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Sit and Knit for a Bit – Episode 6.

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

Norwegian word of the week: Hosobånd which means garter. The word Hoso is dialect for stocking and bånd (the å is pronounced like “oh”) means band or ribbon.

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 # 36. AUTUMN FLOWER

Block 36. AUTUMN FLOWER. Click on the image to get the pattern.

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

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

(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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    • Heidi Shaw on October 15, 2020 at 1:36 am

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    I just love watching you two! Arne, your English is getting better and better!!

    • Yvonne Taylor on October 15, 2020 at 10:24 am

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    Can’t wait to see your folk costume please could you tell us what shoes you wear with them

    • Prue on October 15, 2020 at 10:32 am

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    Try card weaving to make the garters.

    • Verona H on October 17, 2020 at 5:10 pm

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    I love to knit your sharts for my blanket thank you for that.
    In the Netherland we are in een semi lock down and i love your sit and knit for a bit !
    Thank you both!

    Love from Nederland

    • Ellen on October 18, 2020 at 3:59 am

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    I too thought I would make my own bunad – and I’m a pretty accomplished seamstress. Suffice it to say that a few years later when visiting Norway I went to Husflid in Oslo and bought one. Yes very expensive but extremely well made by hand, meters and meters of wool and brocade and also made to be let out if needed down the road. Can’t wait to see yours all finished. Mine is from the Arendahl area.

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