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Premiere season 2! Sit and Knit for a Bit – Episode 13

Sit and Knit for a Bit is back! Every week, we will give you a recap on everything that is going on around here, and we will also continue to release new blocks for the free knitalong that we started during our quarantine, back in March 2020! We hope you will join us on this adventure!

New episodes will be published on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm Central Europe / 12:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Central / 9:00 am Pacific and can be viewed any time after that. And of course, we will continue publishing our regular tutorials every Sunday at the usual time!

The latest episode of our new podcast “Sit and Knit for a Bit” is available now. Check out the video below and keep scrolling for today’s block as well as the full pattern and previous blocks.

Also, we are adding some information for you according to the things we talked about in our podcast:

 

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Hope you enjoyed today’s podcast, remember to tag your photos of your blocks with #sitandknitforabit on Instagram so that we can see them! Keep scrolling for today’s video and new block!

ARNE & CARLOS

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Recommended books:

Norwegian Knitting Designs by Annichen Sibbern Bøhn. This is the English version of the book.

 

Norwegian Knitting Designs 90 years later by Wenche Roald. This is a new book with modern designs and also contains a copy of the original book inside. Available from our publisher, Trafalgar Square Books. Click on Image for more information.

 

TODAY’S BLOCK # 43. STILL KNITTING IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE.

CHART 43. Click on the image to download the pattern. Continue scrolling for the rest of the charts.

 

And please respect our copyright. Do NOT repost any of the charts anywhere. Instead, we kindly ask that you link back to this page. Keep scrolling for the full pattern and all charts

ENJOY!

ARNE & CARLOS

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SIT and KNIT for a BIT KAL PATTERN

Materials: Any DK yarn in any quality, texture or any colour. It’s really up to you! The gauge of the yarn you are looking for in your stash is approximately 22 stitches and 30 rows to 10 cms/ 4 inches. However, dot worry if it’s not exactly this, everything will work. We promise!

You will need yarn in 2 different colours for each daily clue, and the quantities per colour per clue are going to be very small, about 6 – 8 grams per colour.

Needles: 2 needles size 4.0 mm / U.S. Size 6. We are working with 2 dpns in 20 cm length / U.S. 8”. Since we will be knitting back and forth, you can use other, longer needles if you like, but the shortest size should be 20cm / 8”. Don’t go for anything shorter than this! Circular needles can also be used.

Finished size of our squares: After blocking them, our blocks are 13cm wide x 14 cm long. Do not worry if your squares are not the same size as ours. The project will be individually tailored to your yarn, and there are no sizes to worry about.

WRITTEN PATTERN:

CO 29 sts = row 1.

Knit the next 38 rows following the daily charts below.

(Even-numbered rows are purl rows and odd-numbered rows are knit rows.)

Bind off after row 39 purlwise.

Sew in ends and press the square with a wet towel and a hot iron.

Our best tip to keep the edges neat:

We knit the first stitch on each needle, both when working knit-side and purl-side, to make a more firm edge. On needles were we use both colours, we knit the last stitch with both colours, but when we turn the work, we knit or purl the first stitch only with the main colour.

Click to download charts 1- 15 as printable pdfs here: Charts 1-15

Click to download charts 16- 30 as printable pdfs here: Charts 16-30

And click to download the latest printable pdfs here: Chart 31, CHART 32, CHART 33, CHART 34, CHART 35, CHART 36, CHART 37, CHART 38, CHART 39, CHART 40, CHART 41 CHART 42, CHART 43

(These are huge files, so please be patient and allow for it to download, it takes a few minutes or up to 15 minutes if your connection is slow)

All charts remain our property, and even if they are free of charge, they can only be downloaded from this site for personal use. Distributing the charts or making them public on other websites or in social media is not allowed. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2020 ARNE & CARLOS

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    • Susan Elphick on February 11, 2021 at 6:16 am

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    Hi there both
    Just watched the latest Sit and knit for a bit …. Thanks
    I wanted to buy the Norweigen Knitting book so followed the link – however i could not purchase it from the uk via Trafalgar books . So just to let you know i have now successfully ordered it from Amazon UK .
    Passing this information back to you in case you get any further requests ftom your UK followers
    Thankyou so much for sharing this great book and glad tp see Carlos looking and sounding so well
    Sue

    • Gail Knife Chief on February 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

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    Ah, ha….you joined your titles for square.
    Thank you….Gail Knife Chief

    • Amy M. on February 12, 2021 at 3:30 am

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    I fell out of my chair today! I was attending a lunchtime zoom webinar from Colorado at the North House Folk School in northern Minnesota and the guest lecturer was Annemor Sundbø. About half way through Annemor’s talk, she showed a postcard that she said she “stole” from Arne’s grandmother’s house! Here’s the link for you to watch on youtube (27:45 marker)…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdLij1KFvkE . I already had ordered Bohn’s Norweigan Knitting Designs 90 Years Later on your recommendation from this week’s SAKFAB, and now have also put on pre-order Annemor’s Mitten book which is due out in English in August 2021. Love the inspiration and can’t wait to hear more from you!

      • Martha on February 14, 2021 at 2:34 am

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      Amy M Thank you for posting the link. I’ve wanted to hear a presentation by Annemor and now I have!

    • Nora Vela on February 14, 2021 at 11:22 pm

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    So very Happy to have the two of you Back! Continued prayers ….
    You are Back to My fireplace to join me with your conversations,,,
    Just Love it!
    Do not go away🙏🏼

    • Danielle Meadows on February 15, 2021 at 12:48 pm

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,

    I have missed your friendly chats not to mention your expertise in everything you do of course, I sincerely hope Carlos is well on the way to a full recovery and I’m so pleased Arne managed the loneliness and distance without falling apart thanks to his passion for knitting and designing and most particularly his canine friends!
    It was a very quiet couple of podcasts with Arne knitting by the fire with his blanket on his knees and his Freaking and Elmer near by, I would never have known that to cook the perfect pancake /crepe your timing was 30 stitches purl and the same 30
    stitches knit for the 2nd side!
    Thank you so much for everything you do.
    Take care both of you and see you soon on your Wednesday podcast.
    With love,
    Danielle xxx

    • Amy M. on February 15, 2021 at 6:55 pm

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    Can I just say that the new portrait on the homepage of the arnecarlos.com website is stunning! Wow, what a fantastic photograph capturing you both so well!

    • Missi Baker on February 15, 2021 at 6:58 pm

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    Thank you so much for all the block patterns! You’re very kind to share them with us. I’m so glad Carlos is back and improving in his health. I enjoyed Arne’s fireside knitting videos. Relaxing and full of holiday spirit.

    • Mary Brownell on February 16, 2021 at 8:54 pm

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    I really enjoyed your chat today it was very relaxing. Your living room is absolutely beautiful. The colors and the curtains are so beautiful.
    I love your mitten patterns but I am wondering what weight wool yarn you use to make these.
    You also mentioned some utube videos you like to watch. I thought you mentioned the French ‘Escape to Chateau’ which I was hoping PBS in Wisconsin was airing a new season this month. But it is not on my PBS channel and I would like to watch it on utube also.
    Thanks so much for the new square and the lovely book collection.

    • Connie Haeseley on February 16, 2021 at 9:14 pm

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    Hi Arne & Carlos, Its wonderful to sit and listen to you both today! So happy Carlos is doing well and back home. I enjoyed Arne”s fireside videos while Carlos was away. Very relaxing. The video today was wonderful and informative, the Norwegian Knitting is above my personal skill set but I do enjoy browsing the patterns and always watching Arne working his mittens, Christmas balls and swatches.
    Thank You for sharing with us, look forward to more!
    I’m glad , Arne that you wont be starving anytime soon!
    Connie

    • Heleen Vrancken on February 17, 2021 at 7:25 am

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    Hi Arne and Carlos! Today I had a day off and I was ready to go and search all the paterns of the squares. I quickly discorved you guys did all the work for me! Thank you for making it so easy for me to download all the squares, now I have more time to sit and knit for a bit … or much longer than a bit :D.

    • vivian van standen on February 17, 2021 at 10:06 am

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    I was in my sitting room beside the wood-burning stove, it was raining and getting dark outside, but I was warm and cosy and still struggling with my knitting. I had watched all those you tube videos telling me to knit loosely and spread out the stitches. But the Fair Isle bit was too loose or too tight and where the pattern was stripes it was like a piece of gathered fabric.

    Harry Potter my old black cat sat by my feet putting his paw on my leg asking to sit and purr with me. So I put down my knitting and he jumped up on my lap. He likes me to hold his head.

    I glanced over at the bookcase where my Harry Potter books live and at the wand in front of the books that I got in a car boot sale. The words “the wand chooses the wizard Mr Potter” came into my head. Then another phrase just came into my head “ the needle makes the tension not the knitter, if the knitter made the tension then you could knit with any size needle”

    Arne said something like that and I had just ignored him. I pushed the cat onto the floor and picked up my knitting. Fingering yarn on size 4mm circular needle to make it loose, I owned no other size of circular needle. Only the 2.75 mm steel needles I used for my socks.

    I got a 3.75mm straight needle and started knitting off the circular needle. 50 stitches making 5 black and 1 white, it was better on the steel needles, then I knitted 3 black twisted the yarn and did the other two black, then the white.

    It still was not quite right, so I got another straight needle size 3.50mm and did it again. Eventually I found out that a size 3mm needle was the right one.

    I picked up my laptop from the floor and ordered 2 sets of 3mm 20 cm dpns for the sleeves and one set of 3mm in extra long for the body. I will make the body and the sleeves at the same time so I am sure to have enough colour wool.

    The cat was back at my feet so I put the laptop down and he jumped up on my lap. He stared at me with his big green eyes “The needle chooses the tension Mr Potter” I said to him. He sighed and put his head into my hands.

    • Amy Czinkotai on February 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm

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    Hello Arne & Carlos, what a fun episode! Glad your both well, you cheered me up here on the dreary south coast of the UK.
    Where can I find the lovely cardigan Arne was wearing?
    Thanks
    Amy.

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