a process that takes a long time and we will be writing more about our timelines in the coming updates, so that you get a better understanding of what the life of full-time designers really looks like.

Working on some new designs. Do you see anything on Carlos’ desk that catches your interest? Let us know in the comments.

Easter came late this year and we decided, for the first time since 2015, to take the entire Easter week off, and enjoyed some fabulous, warm and sunny weather up in the high mountains in Jotunheimen, which is very close to where we live. We were also able to spend some time with our family as well, which was lovely. So, we feel totally refreshed and ready to finish up on our projects! Now, the snow has melted completely and we have also started to tidy up our garden and prepare it for the season. In the next few weeks, things will start to grow very quickly and by the end of May, we will have an explosion of greenery and flowers! It’s always an exciting and fun time for us. This year, we have big plans to start making a new kitchen garden and the work to renovate the old warehouse, which will eventually become our new studio, will also resume again this summer. We will write more about the renovation and the new kitchen garden as the season progresses. And we will be doing updates from our garden as well as composting with Bokashi on YouTube this summer, so stay tuned!

Snow is gone and it’s time to get the garden ready! Freja is there to help, as always.

Our Final Thoughts on Raising Pattern Prices:

We know about the discussions on pricing that have been going on in the knitting community lately, about people wanting to raise their pattern prices considerably, in order to cover their costs. We just wanted you to know that we are very happy charging our current prices ($6 for small accessories, $7 – $ 8 for larger designs that include things like complex charts or grading ) and have no intention of raising them. And on the subject of inclusivity, our YouTube channel is for everyone to enjoy and will always continue to be 100% free of charge. Also, for those of you who are not aware: We have published around 100 free patterns on our blog that support the free tutorials that we have on YouTube. Everyone is welcome to use these patterns and we really hope you will enjoy making some of those projects! We did start to charge for new patterns from January 2019 and have now finally opened our own online shop, but even if we intend to sell patterns through our online shop, we will still continue to post a free pattern from time to time.

We wish you a great week ahead!

ARNE & CARLOS

Calendar of events (click on links for more info)

May 28th – June 3rd, 2019: “Knitting Under the Midnight Sun”. Cruise along the stunning Norwegian coast together with us. Due to a cancellation, we still have 1 cabin available. More information is available here.

August 15th – 19th, 2019: Tour some of Britain’s most stunning gardens together with us. In addition to visiting some seriously beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds, we have tickets to Prince Charles’ Garden at his private residence, Highgrove. These tickets are almost impossible to come by, so this is a unique chance! There are still a few spots available. We are SO excited about this trip!! More information is available here.

March 3rd – 9th, 2020: “Knitting under the Northern Lights”. Cruise along the stunning Norwegian coast together with us. We just opened this cruise for registration and half of the spots are already gone. We expect it to sell out very soon. More information is available here.

 

    • Heather Bell on May 5, 2019 at 8:02 pm

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    WOW! I have just discovered your designs and website, and am so glad I did!! I was having some tension problems working your Berenice design from Rowan Magazine 65, and discovered your tutorials on achieving even tension on stranded knitting using the Norwegian method of knitting. After knitting the British way for so many years, my fingers are not being very cooperative right now. Here’s hoping my stubbornness will lead to better tension!

    Am looking forward to your new designs with Rowan, and watching more tutorials.

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      Practice makes perfect! Learning a new way takes some time, so just make sure to persevere and thinks will get better and better!

    • Theresa avery on May 5, 2019 at 9:28 pm

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    I want to order the pattern for the no heel spiral sock is that the one that is 6.50 am anxious to try that socks

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      Yes, that’s the one. Just click on this link, to get straight to it: https://arnecarlos.com/shop/product/heeless-sock/

    • Susan Attwood on May 5, 2019 at 9:33 pm

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    I am really looking forward to knitting the spiral socks as Christmas presents. They look great. Thank you.

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      Yes, they absolutely make great gifts as “one size fits all”. Enjoy!

    • Kathlene (Kathy) Dahlstrom on May 6, 2019 at 4:41 am

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    I love watching you both, whether on youtube, your blog, or website! I just bought your book of favorite knits that was offered on Knitpicks.com! I love all the patterns so I’m planning on doing some of those. I need more hours in a day to knit all your great patterns….lololol. I too have been working on planting new flowers, borders, & making our outside space a place to relax & knit! I will look forward to all your new workings, videos, & ideas! Love to you both!

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      Thanks for your feedback!

    • Rhonda on May 6, 2019 at 4:46 am

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    Thank you for being so gracious! I had the pleasure of being in your all day class in Minneapolis last November. You both are as knowledgeable, kind, and gracious in person! Thank you for sharing your experiences, in daily life and special events. Though I am unable to participate in the trips (definite dreams for me!), I so appreciate being able to live vicariously through your blog and anywhere else you choose to share.

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      Thanks for feedback! We hope to have you in another class of our’s in the near future!

    • Mari on May 6, 2019 at 4:50 am

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    My Two Favorite Knitting Guys (Gurus),

    Wishing you both longevity in health, happiness and together with us, your fan-vo-rites nothing but learning and prosperity from here on. You gave me great news as I am the kind of person to watch YouTube and your website. I get tired of looking into different medias to learn and read on. It becomes exhausting when we have only a few minutes a day. We learn so much from you both and enjoy your unity in lessons and your laughs, colors, and delight in sharing.

    I will continue from today on to come to your shop and look here first for new ideas and patterns. By the way, I did buy Regia yarn from Yarn.com and never thought I would love it as much as I do. It was a bit rough in texture but strangely got used to it right away and followed your advice that with use it will soften. Thanks Arne & Carlos.

    I wrote on YouTube about two weeks ago about my antique dining room set (100+ years old) in which the chairs are silk and are fraying. It is in incredible shape but I would love if you can come up with a cover for each chair with different designs to complement each other and tassels. My home decoration is classic/fancy. Can you email me with ideas, please?

    With Love and gratitude,

    Mari

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      Thanks for your feedback!

    • Michelle on May 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

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    Hi Arne & Carlos! I look forward to reading your blogs. I found you guys on Youtube when I was needing help with Aran knitting. You are a great team and you can tell you care about helping others learn the craft. On Carlos’ desk I really like the design patterns on the monitor. They look great. Love the colour scheme. Also thank you for not increasing your pattern pricing. Hope you get some time to enjoy the warmer spring weather and get some time to garden.

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      Thanks for your feedback! It started to get cold again, but hopefully next week we will be able to head out to the garden,

        • Tonda on May 7, 2019 at 5:04 am

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        I love the doll, I have a book of your doll patterns and watched the video still very intimidating.
        I like to knit with two circular needles maybe you can do a tutorial that way also could you slow down just a bit at 59 I feel like I have to watch things 20 times to “get it”
        I have 3 of your books and when finances permit plan on buying more…I like the short footies that have an inch or two of cuff and regular toe up pattern with a gusset etc I have always hated tube socks (no reflection on your work)
        I am out of practice on socks but so much Christmas knitting to do then I can be making socks for me 🙂
        God Bless you both,

    • Sam Miller on May 6, 2019 at 5:07 am

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    Arne and Carlis, I love the new direction and look forward to your blog posts. Thank you for keeping your many admirers in mind as you move into this new venture! Your artistic insights are always a delight and I faithfully follow your You Tube channel.

    Wishing you both a glorious May. I can’t wait to learn more about the Japanese composting method!

    Cheers to lucky dog Freya!!!

    Sam Miller

    • Barbara Vickers on May 6, 2019 at 5:15 am

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    Hello Arne&Carlos,

    So glad to learn the proper spelling of Freja’s name. She is such a good watch dog, protecting you and scaring away the moose, etc. And happy to know that your YouTube channel will continue.
    Today I received some Schachenmayr yarn that I ordered to knit your doll’s pattern-those dolls are so cute.
    I know that you will be continuing all your great creations.

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      Yes, we never thought about the fact that people would want to knot how to spell our dog’s name, and Freja is an old norse name that can be spelled in so many different ways: Freja, Freya, Frøya, Freija, Freiya…

        • Bobbie on May 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm

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        I am so inspired by seeing The Freja with you on your YouTube sessions that I think that I must name our new puppy (in two weeks) Freja. It’s all bound up with viewing a sweet dog, learning new knitting techniques, and having fun with new designs.

    • Sharon Robertson on May 6, 2019 at 5:28 am

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    Great pictures, I love the bag design Carlos is working on. It is wonderful to see the spring finally. Cheers from Nova Scotia, Canada.

    • Jody on May 6, 2019 at 5:30 am

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    Great Blog! Looking forward to the stories ahead.
    We’re so fortunate that you share the expertise, knowledge, and inspiration with us, the public. We are better fiber artists, gardeners, and foodies because of it.
    Wishing you all the best, and many happy returns.

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      Thanks for your lovely wishes!

    • Regina on May 6, 2019 at 6:26 am

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    Love it! Makes me feel I’m hearing from dear far away family members!

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      Thanks for your sweet comment!

    • Martine on May 6, 2019 at 7:51 am

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    I love the lace article, although it reminds me of UFO’s in my cupboard, and the crochet idea on your screen!

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      Thanks for letting us know.

    • lyndle on May 6, 2019 at 8:38 am

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    Thanks for the updates. I had no idea, how far ahead you are designing. Love those photos with Freya. Here in NZ I am still planting trees and veges 6 weeks before the shortest day. Must be completely different in a snow climate!

    • Heidi on May 6, 2019 at 8:49 am

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    Hi Arne and Carlos,

    Love your posts! They always bring me back to many happy summer holidays spent in Norway when I was younger. Looking forward to reading more blog posts from you! Congrats on the new webshop!
    Heidi

    • The Knitting Leatherman on May 6, 2019 at 9:13 am

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    Hej Guys
    This is good news re your blog. Your work is a really cool contrast for me to the rest of my world (here’s a shout out to any other gay leathermen out there who knit Arne & Carlos!) and I’ll look forward to seeing how the blog goes.

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      Thanks for your comment! Glad you are enjoying our channel.

    • Nicole on May 6, 2019 at 9:16 am

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    All great news! I’m looking forward to hearing what will go in your kitchen garden. I have seedlings if tomato and sweet basil growing indoors now, and am hoping the snow peas will come up soon outside.

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      We grow basil and tomatoes in the green house. This year will be the first year, so we are not sure what we will be able to grow since we won’t start the work with the kitchen flower until mid june, but probably zucchini, red beats, potatoes, salads, cabbage and peas… it’s a bit ambitious for the first year, so we will probably not be able to grow all of that – but for sure next year!

    • Sandra on May 6, 2019 at 10:57 am

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    Wonderful photos, you live in a beautiful place!
    Thank you for all of your inspiration.

    • Nancy Nickerson on May 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

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    Hi Arne and Carlos.
    Is that a Blythe doll on Carlos’ desk? I’ll bet some of your followers would love to see some Blythe or Barbie clothes designed by A&C. ❤❤ (Personally I find Blythe a bit creepy.)

    • Lisa on May 6, 2019 at 11:26 am

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    Looking forward to getting the spiral sock pattern. I’ve been looking a pattern for socks to donate to local homeless shelters. This patterns will solve the sizing problem. Thank you.

    • MeMe Fraser on May 6, 2019 at 11:29 am

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    Congratulations guys!!! You two are so talented. Like your on line shop. Love being on your email list. Can’t wait to see when you’re coming to Canada and what cities you will be visiting. Fraya ( hope I spelled it correctly) looks adorable in the pictures. Can’t wait to see your garden pictures and remember, you need to rest from time to time. A glass of wine helps lol. 🍷🍷🇨🇦

    • Becky Whitt on May 6, 2019 at 11:33 am

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    I would love to see more of your yarn for Regia with the fair isle “look”. My husband receives so many comments on his socks. I hope you will do more. Thank you

    • Jane Griffith on May 6, 2019 at 11:59 am

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    I have only recently found you but will be trying your knitting methods for sure. I will be knitting socks for the first time soon too. The tension help will certainly be something to look at and am going to try your method of knitting too. I love your blog your attitude is so lovely “this is how we do it but hey you can do which ever way you like” I am glad you had a lovely Easter with your family they are so important.

    • Nancy Nickerson on May 6, 2019 at 12:25 pm

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    Hi Arne & Carlos. Is that a Blythe doll on Carlos’ desk? I’ll bet some of your followers would love to see doll clothes designed by A&C! (Personally I find Blythe a bit creepy.) ❤❤

    • Robin Dorogi on May 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm

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    Dear Beautiful Hearts,
    I am happy for your new directions! I see a handbag on a computer screen and hopefully that is going to be a new pattern?
    Thank you for all that you share!
    Robin

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      Yes it is a collection we are working for Spring / Summer 2020, so there is some waiting involved ;-)!

    • Donna Aase on May 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

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    Loved your recent post on the spiral socks. Many years ago a Norwegian woman taught a class like that at Ingebretsen’s and I have been knitting them, using your first sock yarns. I especially liked the Fall Night. If we can’t see you in person, keep the posts coming. Mange takk.

    • Pat on May 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm

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    Thank you for all your advice and suggestions… love your podcasts.. keep them coming!
    Thanks for the free patterns too!

    • Rosalyn Schultze on May 6, 2019 at 1:53 pm

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    Thank you both very much for your inspiration and kindness in sharing your techniques. I have learned much from both of you. The leaflet alongside Carlos leads me to wonder if you are planning to add bobbin lace to your repertoire. As a lace maker, I have found bobbin lace to be a challenging and rewarding craft. The more you do, the more you want to do–just as in knitting, crocheting, weaving, quilting, sewing, etc. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to do it all!

    • Robin Wilson on May 6, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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    Love the photos. You guys (Freya, too) look great! I really am looking forward to your garden videos. Also, any chance we’ll get a video from your cruise or High Grove garden tour? Thanks for sharing your lives (Freya, too), it’s much appreciated.

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      Yes, we intend to share photos from both trips!

    • Lynette Ruest on May 6, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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    I love your blog and am so happy for its expansion as I never look at Instagram etc anyway. I also have found such help and happiness in your YouTube channel. I am making your Tuva sweater in a diff yarn and am so happy with the ease of following the pattern. It’s my first color work ever. I am finally able to obtain even tension knitting like Arne – it’s so easy compared to my old throwing method and Portuguese knitting. And as we are moving into anew home in June I will use the Bokashi compost system t. Thank you for sharing your craft and home with us.

    • Sharon DeViller on May 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm

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    Always great to hear from you two and Freja no matter what format you use.
    Really enjoy learning about the Scandinavian lifestyle. Cooking recipes, gardening, outdoor life, knitting, etc. Thank you for giving us north american viewers a peak into your lives and lessons in knitting. Halifax, NS Canada.

    • Hallfrid Granly on May 6, 2019 at 2:09 pm

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    Hei Arne og Carlos. Jeg tar sjansen på å skrive på norsk. Jeg setter stor pris på alle innleggene dere poster og de gratis strikkeoppskriftene. Jeg lager av og til mine egne mønster for privat bruk og lurer på hvilket program det er Carlos har åpent på bildet i dette innlegget.

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      Vi bruker Adobe Illustrator, det er et omfattende dataprogram som vi bruker til all slags illustrering og tegning.

    • Rosalyn Schultze on May 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm

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    Thank you for your inspiration and techniques. I continue to learn from you both. The picture of Carlos, at the computer, shows a leaflet illustrating bobbin lace. Is that a craft you plan on adding to your repertoire? I also make bobbin lace and find it to be a most challenging and rewarding endeavor. It is like all of the crafts, once you begin you cannot stop! There doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. How do you manage your time (outside of your designing for income) to include those crafts you most enjoy?

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      We just look at old magazines for ideas and inspiration – and then we create our own, original designs. We won’t be adding bobbin lace to our repertoire in the near future, we are just looking at the designs and patterns and then breaking them down and rebuilding them in different ways – just as a mental exercise.

    • Janelle Erickson on May 6, 2019 at 2:34 pm

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    Love the sweater Carlos is wearing (on the mountain with Freja); is there a pattern available for it!
    Thanks!

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      This is the pattern we did for Hillesvåg Yarn in Norway, the proceeds go to “Save the Children”. You can purchase the English pattern at the Hillesvåg website- the website is unfortunately in Norwegian only, but here is a direct link to the English language pattern and hopefully you can figure out how to check ut out, as the shop itself is an ordinary webshop, like any other: https://www.ull.no/produkt/pullover-pattern-arne-carlos/

    • Janika Bertone on May 6, 2019 at 2:34 pm

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    Hi Guys. Don’t ever feel bad for charging for your designs. You both work hard at what you do. I have no problem buying patterns and books. If I can’t afford it right away I save for things I want. Keep up doing what you do I look forward to Sunday to listen to you both as you make me laugh. Until next Sunday!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • Sue Grohn on May 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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    This format is lovely! Your pattern prices are more than fair, and you SHOULD be getting paid for upcoming patterns! You have been so open and approachable to all of us… we feel like friend! EVEN COUSINS!🤓 But friends pay friends for patterns!
    Continued success!

    • Denise Marie on May 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm

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    Would you please let us know if the intended guests of the insect hotel took up residence? That was the first of your videos my husband saw, and he often asks, “Have Arne and Carlos said how the insects like their home?”

    • Kathy Clark on May 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

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    I am 75 and have been knitting since I sat on my mommy’s knee as she put her arms around me, helped me hold the needles and taught me to knit. Still, I learn so much from you two delightful young men. You are wonderful and soothing to watch. Thank you so much for sharing your lives and interests with us. Have you read Mary Martin’s Needlepoint book, published in 1969? Such a delightful treasure.

    • Carol on May 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm

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    How do I access the free patterns? Do I have to go to each months post?

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      Yes, either that or use the search engine in our blog and search for key words. All the free patterns ar in the blog.

    • Kathy on May 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm

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    Thank you for keeping your blog posts and sharing your talents and skills with us. You share so much of yourselves, I certainly don’t mind paying for a pattern…especially when I know it was well tested, etc. I am retiring in June and plan to knit the sweaters you are wearing in your blog picture. I purchased that pattern and look forward to knitting it.
    My mother in law is Norwegian and I love to see things about your country…even just the scenery! I really enjoyed your Advent posts. We make the fried cookies that you twist and we also make a ric pudding type soup that you can put either nutmeg or cinnamon on. YUMM!
    Thanks again for all you do to promote the knitting world and hand work in general!

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      Thanks so much for purchasing that pattern – the proceeds go to “Save the Children” and the very important work they do for kids all over the world. being able to donate to them is very meaningful for us!

    • Nancy on May 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

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    I noticed the article about bobbin lace on Carlos’ desk. I learned this many years ago and loved the beautiful patterns. My mother used to bring me interesting bobbins when she traveled. Are you planning to feature bobbin lace in any of your designs, or use it for inspiration?

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      Just for inspiration 🙂

    • Cindy on May 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm

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    Things I like in the photo with Carlos:
    Carlos
    The bag design and the design software, I am curios what application you are using, if you don’t mind sharing that.
    The bobbin lace sheet has my curiosity going, too. I may need to add this skill and tools to my workshop soon if you share beautiful designs for that! Maybe you already have and I have just missed it!
    The bear on the window sill. I would enjoy a sweater pattern of a bear or moose or other animal passing outside a window. Sort of like a window pane quilt. Perhaps also already exists!
    There are a few skeins that I like “the most” but I’m more interested in how you decide to combine them.

    I am glad you are moving toward your blog and away from Facebook. I wish more would take back some control over their communications from Facebook and use their own web space to pull together things like sales, blog, video, and static or dynamic information. It is much simpler, in my opinion, to find information through a free standing site than on a page that only shows what someone else thinks I want to see.

    • Audrey on May 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm

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    Hi Guys! You two are so charming and inspiring, I just love what you bring to the world. My family is going to be living in Bergen for the next 3 months (we live in Washington State) as my husband does a sabbatical at the university there. Can you recommend any yarn shops or other points of interest to a knitter? Tusen takk!

    • Robbie Anderson on May 6, 2019 at 8:59 pm

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    Change is a wonderful thing. It means we are growing and learning and moving in different ways. I thank you for sharing your journey with us. I look forward to watching and learning from the places it takes all of us.

    • Eileen on May 6, 2019 at 10:45 pm

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    Dear Arne & Carlos,

    I read your blog each week and enjoy your videos, especially your beautiful, bountiful garden and home. Your love of your many crafts comes through as does your desire to help other learn to knit better or try new crafts. I want to tell you how you have helped me.

    Being a beginner at knitting, I was taught by a friend the English or “throwing” method. It didn’t work for me, I kept dropping the right needle, stitches falling off the needle, etc. Arne video demonstrated the Norwegian knit and purl–and it clicked for me. Watching the video over and over and your YouTube videos, I learned the Norwegian style of knitting. No more dropped needle or stitches–hurray! I feel much more confident about my knitting now, although I am still slow, but I am learning. Thank you SO much! I appreciate all that you both do to share your love of needlecrafts.

    • Patti Stanczyc on May 7, 2019 at 12:11 pm

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    Hi, Arne and Carlos! I have been following your social media for quite some time now. Thank you. I was wondering about your design process. Do you work collaboratively, and if so, how do you compromise on differences of opinion; or do you each work on designs separately and then combine them into a collection?

    Be well!

    • Louise Arsenault,quebec canada on May 7, 2019 at 1:24 pm

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    I discovered you in 2016. Fell in love with the Knitted Dolls. Since then I bought your books (in french) and became a knitterzilla.: knitted dolls, lots of dolls clothing, Christmas balls, birds, etc. I have modified some of your créations with the help of Pinterest (mostly animal patterns). My Christmas staircase hand-rail was decorated with Christmas balls hanging with knitted animals sitting on the stairs and had a Christmas tree full of knitted birds (next Christmas, I will have a garland with hanging knitted animals, including Magnus). At Easter, I had a Easter tree with knitted eggs accompanied by Magnus and the rabbit. You are the absolute knitters, my idols (I regret I didn’t go to meet you in the US, in 2017). When I have the opportunity I talk about you and your work (you are not so known in Quebec). I love your creativity. Your instructions are precise and easy to follow, your créations fun and colourful. You inspire creativity and create joy. I wish you continue your incredible work for many years . Thanks from the bottom of my heart to make us so happy.

    • Susan Hiatt on May 8, 2019 at 7:14 pm

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    I was recently able to show your video on making and joining granny squares to my knitting/crochet class in Santa Rosa. This is at a chemical dependency recovery center where no tv, phones, electronic devices, etc. are allowed. So it is a compliment to you that I was able to get permission for the women to watch these videos. Several women are now working on granny square projects.

    Have a wonderful time on your next cruise where you will meet my friend Heidi.

    Susan Hiatt
    Santa Rosa, California

    • Mike van Hove on May 10, 2019 at 10:09 am

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    Hi Arne and Carlos.
    I always look at your youtube adventures and now I found your blog. I think I will have to follow it otherwise I am going to forget to look (I am not good at following blogposts).
    I would love to buy your heelless spiral sock pattern but have no creditcard. Would you consider to add PayPal to the payment methods? It would make it possible for me to buy your patterns.
    Love from Amsterdam
    Mike

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    This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you
    presented it. Too cool!

    • Terrie Gregory on May 13, 2019 at 6:41 am

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    Hello Arne and Carlos,
    I was just wondering if you have a pattern book out that is just of your sock patterns.

    • Dawn on May 14, 2019 at 6:55 pm

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    Would be great if you could list the free patterns in the same places as the purchase patterns. Also, I can’t find the pattern that goes with your youtube video about steeks. I found the blog post but the link to the pattern directs me back to the blog home page.

    Thanks, Dawn

    • Janice Meier on May 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

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    Thank you for everything. Your books, tutorials, patterns, and your pictures of your dog. The blog is wonderful and I am enjoying it immensely.

    • Sheila on May 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm

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    I am a larger woman and I wish that designers would make sweater patterns that are more flattering for us. We need room in the arms and longer pieces to hit more at our mid hip instead of below the waist. Any thoughts on taking this on in the future? I would like to see more patterns in the 1x to 3x sizes.

    • Joanne on May 19, 2019 at 10:58 pm

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    It is lovely to get up on Sunday morning, head out to a historic village where we do everything according to life in 1860, work with the livestock there then head home where I can put my feet up and watch the two of you make something beautiful. In another 6 weeks (24 school days!), I will retire and can pick up my needles and crochet hooks whenever I want with no worries about plans or report cards. I really want to make the Hedvig blanket with yarn from Topsy Farms here in Ontario.
    Cheers from Canada. Hope you visit Toronto.

    • Maryfrances Peters on May 21, 2019 at 12:39 am

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    It looks like a bobbin lace pillow The design on your computer looks like a pattern with a spider on it. I did Bobbin lace for many years. Great fun. Are you going to do Bobbin lace now?

    • Lisa Bryce on May 21, 2019 at 7:34 pm

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    Hello! I am so happy you have started this blog, giving your fans an opportunity to hear about works in progress. My whole family including my 91-year-old Swedish mother looks forward to your videos every week. Thank you for bringing such joy and inspiration to our lives.

    To my surprise, only one person has commented on the Blythe doll in the picture. She has the most gorgeous red hair. Thanks for showing her. I know you mentioned Blythe in one of the videos, but I didn’t realize you actually owned one. 🙂 I have three!

    We are all looking forward to your next post and video! Thanks again.

    Love from us all.
    Lisa

    • Fiona on June 4, 2019 at 10:02 am

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    Hi from Australia. I love your knitting blogs and your youtube posts. I would like to know if you have a pattern for knee length socks in a traditional Scandinavian Colourwork pattern and if already posted in a blog which one am I looking for.
    My daughter wants some but with a modern take. Instead of doing two colours she wants one solid colour and the other a transitioning colour which she already has.
    Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Fiona

    Nichols Point, Victoria, Australia.

    • Lisa Allen on July 11, 2019 at 10:43 am

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    Hi ARNE and Carlos I have a copy of your 30 slippers to knit and felt and am just itching to get started but am totally confuddled am starting to watch YouTube for tips and am really hoping for an idiots guide – I have made heaps of socks before but it must be the Norwegian way of knitting that’s confusing me x

    Best wishes

    • Anne on August 17, 2019 at 12:50 am

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    I love being able to post here. It’s a bit more private…. and I like that. Everything you do is wonderful!

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