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SIT and KNIT for a BIT Episode 4

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 / noon 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 fourth 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 blocks 1-33. Enjoy!

Norwegian word of the week: FRILUFTSLIV– which is a way of life here in Norway and translates into “Life outdoors”: The other words we used in this podcast were BÆRPLUKKER (tool for picking berries) and RYGGSEKK (Backpack or Rucksack)

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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,

(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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    • Marie-Louise Genach on September 30, 2020 at 6:18 pm


    Hej och tack för ett jättetrevligt program Sit And Knit…!

    Ni pratar ofta om älgarna men vi ser dem aldrig. Skulle ni inte kunna göra ert program någon gång där man ser älgar? Folk i andra länder skulle säkert tycka att det är exotiskt.

    Själv bor jag i Skåne, Sverige, och på gränsen till Småland kan man åka och se på älgsafari. Kanske det finns i Norge också. I Sverige har man för andra året i rad sänt ”slow TV” där man filmar och sänder 24 timmar i flera veckor om när älgarna korsar Ångermanälven (tror jag) precis när isen släppt. Det har blivit en stor succé.

    Lycka till med allt ni gör!

    Hälsar Marie-Louise från Helsingborg

    • Marie-Louise on September 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm



    Programmet heter ”Den stora älgvandringen”

    • Christine Donohoo on September 30, 2020 at 10:08 pm


    I happily finished my blanket back in August, but I am very intrigued by the new “cohort” pattern. May use it for a hat or other small project, oh–maybe a Christmas ball! Thank you.

    • Jean Hutchinson on October 1, 2020 at 8:56 am


    Where I originally came from, the West Riding of Yorkshire, (Ridings no longer exist as someone in their wisdom decided to get rid of them but I still think of West, North and East Ridings) people used to wrap the babies up after their lunch and pop them out into the garden for an hour even though, being an industrial area, the air was no where as fresh as in Norway. When I married we moved to Edinburgh for a few years where we started our family. Living in a second floor flat I had to take the babies for their siesta to the park which I did every day whatever the weather.

    As far as I know we have always used the word Cohort in the UK. Perhaps it is because the Romans invaded and integrated some of their language with ours.

    • Verona H on October 1, 2020 at 9:05 am


    I sewing the blanket patches together, I make 2 blankets one for me and it is finished, and i finished 2 pillows they are reddy.
    🙂 the other blanket is for my husband.
    And I make chickensoup for oure health, and hope that de pandemic soon stops!
    Big hug from Nederland

    • Shauna Staley on October 1, 2020 at 5:43 pm


    I am from Wyoming in the US. the temperatures in the Rockies also drop to the – 10 degrees ferinhiet and lower. Many times in Feburary it hits -20 degrees. Our schools only bring the children indoors for recress if it gets below -7 degrees. We learn layers of clothing are our friends. kids also want to go outdoors spending much time digging forts, sledding, ice skating, skiing etcetra. Your seasons are simalar to ours. I noticed our winter last about the same as yours. We are now in our fall season. But we have one thing you you do not. High winds that start around 11:00 AM and last until around 6:00 PM. Not all days but many days. I would love to live in Norway as the seasons are what I’ve grown up in but without that darn irritating wind. You two seem so calm and at piece all the time. It is relaxing to watch your Sit and Knit a Bit podcast. What fun personalities you two have. Thank you for letting us into a bit of your lives.
    Much appreciated,
    Shauna Staley

    • Kelly W on October 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm


    I feel like I begin every comment with WOW but it’s always appropriate. I love a cup of tea in nature, fun to see you do too! As with the first three Sit and Knits, this was a delightful window of time in my day. I am sitting and knitting (a cowl) a birthday gift for a friend and sipping on warm tea myself while watching. It’s really fun to hear the process of how a swatch is converted to a garment design; the marled knitting is gorgeous. Loved the Cohort square… I think we can have fun and go crazy simultaneously within our daily lives together… our daughter (6) is also in a school cohort/grouping. These blocks are really fun, thank you for sharing so many things and so many bits of your lives with us in these shares! Take good care and keep safe.

    • Jennifer on October 2, 2020 at 4:18 am


    Just watched the latest sit & knit for a bit. Very enjoyable (trust you made it home safely and avoided both moose and hunters). I owe you a big thank you for the excellent tutorial on the Norwegian purl. Rewatched it a couple of days ago. I have tendonitis flaring up and I am able to pick up the needles again knitting this way (thanks Carlos for getting cha cha cha into my brain! It actually helped me get the rhythm of the technique). While I watched tonight, I worked a bit on the hedgehog mittens I am knitting for a friend (just for a few minutes…don’t want to overdo it). So nice to sit and knit for a bit with you and the dogs. 🙂

    • Grace Williams on October 2, 2020 at 11:33 am


    Great fun to watch from a wet and windy Devon, our small groups our called bubbles in UK!!!

    I have just finished my 5th blanket, over 350 squares !!!! many of your designs, some of my own and some of other folks, thank you for starting a worldwide community of knitters

    Looking forward to next week

    • Judith P Foley on October 2, 2020 at 8:08 pm



    Love the information about your culture and all the fun facts. Hope you keep going stronger than ever.

    • Susan on October 4, 2020 at 3:05 pm


    Am so enjoying the background scenery in your new ‘Sit and Knit for a bit’ …….both in your lovely lush garden and the beautiful woods.
    We use the word ‘Bubble’ here in the UK, but it has the same meaning for a small group as your word ‘cohort.’
    When I was a new mum, over 50years ago now, my babies were always put out in the fresh air of the garden in their prams for their morning nap. It was also safe to leave them outside a shop whilst you popped in quickly. Sadly a thing of the past nowadays.

    • Helena Lyman on October 4, 2020 at 11:36 pm


    Thanks so much for the “cohort” pattern…it is the cutest pattern I have ever seen and I am going to knit it right away…maybe for a bag or tote so many people can enjoy it !

    • Dolores Rodriguez on October 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm


    I am 87 and all of ,u life inN YC we did the same. As children we were not indoors ever. I feel very sorry for our children because of our societal problems our children cannot be outdoor alone.

    • Mliz on October 8, 2020 at 8:46 pm


    You both are so interesting! Concerning the word “cohort” you used a small group as a cohort in reference to keeping children in their own group of cohorts. Here in the Midwest of the USA we use the term “bubble”. No one else can enter our “bubble” unless we know they are Covid free.
    And I really think that I need to try some marled knitting as color work can be a challenge for me. Thank you!!

    • Anna Nedeau on April 5, 2021 at 7:15 am


    I love these blocks. Perfect for me to practice color work and neat stranded knitting, as I am a beginner. I am then going to treat them like granny squares and make a jacket. I like all the ones with animals and people and the house like a city community. Thank you for your podcasts. I am still in quarantine but have the 1st vaccine, waiting for the second. I am a fan of you guys now.

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