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Sit and Knit for a Bit with ARNE & CARLOS Episode 3

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 third 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 1-32. Enjoy!

Norwegian word of the week: SØLJE – a brooch to wear to close the collar of a shirt in a traditional Norwegia Folk Costume, worn both by men and women.

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TODAY’S BLOCK # 33. SUNFLOWER

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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

(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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We’ve joined 27 blocks so far!

    • Tina on September 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm

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    Thanks again for generously sharing these lovely blocks! Your blanket is coming along wonderfully too. It was very easy to see the patterns via this site. Be well…both of you. 💕

    • Nancy on September 23, 2020 at 10:41 pm

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    I don’t even mind tucking in my loose tails as long as I’m watching you two funny guys!

      • Diane V on September 27, 2020 at 1:21 pm

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      Great idea. I hate doing ends and I bet that will make it better!

    • Janet Sherman on September 24, 2020 at 2:05 am

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    I am using your lovely patterns to make a double scarf putting different designs on front and back. So excited!

      • Sue on September 24, 2020 at 2:51 pm

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      What a great idea!

      • Sally J Savoie on September 27, 2020 at 9:13 pm

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      My sister and I already did that and it turnned out great!

    • Jana on September 24, 2020 at 5:54 am

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    The Sunflower pattern is very timely for me. It was my mother’s favorite flower and October brings two years ago she passed. I made a Lithuanian pattern in honor of my Father. They will be stitched together in my final project. Thank you for sharing. I found you two at the start of quarantine and your blogs have been a welcome diversion in the midst of so much crazy change.

    • Joke on September 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm

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    I really loved episode 3 while I was working on my shawl. Looking forward to the next episode!
    Thanks guys!

    • Sue on September 24, 2020 at 2:53 pm

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    Loved learning about your heritage. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mamie Armaly on September 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm

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    You’ve inspired me to knit squares! Thank you very much for generously sharing your patterns with the knitting community. I’m enjoying your new series, Sit and Knit for a Bit. I’m grateful I was able to meet you both at the Little Red Mittens event in Ontario last year during your tour. Travel is a distant memory for so many at the moment. We all have to stay put and stay safe.

    • Joan on September 24, 2020 at 7:17 pm

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    I feel like I have taken brief trip to Norway after watching episodes of Sit and Knit for a Bit. I so enjoy the garden background and listening to stories of the canine escapades. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas, thoughts and creative process.

    • Helen Custerson on September 24, 2020 at 11:46 pm

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    Arne and Carlos I love you.
    I watch along while I sew curtains and blinds in my big shed/workroom after my children are in bed and you make me smile. I’ve knitted since I was 6 (40 yrs) but haven’t knitted a stitch since March. Lockdown gave me knitters block! I’ve no idea why, but my fingers are itching to get going again and need to do some blocks,
    Thank you A&C (& F & H! 🐶🐶)

    • Elaine on September 25, 2020 at 4:08 pm

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    What episode reaches how to attach quarantine blocks?

    • Sheila Sakraida on September 25, 2020 at 11:13 pm

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    I love your Wednesday show. The garden is lovely.

    • Janice Kuykendall Yechout on September 26, 2020 at 12:58 am

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    Arne & Carlos, I so enjoy watching all your shows on YouTube. I was inspired by your Norwegian purl tutorials (both of yours), so I practiced for 2 days straight and now am very comfortable doing K1P1 ribbing on my sweater. I’m still working on holding the yarn correctly, but when my finger goes up, I pull the cord! 🤗Thank you so much for all your lessons and for sharing your beautiful home. Stay safe in your travels.

    • Grace Williams on September 27, 2020 at 4:18 pm

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    A lovely way to spend 3/4 hour!!!! Hope the dogs re-union goes smoothly.

    • Karen Putnam on September 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

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    I so enjoyed learning more about you and your beautiful country. After viewing your trip, I really would love to visit Norway! I am not an advanced knitter but you have shown me many things to move me along in a very enjoyable way.
    Hope the dogs do well

    • Cheryl Adler on September 28, 2020 at 12:51 am

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    I have all three of your books and had stopped knitting after I made a bunch of Christmas balls. Now, your block patterns have more inspired again.

    • Kelly on September 28, 2020 at 5:08 am

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    Congratulations!!!! I’m thrilled you hit the 100000 subscribers mark. We love you both!! (I do have my favorite, but will keep that info to myself) lol

    • Barbara Larsen on September 30, 2020 at 12:47 am

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,
    I have dearly loved all of your videos and blogs. I have knitted over 80 squares. I am now waiting to put them together. I would like to have a border around each square to set them off and to make the blanket larger. Would you please do a tutorial about assembling a blanket?

    Thanks so much.

    Much Love,
    Barbara Larsen
    Atlanta Georgia USA

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