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Sit and Knit for a Bit – Christmas Countdown. December. 11 Moose! Moose!

Thanks for joining our 2020 Christmas Ball Advent Calendar. We are so happy that you are here!

We post a video and reveal a new knitted Christmas ball every day until December 24th, 2020.


December 11. Moose! Moose!

Also known as Freja’s Christmas ball because every time Freja barks, we say “Moose! Moose!”. Last year on Christmas Eve, when Freja barked, we jokingly said our “Moose! Moose!” mantra, and as we looked out the window, there were three colossal moose in our garden!

See the video below and enjoy today’s photo. If you don’t have the advent calendar but would like to join in all the fun, click here or click on the image below.



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A chance to win an exclusive prize!

Take photos of the Christmas balls that you knit from our 2020 Advent Calendar, post them on Instagram and hashtag them with #arnecarlos and #sitandknitforabit. By doing that, you will be eligible to win a fabulous prize consisting of an exclusive ARNE & CARLOS project bag, one of our books personally dedicated and signed by us as well as a bunch of Prym Ergonomic Needles and hooks! We will select 2 lucky winners and announce them in early January. Good Luck!


Contest Information:

1. Tag your images on Instagram with #sitandknitforabit and #arnecarlos, and we will select two winners. Both tags must be used per image to enter the competition.

2. Only images of the Christmas Balls from the 2020 Advent Calendar will be considered. Images of other Christmas Ball designs, including balls from our book “55 Christmas Balls to Knit”, the mini-balls from our webshop or self-designed balls will not be considered.

3. As long as you are knitting the balls from the 2020 Advent Calendar, you may use any other colours than the ones we have used. Just be as creative as you like in your colour choices!

4. The photos must be posted and tagged on December 1st and until December 31st, 2020. Images posted before or after these dates will not be accepted.

5. The more images you post and tag during the above-mentioned dates, the more entries you have, the better the chances are to win!

6. The winners will not be selected randomly. Instead, we will select our two favourite photos based on the quality of the image and the creativity of the setting and staging.

7. We will ship the prize anywhere in the world, so everyone is eligible to enter this contest.

8. The two lucky winners will be announced at the beginning of January 2021. The prizes will ship sometime in the middle or end of January 2021.


This competition is brought to you in collaboration with PRYM. Check out PRYM Ergonomic Needles and Hooks here:




And here are some links for the Carbon needles, which, unfortunately, are currently not available in the USA:




And last but not least, here is the tutorial for our mini Christmas Balls, which is the same principle as these Christmas Balls:


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Advent Calendar 2020. 24 Christmas Balls

    • Ella on December 11, 2020 at 9:04 pm


    🥰Grandmother’s lamp: “Mor-Mor’s Moose”💖

    • Krista Hind on December 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm


    I’ve been having a lot of fun watching the daily podcasts for the Chrstmas balls. I couldn’t help but notice the Christmas socks in the background. I’m wondering if the pattern for the sock with the cars on it is available? I like the sock with the reindeer as well.

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      They are not available yet but will be, in 2021.

        • Nicole on December 12, 2020 at 3:06 pm


        I have been wondering the same thing. I’m so excited!! I really like the moose stocking as well. I am loving the podcasts. Thank you for making this holiday season so fun!

    • Verona H on December 12, 2020 at 9:41 am


    Please watch out with dogs and candles, Helmer his tail make the candle out, you can have fire in the house!
    I love youre daily talk about the Christmas balls.

    Greeting from Nederland

    • Ginny on December 12, 2020 at 4:22 pm


    When I started knitting this moose I thought it looked more like a very handsome caribou/reindeer or perhaps an elk but less like a moose. So I thought I would try to make it more moose like. So starting with the tail (no tail on my moose) and up I modified the pattern. It wasn’t until I was done with the ball that I was relieved that it was like a moose and not some very strange beast. If I can figure out the Instagram thing I will take a picture. However I did some reading and found out about the confusing names for moose (New World) and elk (Old World) which are the same animal. New World elk and Old World elk are not the same animal. Thank you English settlers for the confusion! I am still not sure how moose (New England Native American name) became an accepted name in English for the European elk. Anyway I now need to knit up the original pattern which will be a companion for my moose. Thank you for all the fun knitting.

    • Nancy Winder on December 13, 2020 at 5:10 am


    Check out this video from Alaska! Moose Moose!

    • Raymond on December 16, 2020 at 10:47 pm


    Oh my goodness….Helmer put out the advent calendar with his tail!
    Lucky he didn’t set his tail on fire.

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