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Save the date: Sit and Knit for a Bit Spring Podcast

We can’t believe that it is almost one year since we went into lockdown and decided to start our “Quarantine Knitting” podcast, which later became our weekly “Sit and Knit for a Bit” show on YouTube.

To mark the first anniversary of our quarantine podcast, we have decided to do a daily “Sit and Knit for a Bit” Spring Podcast and KAL from March 17th to March 28th, so make sure to save the dates!

During our coming Spring Podcast, we plan on doing something quite similar to what we did during our Christmas Countdown and explain to all of you what spring means to the Scandinavian people and how we usually celebrate the coming of Spring as well as Easter. Easter, in particular, is a very cultural thing in Norway and has more to do with spending time in the mountains with family doing some very specific things that we can’t wait to tell you all about!

In addition to the daily podcast which we can’t wait to start filming, we are hoping you will join us in a very fun and colourful Knit-Along which we are certain will cheer you up and brighten your home this spring! The knit-along consists of 12 super-cute knitted eggs, which we will reveal daily once our Spring Podcast has started. Below is Egg # 1″ New Life”. Click on the image to purchase the pattern and charts. Once you have the pattern, you can either start knitting in order to get a head start or you can wait until we start the podcast on March 17th. Either way, we guarantee it will be so much fun and we really look forward to starting this KAL with you!

Looking forward to welcoming spring together with you!

 

ARNE & CARLOS + Freja and Helmer

Daily from March 17th to March 28th, 2021

 

Egg # 1. “New Life”. Click on the image to purchase the pattern.

    • Linda Ayala on March 5, 2021 at 12:22 am

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    Hi there! Just a heads up that I tried to buy the easter egg pattern but every time I tap on the purchase button it brings me right back to the page I was just on originally. I will check back and try again later. 🥰

    • Anna van der Molen on March 5, 2021 at 2:36 am

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    Hello, it workt for me okay, I got the pattern.

    • Nancy on March 5, 2021 at 5:24 pm

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    I’m so excited for this! You guys are SO popular that the Rowan yarns are already selling out online here in the US! So I’ve picked a substitute and am hoping I’m going to love the colors just as much. Looking forward to hearing the stories behind each design and making some Easter gifts for friends and family!

    • Kim on March 5, 2021 at 10:01 pm

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    Hello Arne & Carlos,
    My comments are related to Ep 16, Season 2. Looking forward to the 12 days of Spring / Easter daily podcasts. I purchased the pattern for FINNMARK Cowl, it looks like a sunflower to me. Quite happy to see it’s an easy pattern!
    Arne; Nancy Drew books with the cloth cover from the 1950’s are quite collectable. Another good book is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell .

    Best, Kim

    • theresa wilson on March 6, 2021 at 3:38 am

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    It worked for me also. Just printed the eggs. Cant wait to start. I knitted eggs last year, but they are not as fancy as your Arne and Carlos. THANKS

    • Amparo on March 7, 2021 at 2:55 pm

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    I enjoy your conversations from your beautiful home.

    • Anne Dent on March 8, 2021 at 1:36 am

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    I am delighted to find out about this podcast! Just yesterday I took my Easter Knits book to the copy center to copy the charts for the eggs and ball in to out to knit from. Since my book was autographed by you both when you were in Wenatchee, WA I don’t want to mess it up knitting directly from the book. So I was thrilled to find the email this morning of the new pattern! I have bought it and loaded that onto my tablet knitting app. I have cast on an egg to practice in variegated yarn. Then I will start on the new eggs as well as the patterns I copied to paper. The quarantine podcast last year gave me so much hope. I love the weekly ones too. The advent podcasts were such a treat, even though I only got one of those balls made. I am very excited for the upcoming podcasts. I am so happy you both are well. Even my hubby asks how Carlos is doing. I am fully vaccinated now and so full of hope for the rest of this year.

    • Ann Winacott on March 8, 2021 at 4:21 am

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    I was Just wondering. I have A and C’s Favourite Designs book. Are these eggs all new designs or are they repeats from the book?
    Thanks, Ann

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      No, this is a new egg pattern and the designs have never been published before.

    • Susan Wong-Cohen on March 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos, What a wonderful discovery to find your channel! Thank you so much for welcoming each of us into your world, sharing what inspires you, fiber arts techniques, your travels, Norwegian culture and customs, and in such an engaging way. I’ve subscribed, turned on my notifications (so I don’t miss an episode) and look forward to spending more time with you. P.S.: my daughter has an online Norwegian friend (17 yrs old now) who mentioned that her school showed A&C knitting tutorial videos to teach the students knitting. Those must have been a highlight of the school day 🙂

    • Sue Hoskinson on March 10, 2021 at 11:24 pm

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    I downloaded the. egg pattern with no problem and now have copy of your lovely bird book ..my daughter has already asked for two …with glasses!
    Thank you for your lovely videos
    Sue

    • Linda Romar on March 11, 2021 at 5:08 pm

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    How can I purchase patterns as gifts? I want the recipient to have the PDF as well as the printed pattern.

    • Linzi on March 14, 2021 at 11:36 am

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    Hi
    Having decided to master knitting on dpns again, I have just completed a pair of Easter Bunnies, from the Easter Knits Book. [I have posted photo to quarantine knitting group in fb] They were great fun to make, and I am very pleased with the results. One query I have is related to the picking up of stitches around the ‘flap’ in the feet. It is not clear whether new yarn is started for each pick-up strip, or if the existing yarn is carried behind the work.
    Having an aversion to darning in ends, I decided to carry the yarn randomly. While this seems to have worked well, I am curious as to what the suggested approach is.
    (I have always found the statement ‘pick up and knit’ to be open to interpretation)
    Maybe a topic for a future tutorial or explanation?
    Thanks for keeping us amused and entertained.

    • Mary Brownell on March 16, 2021 at 10:35 pm

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    The pattern says to use 2.5 mm needle for the Easter eggs. I bought the summerlite dk yarn from Rowan but the yarn package says to use size 5 US needles? 3.75 mm . Is the size 2 needle correct?

      • Nancy on March 17, 2021 at 1:46 am

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      Lucky you finding the Rowan yarn in the colors needed! I ended up purchasing a substitution (the colors are admittedly not as sophisticated but they will still be cheerful!); it also suggests a larger needle, but I am using the US size 2. I’m halfway through the first egg (I’m slow) and it will be quite a bit smaller than they look in the video. It’s okay with me. Just see if the fabric you knit is acceptable to you and close enough that the stuffing won’t show through. It’s all such good fun!

        • Mary on March 17, 2021 at 7:47 pm

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        Thanks I will use the size 2US needle to make my eggs.

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      Yes, the needle size is correct. The information on the yarn wrap is just a general suggestion, the yarn must be adapted according to the project and for stuffed toys and eggs, the knitting must be tighter or else the filling will come out.

        • Mary on March 17, 2021 at 7:46 pm

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        Thank you for that information. Mine are looking tight as the picture shows. Which is nice. I love your utube videos and have shared them with none knitters and my Swedish cousins. Especially the one with your tabletop books and inspiration for your designs. They have loved that and your ornate living room talk., what a beautiful decorated space. My artist friend spent the last week finding used frames and filling them with old photos to add to her favorite space. Inspired by you!

    • Gaenor Deacon on March 17, 2021 at 7:05 pm

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    I have never knitted on four needles and I can’t imagine how that works. I do have 4 dp bamboo needles but I’ll have to buy wool online. I live in the UK wool shops don’t count as essential shops. Wool shops won’t be open till April 12th This is probably a very stupid question but here goes. Am I putting stitches in 4 needles but knitting round them with a fifth needle. As you can tell I have no idea

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