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SIT and KNIT for a BIT Episode 5

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 fifth 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 1-34.

Norwegian word of the week: DUGNAD which is very important here in Norway and translates into working together (for free) to achieve a common goal, beneficial to all and /or for the good of the community. The Swedish word was FIKA which is a coffee break, but where you are enjoying that moment either by yourself or in the company of friends. Being “in the moment” enjoying a cosy time is a Scandinavian way of life when we are forced to spend time indoors.

And because we mentioned our solo exhibition, curated by the National Museum, which opened at the Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) in Oslo in 2012 and closed in the Museum of Alta, in northern Norway in 2015, here are some photos which we hope you will enjoy:

Entrance to the exhibition with a video of us, welcoming guests and explaining our design philosophy. Click to enlarge.

From our first collection, for Spring/Summer 2002, inspired by Dolly Parton. Click to enlarge.

From our collection for Spring/Summer 2003 inspired by origami. Click to enlarge.

Our art journal and preparatory work for the origami collection in 3D. Click to enlarge.

Kids get to work in one of our interactive stations, to learn more about our design process and are encouraged to dress the dolls in their own origami-inspired clothes made of paper. Click to enlarge.

Examples of our work which is inspired by traditional folk costumes from Norway. Jacket and trousers in organic denim from our Spring/Summer 2005 collection. Sweater and skirt from our Fall / Winter 2007 collection.

Knitwear from our co-branded collection with Comme des Garçons from 2008. The Space invaders sweater was originally designed for an advertising campaign in collaboration with McCann in 2007. Click on the image to read more.


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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

(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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    • Barbara Cire on October 7, 2020 at 9:19 pm


    Hello Arne & Carlos,
    I’ve been knitting on and off for 60 years and I recently discovered your blog and patterns. I’m so happy that I’ve found you! The two you you are a wonderful source of inspiration for me as I stay at home during COVID. (I’m at high risk for COVID and only go out to the grocery store, post office, and doctor’s appointments.) I’ve been catching up on your Quarantine podcasts from this spring and have delved into your archives to learn the Norwegian knit and purl stitches. (So much easier than Continental knitting!) I wish I was your neighbor and could visit the two of you, your garden, your studio, and your dogs. After all of these years, I’ve discovered that my creativity thrives in adaptation, rather than creation. I will never make an original design, but I can use your designs as a starting point to make interesting things. I have tremendous respect for those who can create things — whether it be knitwear, clothing, stories, recipes, or other things — but believe that adaptation deserves its spot on the creativity continuum. Cheers!

    • Karen A Putnam on October 8, 2020 at 8:47 pm


    You asked what do we do while watching your blog. I always have a crochet project and a knitting project going at the same time. if I get tired of one, I switch to the other. That is the plan anyway. In reality, what I normally do is let the dogs out, let the dogs in and repeat and repeat!

    • Marie Scanlan on October 8, 2020 at 9:20 pm


    I tend to be knitting one of the squares while watching sit and knit. I have the quarantine squares done and am keeping up on your new ones. I am knitting some that were shared by others that inspire me but have not tried to create one on my own yet. I want to start your Christmas balls and make your moose Christmas stocking but still addicted to the squares that I cannot seem to stop myself. Okay addiction to have!!!! And I cannot wait each Week for new square and new stories. I am someone that have family in healthcare so cannot go visit and cannot go places due to health condition so you two helping me with my mental health. I so hope to one day see you in person and hug you!

    • Kathryn Anderson on October 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm


    You two are inspiring. Your honesty, integrity, and straightforward sincerity are much appreciated. Whenever I want to escape the deceit and the violence currently ravaging my country I turn to the two of you to rebalance.

    • Sue Dinger on October 9, 2020 at 2:24 pm


    Arne and Carlos, I can’t begin to tell you how you have both been such a bright light in the last 6 months or so. You are both very special people. I am sorry that you were sick but so glad you have recovered. I also so appreciate that you are continuing to bless us with the motifs each week, along with the podcasts. I made my pillow from the quarantined motifs and absolutely love it. I will eventually make an afghan with the remaining motifs.
    Thank you, thank you for the joy you bring to so many.

    • Debra on October 9, 2020 at 9:21 pm


    Is your dickey pattern still for sale? I love it!

    • Lynn on October 10, 2020 at 3:20 am


    Your squares are such fun. I am making them into a throw. Not being fond of random colours, I have chosen 6 variegated yarns in blue, green, copper, gold, olive and pink and will use them throughout, with blue as the dominant colour (as I had several hanks of that left over from another project). I’m making 2 of each square – positive and negative – and will just keep going until I get sick of making them or run out of wool or, hopefully, reach a good size. I hope one day you have a facility to upload photos so I can show my progress.

    • Linda on October 12, 2020 at 6:11 pm


    Hi there
    It is Monday, the 12th and Thanksgiving in Canada. I am enjoying a warm cuppa and a ginger scone with pumpkin spice jam while I watch episode 5 of Sit and Stitch. I really enjoy your videos, your stories, your home, and the dogs. Sometimes I sit and listen (so relaxing) and sometimes like today, I knit. Anyway, enjoy your day and manythanks for doing all that you do.

    • Shawnn on October 12, 2020 at 9:47 pm


    Thank you for including photos from your 10th anniversary exhibition. I love LOVE the origami inspired pieces. Your talent really shines out.

    • Jackie on October 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm


    Loved Arne’s comment…that you need money…he has a black belt in shopping. Will subscribe to The Last Homely House:)

    • Laurel on October 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm


    Hi, Arne and Carlos! I want to tell you how much I enjoy your podcasts, and how much joy they give me in these trying times. Watching you two is the highlight of my days! Thank you for sharing the pictures of your exhibition – they are lovely, and both of you are so talented. I appreciate your sharing your lives with all of us.

    • Kelly on October 16, 2020 at 3:41 am


    Well, Hello Guys! Kate from The Last Homely House sent me. I’m so glad she did! I’m not a knitter, but I am a quilter, quilt designer, embroiderer, any handworker and gardener. I’m catching up with your older videos. What can I say, you make me happy when I watch you. I think I will find much inspiration here! Be well guys!

    • Merrilee Ericson in Maine on October 19, 2020 at 3:11 pm


    Consider two sided glass as you mentioned but place kind of like a japanese screen that in your studio such that both sides can be seen depending on where you are standing in the room.

    Glad the mug shows your lots of curls Arne!

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