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SIT and KNIT for a BIT episode 9

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 BUNAD, which means Folk Costume.

The sewing machine we got is from JANOME. Click on this link for more information.

Look up one of our favourite Norwegian singers, Frida Ånnevik on Spotify or click here for her website.

SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER

We are doing two events on Zoom:

November 14th, 2020: Virtual Key Note address with Vogue Knitting Live. Click here to sign up.

November 25th, 2020: Virtual event with Selvedge Magazine: Nordic Knitting with Cecilie Telle, ARNE & CARLOS and 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 # 39. ACANTHUS

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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

(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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    • Julie on November 4, 2020 at 7:54 pm

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    Can you tell us about the tiger sweater?

      • Christian on November 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

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      And the tiger t-shirt Arne was wearing too please!

    • Roberta on November 4, 2020 at 10:21 pm

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    So excited to see the new Xmas balls, I discovered the patterns some weeks ago and, you were right, they are so addicting!! Cheers from Italy

    • Sue on November 4, 2020 at 10:28 pm

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    Carlos, your tiger sweater is quite interesting. What does the “M” on the nose mean?

    • Ellis-Lynn Duschenes on November 5, 2020 at 12:02 am

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    Hello,
    In Canada we don’t have trolls but we do have something like your flying sleigh. It’s called La Chasse Galerie or the Flying Canoe. Be careful! If you take a ride on La Chasse Galerie just remember that you’re making a deal with the devil!
    Ellis-Lynn

    • Lynn on November 5, 2020 at 2:51 am

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    Love the tiger sweater and shirt.

    Don’t worry about getting yarn from the UK. I’ve had regular deliveries throughout covid. And I’m in Australia- Norway must be even more reliable,

    Thanks once again for a very fun episode
    Lynn, Canberra

    • Phala Bradford on November 5, 2020 at 3:14 am

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    Arne. Have you thought of doing a square with Freya or the moose. I love your program and hope you are both recovered from the cover. Also I started painting again after a twenty year break and was greatly helped by watching Andrew Tischler on youtube.Thanks again
    Phala

    • Ella Teuben on November 5, 2020 at 3:18 am

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    On Wednesday I drive to Spinning Guild, with my spinningwheel buckled with the seatbelt on the backseat of my car. Oooh it is Wednesday, time for Your Sit and Knit for a Bit video! But it arrives here in 🇦🇺 on Thursday. It is Nice to live in happy anticipation 🥰
    I noticed your begonia plant is growing more than 5 leaves already !
    And you have a dolphin underneath her, on a shelf to the left of screen.
    Did you make the tassle that hangs at the window edge?
    I am a fan since this Aussie winter and have not seen all your many videos yet, now I have an Arne & Carlos “diet” /rationing of 1 video a day 😂
    My “bunad” should come from Friesland, but it is too hot on Australia Day to wear full length sleeves and ankle length dress of folkcostume. Somewhere I have a Pattern, bought in 1982, but I never found suitable fabric in Australia….
    I Discovered I have Viking genes, die to a recent deformation in my hand. That only happens to Viking decendants 🤷🏼‍♀️👀 It is still easy to live with, and it does not hinder my knitting.
    Arne thank you for showing us how to do double knitting. I want to show you 2 pot/oventray holders I made with this method. But I can not show you here.
    Please advise me where to find a spot in the internet to show you the potholders. One for my kitchen and one for our daughter (and the son-in-law, he cooks a lot). Now I know why Anna (the daughter) does not like the colour of their kitchen cabinet doors 🤭🤦‍♀️ The green and purple hues are a strange choice….
    So may I say “Tot Ziens”, August Wieder Sehen, Farewell, Adieu, Good Bye, Baaje Dankie, Hasta la Vista….
    PS: the word for next week….
    Teach us the best parting phrase in Norwegian
    I remain your friend as always,
    Elisabeth (Ella) Foley-Teuben ❤️👋🏼

    • Liz Rogers on November 5, 2020 at 4:18 am

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    Arne and Carlos, Hello. I enjoy your blog so much. Listening to you talk about your Bunad and Norwegian customs is very interesting. Your sense of humor makes me laugh. Please continue these Sit and Knit episodes.

    • Janet on November 5, 2020 at 8:26 am

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    As soon as you mentioned ironing linen I remembered my Mom sprinkling the fabric with water and rolling it in plastic and the next day ironing it and that wonderful clean smell! Such great memories I forgot all about until you started talking about it. Thank you.

    • Julie on November 5, 2020 at 11:22 am

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    You asked if we could notice anything behind you and I noticed the dead butterflies you were talking about once before. I love your podcast and the knit along. I’m only on square 4 because I only found it the other day so i’m late to the party as usual. Thank you for being company for me as I am single and live in a very rural place in Wales. Love from Julie 😀

    • Lorna Raye on November 5, 2020 at 12:17 pm

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    Lorna on November 5.
    Thanks for such a very interesting podcast.we are all learning many things about Norway and your culture. Loved the story Arne. We are back in lockdown in the UK and I am pleased to know that the weekly podcasts will cheer up what could be lots of gloominess. So thanks.
    So looking forward to seeing you in your Bunad AND to the exciting ADVENT/CHRISTMAS project.
    Take care, stay well stay safe keep busy and keep busy. Love Lorna

    • Amy on November 5, 2020 at 12:22 pm

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    I look forward to your videos during this crazy time here in the US. Your calm, funny and happy stories really help me to relax and remember that not all people are hateful and negative. I watched this one at 3 am when I couldn’t sleep and was able to go back to sleep after. Thanks for being wonderful humans!! I love this creative community. By the way, I found your blog because I have been watching the Last Homely House for quite some time now and she mentioned you once a while back. It’s been fun to watch you two discover her as well. Peas in a pod, you all are. I hope you are recovered very soon! Take care.

    • Judi M Held on November 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm

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    Love your podcast!

    • Lyneth Faure on November 5, 2020 at 3:16 pm

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    Love your jovial spirits and laughter. Made my day today. Your positivity is contagious. Thank you for all!! I am looking forward to the new Xmas balls. Fun times!! Keep on keeping on – you guys are special!!

    • Louise Mercier on November 5, 2020 at 3:28 pm

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    Hi Arne& Carlos, you make me so happy with all your stories and your really creative and happy mood.
    I’m sure that creativity will be THE way to pass trough this pandemic . I’ ve decided to knit Christmas balls for my 7 grand children. I will put one of them in their Christmas socks, and I chose the design relative to their interest. May be a new Christmas tradition in our family!
    The weather in Norway is very similar than here in Quebec, Canada: little snow, dark days, cold enough to put on warm sweaters and cowls.
    Your traditions in Norway seam to be really strong and its very interesting to learn about. Love Arne’s story: really similar to our Chasse galerie ( it was’nt a sleigh but a flying canoe) .
    Thank you so much and take care

    • Sue Helback on November 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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    I have been wondering for awhile now why you don’t already have Norwegian folk costumes. If Arne was born in Norway why is he making a costume now? Wouldn’t he have had one made as a younger man?

    • Sue Helback on November 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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    I have been wondering for awhile now why you don’t already have Norwegian folk costumes. If Arne was born in Norway why is he making a costume now? Wouldn’t he have had one made as a younger man?

    • Beth on November 5, 2020 at 7:21 pm

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    Hi Arne & Carlos,
    Thank you again for an hour well spent listening to your interesting conversation. Only wish we were all sitting together having tea. Your ‘Sit and Knit a Bit’ podcast is in the top 5 events of my week! Can’t wait to be able to take a workshop with you both sometime in the future.
    I plan on making some Christmas balls to place on my packages this year. Thank you for providing new patterns.
    Looking forward to next week – Beth

    • Beth on November 5, 2020 at 7:26 pm

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    I also have a question about the vests of your folk costume. Are the color choices open to your preferences? When I think of traditional costumes, I think of a limited range of colors, not just materials. But, it seems you are able to pick any colors. They are going to be beautiful!

    • Mary Paulson on November 5, 2020 at 8:07 pm

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    You are a welcome guest every week in our home.

    • Betty on November 6, 2020 at 1:06 am

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    Thank you for all the education and history and tips. One thing I noticed when Arne was telling the story about his 10 times great-grandfather was the pronunciation of “sleigh” which sounds like “slay” in the US. Not sure if it’s different in other countries. Thank you for always putting a smile on my face with all your antics.

    • Mary Gehling on November 6, 2020 at 1:10 am

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    I love knitting along while listening to your vlogs. I look forward to each and everyone, thank you so much! You always make me laugh out loud- such fun! Lucky Arne for having such interesting relatives!!! ; )

    • Rachel Murguia on November 6, 2020 at 3:18 am

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    I listened to Frida Annevik on Spotify and although I don’t understand a word, her voice is beautiful and soothing. I will definitely be listening to more of her. Any other music recommendations you may have would be wonderful as I listen to music from all over the world.

    • Barb on November 6, 2020 at 4:11 am

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    Thank you for your patterns and your blogs. I enjoy them very much. Bright spots in this sometimes dark and crazy world of ours.

    • Cynthia on November 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

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    Hi ARNE and Carlos,

    A few months back when Carlos was recovering from Covid you showed a knitted poodle and said you would make the pattern available. Do you know when this will be available? I am enjoying knitting the squares and keep watching out for the next pattern.

    I enjoy watching your sit and knit for a bit and although I cannot see family and friends at the moment due to the virus, I really look forward to watching you. I loved hearing about Arne’s 10 times great-grandfathers trip from Copenhagen.

    Thanks for being so entertaining and giving me something to look forward to. It’s getting pretty dark in the evenings where I live in Scotland.

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      It will be published sometime in 2021

    • Becky Wahl on November 6, 2020 at 5:11 pm

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    I’m excited about the new Christmas balls. I never get tired of watching the two of you. I haven’t missed an episode. i haven’t been able to knit very much as we have 2 of our grandsons, one 7 and one 10 (2nd and 5th grades) at our house every day for virtual school. This is the worst thing ever. Its not easy and trying to keep 2 boys focused, well forget it. I will always keep in my heart when I met both of you last November in the US and then on the mystery knitting cruise in Norway March 1-10.

    On that note, on the second to last day on the cruise we had a group picture. Is it possible to get a copy of the picture. We met so many wonderful friends the picture would be a great keepsake.

    • Kathleen on November 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm

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    Hi, love you two. Followed you since I first saw you on create and craft in the UK. Few years ago .
    Have sevral books and two of the Rowan ones, going to knit the white one with the deer on.
    Planning to knit along with you to do the Christmas balls, have done sevral from your book.
    Always look at your u tube pod casts but I’m a new subscriber to Arne and Carlos. Com
    Love seeing where you live and hearing the stories. Arne loved your story of your 10 times great grandfather, your family will live forever in those storeys.

    • Verona H on November 7, 2020 at 9:08 am

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    I wonder why I haven’t received the last newsletter.

    Hugs from Nederland

    • Line on November 7, 2020 at 3:57 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos!
    Thank you so much for the patterns for the blocks! I haven’t had time to be a part of the knit-along up until now, since I’ve had so many other projects. But my number of UFOs have steadily decreased through this very strange year. Now, as Oslo is going into its second lock-down, I have all the time in the world. And I need some new projects! So I will do one every day from today! I think that the motives are perfect for spreading light and colors into this very dark time of the year, and I hope that you will keep on posting blocks so that the blanket can grow and become really big and warm and cozy! I think I will also join the Christmas Balls-advent calendar. The best thing to do now is to stay inside and make hygge, and thank you for all your tips and inspiration on how to do just that!

    • Brenda Staresnick on November 7, 2020 at 5:50 pm

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    ..loved this episode
    1. love tiger shirts
    2. love different rooms/areas because I checked ALL details I can see
    3. go to YouTube for any question on new machine..my bff..they don’t disappoint.
    4. I love dust bags also..especially travelling..have some my grandmother knitted
    5. When I worked at USDA in Wash DC, I worked for the clothing specialist for entire US. I was making my wedding dress and she insisted I use french seams..she was correct.

    Love all you do for us
    Brenda from TX..OH..I’m knitting ya’lls Christmas tree pattern..

    • Julia on November 7, 2020 at 7:47 pm

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    Why not combine your idea of Advent Ball knitting with early release of the patterns? I would love to see which ball you picked to do each day leading up to Christmas. I got your Xmas ball book when it first came out and was already thinking of knitting some balls and mailing them to people I likely won’t see this holiday due to travel restrictions. Having the new patterns early will mean being able to choose from all of them, not just being restricted to the first few in order to have enough time for mail delivery.

    • Carole on November 7, 2020 at 8:13 pm

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    Guys, it is us that need to thank you. We are in lockdown again in the UK and you are a bright spot in the week. Please keep going with these podcasts and thank you so much.

    • Mary B on November 7, 2020 at 9:34 pm

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    It so fun to listen to your weekly podcasts. I love knitting your squares, but I find Can weave while I listen too. The costumes you are making are beautiful. I have a grandmother who came to the US as a small child from Denmark and I am so interested in Northern Europe history. She always told us she was dropped down the chimney in Green Bay, Wisconsin by a stork. I always wondered if that was a tale from her homeland.

    • Marilynn on November 7, 2020 at 9:41 pm

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    Arne & Carlos, Thank you. I sit & knit while I watch your podcasts. I know you have 100K subscribers, but I have a thought.
    Are you aware Dolly Parton has a new book available for pre-order?
    Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Hardcover – November 17, 2020
    by Dolly Parton (Author), Robert K. Oermann (Author)
    Take care!

    • Linda on November 8, 2020 at 2:35 am

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    Noticing things in your background, was the small plant on the left side of the screen the Begonia that Arne was trying to revive?

    • Kate on November 8, 2020 at 3:52 am

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    I’m loving these Sit and Knit shows. The tips on ironing linen are perfect for me now since I’m hoping to make a linen “serk” (underdress) soon.

    • Sandy Potter on November 8, 2020 at 8:23 am

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    Hi, I really enjoy your Sit and Knit for a Bit….it is really interesting to learn your historical and genealogical backgrounds. I am so glad you have added that to your Vlog. I was a faithful watcher of your Covid Podcasts and am so glad you have started up again. I love seeing all the different parts of your home. As long as we all are pretty much in lock up you bring such happiness to my life. I am so looking forward to your new Christmas Balls…please start them in November for us that have too many other things that need to be done. I hope you will be able to keep Helmer as it is so obvious how much he loves you! Please keep us up to date on your folk costumes…I have learned so much from all your various segments on knitting, crochet, sewing etc. You will never know how much joy you bring to us that are alone! Oh, and your trip to Northern Norway was so fabulous. I have been to all the Scandanavian Countries but Norway was always my favorite…the fjords, the mountains and just the stunning beauty. Have a happy Holiday Season! Sandy

    • Lesley Wood on November 9, 2020 at 4:04 pm

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    I purchased the new Christmas balls patterns and they are stunning!
    So excited to start on them, my only problem is where to start.
    Your customer service was great too. I messed up (or maybe it was an internet glitch?) and you sent me a link almost immediately……thank you for that.
    The VLOG’s are wonderful too. You are helping to keep me sane in these crazy times.

    • John Hall on November 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

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    Howdy y’all,
    Can you recommend a good substitute for the yarns listed for the Christmas balls. Everywhere I have checked so far, the Deep Rose 206 has been out of stock.

    • chiripitiflautica2000 on November 10, 2020 at 10:58 pm

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    Love, love, love, looooove your podcasts…. nough said😉😝!

    • Judith P Foley on November 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm

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    I also would love to know about the Tiger Sweater Carlos is wearing and Arne’s Tiger Tee Shirt. Is there a pattern for purchase for the sweater?

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