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Sit and Knit for a Bit Episode 11

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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! 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 a few links for you according to the things we talked about in our podcast:

The Norwegian word of the day is Kusk, which means coachman (horsedrawn carriage driver).

SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER

November 25th, 2020: Virtual event with Selvedge Magazine: Nordic Knitting with Cecilie Telle, ARNE & CARLOS and the amazing Annemor Sundbø. Click here to sign up

 

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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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TODAY’S BLOCK # 41. PRESSED FLOWERS

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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

(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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    • Judy Vallas on November 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

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    When I click the link for your Christmas merchandise, I am taken to the page for Sit and Knit for a Bit Episode 8. Thanks.

    • Susan Nelson on November 18, 2020 at 10:03 pm

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    I enjoy the various locations you record in. Would you tell us where you are each time? The wall behind you today was intriguing.

    • Terry L Haynes on November 19, 2020 at 12:06 am

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    I receive your emails. When I tried to purchase the advent ball calendar it tells me the page doesn’t exist. The email says the pattern would be available to VIPs until 11/22. Below is the error received.

    Home / Error 404
    Oops! That page can’t be found.

    Nothing was found at this location. Try searching, or check out the links below.

      • Jen on November 19, 2020 at 12:58 am

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      I am also getting the same error on this page and would like to purchase the pattern.

    • Karen on November 19, 2020 at 12:31 am

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    Thank you for visiting with me. I so enjoyed your chat. I was wondering, when you do your podcast, about your folk costume, could you show the other fabric choices? It is so interesting. Thanks for brightening my day!

    • Terry L Haynes on November 19, 2020 at 1:13 am

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    I was successful using the email dated Nov. 16th instead of the Nov.8th one.

    • Alice Hoyle on November 19, 2020 at 3:22 am

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    I love your program, Sit & Knit for a Bit – I really enjoy all the stories. My father was of Norwegian and Scottish heritage. He was the best storyteller – my sisters and I have inherited his storytelling gene (thankfully). Much to our husbands dismay, because when my sisters and I are together, we start telling stories and the guys say “Just give us the condensed version”, to which we reply “we can’t, we’re Norwegian”.

    • Mindy Kannon from CT on November 19, 2020 at 3:31 am

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    Love the flower press, it I so beautiful! Love you guys, I knit at night and watch you guys! Can’t stop laughing at Arne’s “short” father….hahahaha. Looking forward to the December Christmas KAL and seeing you every day!

    • Lois Bemis on November 19, 2020 at 4:05 am

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    Your story about the woman who sat on her crochet hook reminded me of a friend of mine who sat on her double pointed needle. It went into her thigh and she ended up having to go to the emergency room to have it removed. The doctors and nurses had to occasionally leave the room because they were laughing so much. Actually we were all laughing; what else can one do when a knitting needle is sticking out of the back of your leg.
    I very much enjoy your podcasts!

    • Lois Bemis on November 19, 2020 at 4:17 am

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    I did try to order the Advent Calendar Christmas balls and it took all my information but didn’t tell me if my order was successful. I don’t know if I should try again or not.

      • Gabriela on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 am

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      I think you’ll find them in your files, so did I.

        • Lois Bemis on November 22, 2020 at 11:50 pm

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        Hmmm….I looked and still can’t find anything. Would it be under downloads or something else?

    • Mercedes Weidner on November 19, 2020 at 10:12 am

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    Hello Arne and Carlos, I so enjoyed your sit and knit for a bit yesterday 🤩. Thank you. You were wondering how Elisabeth Zimmerman came to knit like you instead of the English way. She states it in her book “Knitting Without Tears on pages 16 and 17. If you do not have this book, she says she learnt to knit the english way because there were governesses looking after her and her siblings and the baby’s governesses was Swiss and Elisabeth was fascinated by how she knitted and tried it herself, much to the horror of her english governess, who forbade her to knit the “German way of knitting”. So Elisabeth practiced secretly. Because she was then “self taught” her “left forefinger is held low, and is also used for holding the left needle. The wool runs over it and under the other three fingers, which manage quite happily to regulate the tension”.
    Sorry for sending a lecture, I just thought you’d like to know.
    Much love. Mercedes

    • Kathleen Allan on November 19, 2020 at 11:09 am

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    How I laughed at the short father bit!!! Thank you for making me laugh every week!! I am home alone a lot, given that the virus is inundating the US. You are such good company!!

    • Sue on November 19, 2020 at 3:56 pm

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    Hi
    Love the screen behind you. I went through to purchase a ball calender, got all the payment in, but did not receive any receipt or download details. Do I need to try again or wait until Nov 22nd.

    • Eunyoung on November 19, 2020 at 6:10 pm

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    I am going to participate your advent ball knitting. I need to buy yarns for it though I don’t known how much I need to make all 24 balls. I surely don’t want to run out of the yarns but also don’t want to buy too much. Can you give me a rough idea? If you don’t know, how much each ball weight so I can figure it out.

    • Sandy on November 19, 2020 at 8:26 pm

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    I can always expect to have some laughs with you two which is so refreshing. I love to hear about your two families. Thank you for inviting us into your home.

    • Barbara Patricia Hutchinson on November 20, 2020 at 10:17 am

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    Sorry I can’t find the Christmas merchandise either. Would so like to buy the mug and the bag. Help anyone, where are they?

    • Debbie on November 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm

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    You guys are the best!

    • Susie on November 20, 2020 at 8:41 pm

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    Thank you for keeping us all cheerful this year even though it’s been a tough time for you. During the first UK lockdown your tutorials taught me to knit the Norwegian way. Now we are in lockdown again and I am knitting your Dickey in Felted Tweed (in Pine, Clay, Cumin and Cinnamon) and the Setesdal sweater in your book ‘Knitting Scandinavian Style’. So these are my Sit and Knit for a Bit projects and my Norwegian technique is improving fast.

    • Viola on November 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm

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    Sorry, can’t find the Christmas mug and bag. Love the design!

    • Tina on November 22, 2020 at 6:55 am

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    Hi, are you sure your hashtag #sitandknitforabit works correctly? I tagged my new blocks since summer but only a few are displayed when I open the hashtag. Maybe more people have the problem. Please do continue with the blocks, I think it’s a great project. The Covid-19 Crisis isn‘t over yet.

    • Sherece on November 22, 2020 at 9:53 pm

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    Arne is right; I think there might be something ELSE besides coffee or tea in those mugs you were drinking from! Very fun.

    • Carol on November 22, 2020 at 11:17 pm

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    Tell us about your wall behind you. I love it.

    • Taryn F Sargent on November 22, 2020 at 11:30 pm

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    I just LOVE sitting and knitting for lots of bits and bits with you two! Even since before the COVID crisis, you’ve made me laugh (and feel less alone). So thank you, you’re appreciated !

    • Ellen on November 24, 2020 at 6:24 am

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    That is actually what is called a letter copying press. Before mechanical photocopy was available when someone wrote a letter and needed a copy, they would make it slightly wet and place it in a letter press book of tissue paper. The ink from the letter would then transfer to the paper, making a file copy of an outgoing letter. https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/artifact/letter-copying-press

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