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Sit and Knit for a Bit with ARNE & CARLOS Episode 2

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 second 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 1-31. Enjoy!

Norwegian word of the week: NIKKERS – a pair of knee-length torusers worn with woolen stockings and garterbands – as part of a male traditional Norwegian folk costume or knee-length pants worn during skiing.

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TODAY’S BLOCK # 32. BUTTERFLY TOO

32 BUTTERFLY TOO. Click on the image or on the link below to download the chart.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Chart 32.

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 charts 1-31

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

(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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    • Sue Ames on September 16, 2020 at 6:24 pm

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    I am thoroughly enjoying your podcast. As for a suggestion for topics– anything. I just love to sit and listen to the both of you talking
    about anything that comes to you.

    • Sandy on September 16, 2020 at 8:40 pm

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    I don’t understand why anyone would comment that they couldn’t find the charts. I’m not the brightest person when it comes to computers and I had no problem finding the link and downloading the charts. Thank you so much for providing these patterns free. Ioved the podcast and I was so surprised when I saw Bob. Both of you have a wonderful sense of humor.

    • Susan on September 16, 2020 at 8:53 pm

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    Loved the change in settings. You stage things beautifully. It would be fun to share some more of your favorite recipes. You don’t even have to actually cook, just talk about them. Although the videos of you cooking at the holidays are great too. Looking forward to Saturday and Sunday!

    • Carol on September 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm

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    Because of covid-19 the group I lead “Sit and Stitch Lanesville, Indiana, USA” cannot meet. Our local library let’s us use a room but the library is not allowing groups to meet right now. It’s nice to see you doing this. We all really miss our group meetings for socializing inspiration.

      • Judy Kochersperger on September 16, 2020 at 10:23 pm

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      Hi Carol! I’m in Corydon and I’ve seen the notice for the sit and knit in Lanesville! I’m Im very interested in joining you. Pls let me know when you start up again. I hope I can put this here: judythepaperlady@yahoo.com
      Thanks to Arne & Carlos great video and really enjoyed Rob and your houseguest.
      Judy

    • shirley on September 16, 2020 at 9:13 pm

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    I’m a beginner knitter and I am really enjoying watching your shows. I watched your cooking episode yesterday so I made the red cabbage dish today. I added some bratwurst and smoked sausage to it. It was really good. Thank you.
    Now I need to try your blanket squares. Love watching you show your sweaters , I hope I get half as good. They are beautiful.

    • Tracy on September 16, 2020 at 10:10 pm

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    I feel that it is so generous of you to share these beautiful square patterns. The whole idea of the squares has such a feel good vibe to it.
    I am a weaver as well as a knitter and I really enjoyed seeing the sample of weaving. It was well balanced with many beautiful colours. I would love to see other woven pieces from time to time.
    Thank you for this podcast and for being so humble. It was a surprise to see Rob at the end.

    • Barb in CA on September 16, 2020 at 10:22 pm

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    Your yard looks so peaceful and beautiful. You live in a wonderful place and it’s great that you appreciate and keep “improving” it. I wish I could visit; or visit anywhere in Norway again. I absolutely loved my Northern Lights trip (the last complete trip before the pandemic.) We got home just in the nick of time! I was trying to finish some socks yesterday, and one pair- I couldn’t find the rest of the yarn (the spiral Pattern,) and the other pair I couldn’t find my pattern! So frustrating! I’ve bought both patterns from you at least twice, but I just seem to have so much stuff! How do you organize/keep your patterns?
    I finally found the yarn, but I think I’m going to have to buy the pattern again. I think I;m going to make myself an Arne and Carlos binder.
    Take care and stay well. One of my Chihuahuas was ill last week, and both needed annual shots. Almost $600!!!!!! She’s better. thank goodness.

    • Kate Fuller on September 17, 2020 at 12:01 am

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    My suggestion would be to add in an occasional Norwegian recipe that you make like your ginger tea or porridge or other things you like. We all make things differently and I think it might be fun to drink your tea when I am watching your podcast!

    • Joanne from Edmonton on September 17, 2020 at 12:54 am

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    My suggestion is forgetting to mention the formalities. It is not rocket science as I heard from you. Youtube is not new. I enjoyed your episode and will see you again. Thank you.

    • wendy hollow on September 17, 2020 at 6:12 am

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    I wish we had a thumbs up and like button here on the blog.
    You guys are such gigglers.
    Loved the “funny” picture you drew in my head of the National dress.
    I hope the fox is not thinking their is a lamb hanging on the line. Hugs WAH
    Rob is cool.

    • Angela on September 17, 2020 at 7:47 am

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    I love the format of Sit and Knit for a Bit, it is so relaxed and ad lib, and just like having a chat with friends (including getting a fit of the giggles over something silly). I really enjoy hearing about Norwegian traditions and culture, and your beautiful countryside, as well as the “show and tell” items (such as the beautiful box which Arne “won” for you). Looking forward to Sit and Knit for a Bit 3. Have a good week.

    • Hazel Van Niekerk on September 17, 2020 at 8:26 am

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    Your podcast is fun to watch, I have made 4 pillows with the squares and have wanted to make a blanket, but have not mastered double knitting, so thank you Arne for suggesting making 2 and putting them together. Keep up the good vibes.

    • Nia on September 17, 2020 at 8:49 am

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    Thanks for your podcast, its lovely to listen and see you. We all are a bit cooped up this year and you make it easier to handle.

    • Kaja Hopper on September 17, 2020 at 11:26 am

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    Great podcast, good laugh. Loved seeing Arnes weaving project. No danger of you getting nikkers in a twist on live podcast. Looking forward to next episode. It would be interesting to hear about current knitting trends. Got my husband, who is no knitter, to watch with me and he also found it very entertaining. Thank you.

    • Pam Sande on September 17, 2020 at 6:49 pm

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    Thank you for doing these chats! It really brightened my day! I love the informal chatting. Any topic is good. I hope your pup gets free soon. Be careful putting your socks out on the porch, if you are still having the fox nearby. I wonder if he likes socks too! I would love another tour of your garden. Thank you for the image of Rob!
    Enjoy!!

    • Carol Dunham on September 17, 2020 at 9:20 pm

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    I am so enjoying this relaxed format. It seems like I need less structure and light weight content.

    I appreciate the gift of the patchwork patterns.
    I’ve decided to start this blanket pulling from my stash. I usually work with fingering and so have a ton of DK to pull from.

    You two are blessings! Carol D

    • Emily spaulding on September 18, 2020 at 6:20 am

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    Thankyou so much for your charts they are soooo nice bless you both for your hard work byeeeee

    • Barbara Leahy on September 18, 2020 at 7:22 am

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    Found the link for the pattern easily. I am in my 80s so surely younger ones can do it. So enjoy your chatting all the way to Australia
    Barbara Leahy

    • Linda Elmore on September 18, 2020 at 4:43 pm

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    I want to thank you for using Knit- A-Bit. It’s the name of my shop in Lafayette IN USA. One of the frequent knitters for the shop thought I had you as guests. (Only in my dreams). Lol. Love listening and taking hints from your podcasts. A little history here. During World War 1 there was a group of knitters from all over the USA to make warm garments and blankets to send to the men at war. Fortunately we don’t have that kind of war going on. Just sit and Knit-A-Bit. Love to you both 🧶I feel it’s an honor

    • louise arsenault on September 18, 2020 at 5:47 pm

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    Thank you again for sharing parts of your life and giving advices, anecdotes, etc. I am part of a group of crafters that used to reunite once a month from September to June, but due to COVID we cannot. So, you are my crafters-knitters group. As per making a pot-pourri, I can assure you that dried lavender flowers get rid of bad smell and leave subtle scent that lasts for years (I made sachets of lavender more than 30 years ago and it did not fade a lot). I made some, lately, in sachets already-made for putting little gifts for the guests at a wedding, for example. I put them in all my boxes in which there are wool balls and other types of yarn… Have a magnificient fall season and continue to make us happy and inspired. Big hugs from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

    • Carol Hayes on September 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm

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    Hello to you both.
    I have enjoyed your podcasts, seeing the beauty of Norway during your road trip, and having a giggle with you as I sit and knit my blanket. I fondly enjoyed meeting you during the knitting weekend in Redondo Beach, CA a year ago. Congrats on knitting your folk costume stockings. My husband and I had a Scandinavian folk costume wedding and he wore his knickers, stockings, vest, and Norwegian buttons, cuff links, and bling. We met through folk dancing and learning Norwegian dances. We got pretty “geeky” about Norwegian folk dances and folk music. I
    so look forward to seeing you in your completed folk outfits!

    Now my question for you:
    Have you watched NORSEMEN?

    (Norsemen is a Norwegian comedy television series about a group of Vikings living in the village of Nordheim around the year 790. It originally premiered in Norway under the name Vikingane (Vikings) on NRK1 in October 2016. It is produced for NRK by Viafilm.).

    The series has been raunchy crazy fun during our continuous staying at home here in California. It is such a mix of cultural humor for older and new social cultures. The costumes and hair design are so fun to observe. I so appreciate your design sense and your new Rowan patterns. It was fun to see you both at the museum dressed up and eating a meal. The playfulness between the past and the present day makes for interesting stories and design.

    • Judy on September 18, 2020 at 7:21 pm

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    Hello and thank you for your videos!

    I’m interested in hearing you talk on Sit and Knit for a Bit about a term I’ve been hearing lately: the Norwegian “friluftsliv.” I understand it to mean a frame of mind/living that includes outdoors as an integral part of one’s life. Is that what it means to you? And would you comment more about how nature enters your pattern designs (I know you’ve mentioned this already at times, and of course, now we have all your wonderful flower patterns)?

    I look forward to your videos and am thankful for your efforts!

    • Barbara In NJ USA on September 19, 2020 at 12:06 am

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    Hello my friends! Love you both!
    Is there any chance of making blanket square patterns of birds? I’ve asked before and was told to check the blog…. but don’t find any. 🙁 Can any other viewers help me find any? Best wishes for good health and happiness to you both and to Freya also!
    Barbara in NJ USA

    • Barb in NJ USA on September 19, 2020 at 12:07 am

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    Had no problem finding your pattern link!

    • Barb in NJ USA on September 19, 2020 at 12:12 am

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    Found two birds! So sorry to bother you. Don’t know where my eyes were before when I checked!

    • Wies on September 19, 2020 at 9:20 am

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    I had so much fun watching you both. You always make me laugh. No problem vinding the pattern.
    I’ve already finished two knitted cushions and keep om knitting now and then. Looking forward to the next video. Good luck with the dogs.

    • Laurel on September 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

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    Good morning, Arne and Carlos! First, thank you so much for the patterns – I have been so busy that I haven’t had time to begin the afghan yet. I haven’t done much color knitting, but it is one of my goals. I love your new videos! They are very fun to watch, and make me laugh. It is so good to have something to cheer us up during these dark times. I don’t have any suggestions for you – I love the conversations and topics you have already. It feels as if we are just sitting, having our coffee or tea, and visiting while we knit. I also loved seeing that you are planning to weave – I am a beginning weaver, and haven’t done it in a while. I’m also itching to get back to it. I will see you at the Q&A later today!

    • Lynn on September 19, 2020 at 1:20 pm

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    I love your podcasts, so relaxed and friendly. I’m definitely going to make a blanket with your squares. I have a few hanks of a lovely dark blue wool that will be an ideal background and of course plenty of odds and ends for the contrasts. It would be lovely to see pictures of other people’s efforts.

    I really enjoy hearing about Norwegian food and culture so more of that please.

    Keep up the good work and stay healthy. From Canberra, Australia.

    • Nadia on September 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

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    I love this new format on Wednesdays. I’ve rewatched you previous ‘podcast’ videos so many times I practically memorized them! It’s just nice to sit and knit for an hour with your company, discussing nothing and everything and having a laugh. It doesn’t matter what you talk about, the more casual, the better. It feels like a ‘knit night’ for those of us who don’t have a knitting circle to meet with.

    I wonder if you’d consider doing a Sunday episode on traditional knitting tools and techniques. For example, I think that circular needles have only been around for a century or so… How were sweater bodies knit in the round before? Have you ever inherited any interesting knitting tools or patterns?

    • Laurel on September 19, 2020 at 9:53 pm

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    Love, Sit and knit a bit. You are wonderful

    • Elly on September 20, 2020 at 7:26 am

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    Thank you – your QKAL and now SAK mean the world to me xx

    • Kathleen E Allan on September 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm

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    Just watched the knickers Episode 2. I love it as is!!! Describing your daily, “regular” life is terrific! Your current chaos (including chastity belt, strew shoes, and foxy adventures), had me laughing so hard.
    I find laughter one of the best antidotes for all the current chaos. (I live in America…I know I don’t need to elaborate.)
    My continued thanks for what I call the Hug Me Later” KAL, the wonderful patterns, and a record of this unique time.
    Carlos, what’s happening to your brain is what I call “Covid Brain.” Having been home for 6 months, I find it’s a chronic condition.
    Symptoms include:
    Losing track of the day, date, times, weeks even
    Being distracted A LOT. If you were knitting for yourselves, you’d understand.
    On occasion, when laughing at something, losing control and laughing hysterically… a form of venting the stress.
    There are probably others that this gang can help you with…because I’ve forgotten them !!!😂🙃

    • Mary LIz on September 22, 2020 at 8:21 pm

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    Hello from the USA!
    I love listening to you and learning about Norway along the way! Your bit about “knickers” cracked me up!! In the early 1900’s here in the US, paperboys wore knickers. Short baggy pants that stopped below the knee and then long stockings to keep their legs warm. My Dad was motherless and told me that a neighbor lady would knit “leggings” for him. Your “leggings” are beautiful!! Please model them for your fans some time! Thank you for your love of all forms of art. It keeps us going!

    • Susan on September 23, 2020 at 8:18 am

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,

    Hello from Scotland,
    I wanted to tell you that I just returned from a road trip to South West France where we have a small house. My husband drives and I knit all the way socks for my daughter’s partner who is from Jordan.
    I had two balls of your Pairfect as he is a size 9 I thought I may require the two balls. I started the top down socks keeping in the small piece of yellow at the beginning of the rid.

    So, you can imagine him walking in your socks – as I do in and around the Jordanian desert. Yes, I did sit and knit for hundreds of miles.

    • Cindy on September 27, 2020 at 4:18 pm

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    Dear Carlos, I laughed so much when you showed your real feelings about empowering people to find the patterns themselves! I love your feisty spicy side! Thank you and Arne for all that you do and give.

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