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Sit and Knit for a Bit Episode 15, Season 2.

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.

Recommended books:

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Extraordinary Insects/Terra Insecta. Check out Anne’s Webpage here

Haruki Murakami, Ichininsho Tansu (First Person Singular)

And Arne is currently reading Nancy Drew’s The Whispering Statue…


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!


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TODAY’S BLOCK # 45 Motacilla Alba Linnaeus “White Wagtail”

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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



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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.


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, CHART 44, Chart 45

(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)

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    • Margie on February 24, 2021 at 6:22 pm


    Carlos, I think Arne is explaining a picot edging on the new line of the sweater. It reminds me of a provisional hem where you K2T, then yarn over and then continue to knit a few more rows, then you fold it over to make a decorative edging.

    • Margie on February 24, 2021 at 6:24 pm



    • Sela on February 25, 2021 at 8:05 am


    Thank you for posting all the Quarantine knit-along- charts together in one place, plus the video on how to sew them together- I’m still knitting them- I’m on #13 and will definitely knit them all- I’m really enjoying them all!

    • Donna Davis on February 25, 2021 at 11:32 am


    I just love the both of you. I have learned so very much about knitting from the two of you. I started out knitting pairfect socks my son gave me six of the yarn for Christmas last year I have made two of the Xmas balls and am now knitting a sweater. It may never get finished. If I find a boo boo I either rip the whole thing apart or try just ripping out a couple is stitches and re knitting them. My first couple of times the repair looked awful but I am now happy to say that I am getting quite good at redoing sections of the sweater. I hope that i can get it off the needles before I wear out my yarn. Since I have discovered wool yarn I don’t think that I can use anything else. There is no comparison. So I set and knit and watch the two of you on YouTube over and over again. The two of you are teaching me how to knit. I am so glad I found you guys on YouTube last March. You got me through my first pair of matching socks. I always find time to listen and watch your podcasts and I am working on reading your blog. I’d much rather set and knit for a bit then read 🙂

    • Christina Oldenburg on February 25, 2021 at 6:13 pm


    I just finished knitting the medium size Holm Mittens, successfully! I used the graph, had no particular problems, other
    than some confusion with the gusset which was my own problem. I had to take out quite a bit of the palm pattern, cut out the mistake and graft the palm back together. It was nerve wracking. I watched one of your Sit and Knits for moral fortitude while I did the grafting. I used a commercial yarn for the colors and a hand spun (by me) white yarn for the main background color. My lumpy handspun gives the mittens an organic appearance. I’m very pleased with my first effort at knitting mittens.
    I just printed out the corrected directions for the medium size mitten. Incidentally, I used a combintation of hand and machine knitting.

    Thank you for your designs and for your wonderful programs in general. I have used your books,
    Christmas ornaments, Dolls etc. for years. You two are just wonderful! You have such a special way of being so personal!
    Especially in this time of isolation I feel as though you are my truly good and helpful friends.

    • Susan E. on February 26, 2021 at 9:20 am


    Hello Arne and Carlos
    Loved this episode where you both had a “seniors” moment!
    In Australia, a similar looking bird is called; “Willie Wagtail”.
    Here they are black and white.
    There is also a bird with blue on it’s face and that is called; “Superb Blue Wren”.
    The edging sounds like a “Picot”.
    Thankyou for such wonderful entertainment.

      • Helen Cain on March 8, 2021 at 1:21 pm


      Yes in the UK also “Willie Wagtail”

    • Cheryl C on February 27, 2021 at 5:47 am


    Good Day Gentlemen….I have just started binge watching all your you tube videos. I want to live on your mountain but far enough away to maintain privacy and safety. Thank you so much for posting the links for the KAL in such an easy location. I hope the world soon returns to a healthy state so the opportunity to attend a gathering where you are present is allowed to happen again. I am a sample knitter for WEBS and was thrilled to learn you have a connection. Anyways, it is a pure joy to watch you both, your interactions with one another, your love of your country and home and animals . I am watching now as I comment. Stay safe, stay healthy.

    • Judy on March 1, 2021 at 8:01 pm


    I enjoy all your Sit and Knit.
    I have Regia Pairfect yarn that I bought from you quite awhile back. I am anxious to make the socks but cannot locate pattern to use. Could you be so kind to send pattern to me would love to start my socks.
    I even have your signature on my label.
    Thank you

    • Palmo on March 9, 2021 at 1:53 am


    I love your podcasts so much. (I admit, I’m an episode or two behind. I’ve been catching up on the ‘quarantine podcast’ from last year.) And thank you so so much for the MKAL. Less of the M now I suppose.
    I have a request for a block. I imagine you don’t really take requests but I figure it doesn’t hurt to ask. Worst you can say is ‘no.’ Anyways, I would really really love to have a ‘Peace’ block to go with ‘Love.’ Not a hippy peace sign, just the word. Nothing I could do would be able to mimic the style of the rest of the blocks. But I could really use some peace right now, both outer and inner. I imagine the rest of the world could too.
    Thanks for reading and for your podcasts and for being really neat people.

    • Christine Krusky on March 10, 2021 at 8:22 pm


    Want to purchase your Easter egg patterns but we want to use Pay Pal not give out our charge card info. How can we do this? I have made many of your Christmas balls and loved the whole process…..

    • Susan on March 11, 2021 at 8:00 am


    I cant locate episode 16 or 17 for March this year. What might I be doing wrong?

    • Anne Dent on March 17, 2021 at 12:08 am


    I am so excited to hear there will be a new doll pattern. She is the size doll I would like to make! I have a granddaughter just at the right age for a doll of that type. I am a slow knitter so this will be a better size for me to make for her that a big doll. I can hardly wait to hear more and for when the pattern comes out.

    • Line on March 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm


    Bonjour Arne et Carlos.

    In your Episode 15, Season 2 the tool your showing at 36:51 is called Seweasy Stich Piercer –

    Hope this helps, bisous

      • Line on March 27, 2021 at 10:34 pm


      Send me an e-mail if you need the instructions

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