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The ARNE & CARLOS Quarantine Knitting KAL “Hug Me Later”. FULL Pattern and All Charts 1-27

Hi Everyone!

We’ve FINALLY gathered all charts for our “Hug Me Later” KAL in 1 post, which will make it easier for everyone to find, as everything is now in one place!!


Click to download as printable pdfs: ALL CHARTS

(This is a very large file, 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


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 squares 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.



And if you want to watch every single episode of the ARNE & CARLOS Quarantine Knitting Podcast, CLICK HERE.

Everything is going to be all right in the end, we just know it, so hang in there and keep staying safe for now, as you enjoy your knitting and the digital companionship with your fellow devotees!

On a final note, it’s time to end The ARNE & CARLOS Daily Quarantine Knitting Podcast and we will be taking a break for some time now, in order to rest and recuperate 100%, but we will be back with a new podcast in the same style eventually, it will not be a daily podcast, but maybe once or twice per week, in addition to our Sunday tutorials, which will continue as usual.


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    • Christina on May 1, 2020 at 5:44 pm


    Hi ^^

    I can not see the paddern – it shows no correkt PDF … sorry

    kind regards <3

    1. Reply

      I checked and all is OK. It’s a large file, so you need to have some patience! Click and allow up to a minute or so for it to download entirely.

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        Hallo, ik geraak niet baf patroon 20 niet aan de volgend patronen, sorry voor het storen , groetjes Mia

          • Hilde on May 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm


          Hallo, Hilde again 🙂…I looked over all the comments and your answers, and I have found the way to do it 👍. Thank you both for every single podcast. It really helped me to come true these crazy and difficult times. I make the patterns in cross stitch. Very 👍. Hope to find more patterns in the future. But most of al : get completely better!!
          Kind regards from 🇧🇪 Belgium 👋

          1. Hallo,
            Thanks for the patterns, I have the PDF , very lovely, great evening from Belgia !!!

      • Kim on May 2, 2020 at 11:50 pm


      Christina – I thought it wasn’t downloading, either. Finally, I waited about 15 minutes or more and it was there!
      I watched another Arne & Carlos video to help me wait. 😉 It did take a long time but they are full sheets for each pattern so, it’s well worth the wait.
      – Kim

    • janet erie on May 1, 2020 at 5:51 pm


    The charts do not come up when Clicked to do so

    Have loved your quarantine posts and project
    Thank you

    1. Reply

      It’s a large file, so you need to have some patience! Click and allow up to a minute or so for it to download entirely.

        • Janet Whiteside on May 2, 2020 at 2:03 am


        It actually took me about 15 minutes but it got there in the end.

    • Vicki on May 1, 2020 at 5:54 pm


    Thank you so much for the generous amount of time which you gifted us with this podcast series from the videos to the block design. It meant a lot to me to have a daily focus, which is something I was able to pay forward. I look forward to seeing you both again soon and to trying some of your other patterns in the mean time. Rest well ❤️

    • Renate Balzer on May 1, 2020 at 6:01 pm


    Hi ^^
    thank you very much for this awesome project. But I have the same problem like the both above me – i canot download the patterns, the page is empty when I click on the link.

      • Renate Balzer on May 1, 2020 at 6:10 pm


      It worked 👍❤👍

    • Jenn Stroyeck on May 1, 2020 at 6:07 pm


    Title idea for next podcast:
    Arme & Carlos Hearts Together, Hands at Home

    Thanks for the many hours of entertainment from the Quarantine Knitting podcast, and the lovely patches.
    Hope you have a restful break! Be well!

    • Red on May 1, 2020 at 6:10 pm


    I don’t understand: why are there 27 squares if the final pillow has 9×2 squares?

    1. Reply

      We talked about it in one of the podcasts that you may have missed: We decided to go from a pillow to a blanket and when we come back, we will release more squares. We decided to do 27 squares now, in case someone just wants pillows, then they can do 3 pillows with 9 blocks each and a plain back in fabric or knitted in 1 colour.

        • Diana on May 1, 2020 at 8:50 pm


        If we wish to make a blanket, is it better to double knit the squares? I have seen people knitting the squares as single sided and double sided in the facebook group, but don’t know which is better for this project.

        • Annete on May 1, 2020 at 11:30 pm


        Thanks Arne and Carlos for the full pdf for now. Am going to start on my blanket or pillows. Love the patterns.
        Wish you a speedy recovery Carlos. Most important that you take time to fully recover. Am loving your podcasts.
        Wished I had found you a long time ago but am enjoying and catching up on all the episodes. Loving your banter and you
        are twp awesome guys. Would love to see more of you two cooking. The waffle episode was great.
        Seeding lots of hugs and good thoughts for a speedy recovery.

    • Susan on May 1, 2020 at 6:15 pm


    Thank you so much Arne and Carlos for helping us get through this awful time and giving us something to focus on. 🧶
    I have really enjoyed knitting the pieces and still have quite a few to catch up on, but I will get there eventually.
    Enjoy your well-earned break and have a good rest! 💕

    • Sherry on May 1, 2020 at 6:17 pm


    It worked for me although it took a LONG time to download and another LONG time to open. But I think that is just because of my phone’s ability. Perhaps on an actual computer it would be faster. Thank you for ask the work that went into designing the patches and bringing then to us.

      • Sherry on May 1, 2020 at 6:18 pm


      “all” the work. (Sorry.)

    • Judy Vallas on May 1, 2020 at 6:35 pm


    This is so convenient – thank you!

    I laughed my head off at your segment of the KnitStars webinar last night. It seems that the Arne & Carlos we’ve seen in these recent podcasts have shown their personalities before! 😁

    Be well, both of you. Thank you for all the work you’ve put into this project, just to give us all some respite from the weird world we live in right now. ❣️

    • Bess on May 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm


    Thank you so much for being there for us during these trying times. I cannot adequately express the impact that you have made for those of us who are quarantined in our homes. You gave us something to look forward to each day with your creative knitting block designs. Thank you Arne and Carlos.❤️

    • Carol on May 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm


    I had so much fun following along on this KAL. I really love the nature theme. My plan is to knit a doubleknit blanket with all of the squares. I watched your videos then I downloaded the jpg file every day so that I can lay the squares out in an electronic file. For some strange reason I missed downloading the last 5 jpg files and I can’t find it anymore. Is there a way to still download them?

    • Gaby on May 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm


    Absolutely beautiful patterns and a lovely, thoughtful idea. While you are having a break maybe you could come up with a similar idea for Christmas ?

    • Leanne on May 1, 2020 at 6:53 pm


    Thank you so much! You have introduced me to another way of knitting that is helping my sore hands. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Rest and be well.

    • Hélène on May 1, 2020 at 6:57 pm


    Vraiment merci beaucoup pour ce partage. Je ne sais pas encore ce que je ferai de ces magnifiques “carreaux” de quarantaine, peu importe, j’ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à les tricoter. Pour le moment, ils sont tous accrochés sur le mur !!
    A une prochaine fois.
    J’ai acheté le livre “Tricot de Setesdal” la tradition revisitée, et je m’essaye “au point double” mais j’ai un peu de mal, je dois écouter votre vidéo mais c’est en anglais, alors un peu compliqué !
    A bientôt

    • Karin on May 1, 2020 at 7:08 pm


    Dear Arne & Carlos, thank you so much for your podcast videos and the lovely patterns! I love your shirts, your house and the way you treat each other so much. I want to do the blanket and would like to know how many squares are supposed to be in one row? If I knew, than I could start to sew them together while waiting for the knit along will be continued.
    Thank you so much!

      • Diane on May 4, 2020 at 1:20 am


      Yes, thank you for the idea. I was just going to wait with my pile of patches but to start sewing together is better. I’ve already done a few again in different colors. But my back sides are not pretty so it will definitely be a one sided blanket unless I find a way to do a back.

    • Isabelle on May 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm


    Thank you soooo much for your podcasts and your squares I was waiting for every evening . Now, I have to decide how will my blanket look like. Get well… See you later with pleasure ! Isabelle (from France).

    • cathleen on May 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm


    The Arne & Carlos “It’s a Wonderful Life” podcast!


    much love, cathy oxoxo

    • Georgie on May 1, 2020 at 7:20 pm


    Wishing you both well for your recovery + break. Now I can catch up and start joining my patches!

    • Nadine on May 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm


    Thanks so much for doing this; I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new squares and knitting them! Enjoy some down time and take care of yourselves! Love, Nadine

    • Beverley oliver on May 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm


    New name for podcasts:
    ARNE & Carlos Knit Nordic Podcast
    I so enjoy your encouraging videos!! Thank you for all that you two do to bring fibre enthusiasts together.
    Have a restful time away. Be well.

    • Adair on May 1, 2020 at 8:12 pm


    Abundant thanks to both of you for sharing so much joy and knitting during the quarantine and your time of recuperation. I am not sure how you did it, but I am tremendously grateful that you did.

    • Sabine on May 1, 2020 at 8:15 pm


    You both are so generous to share these gorgeous patterns! Thank you for lifting us up.

    • Cynthia on May 1, 2020 at 8:19 pm


    I have really enjoyed knitting all of these squares, and have downloaded the pdfs as they came out. So I just need the final two – not a huge file of them all. But when I tried to find the last two individually, I can’t seem to; I thought they’d be on the last post, where this week’s others were, but that post seems to have disappeared, according to my browser. Could you point me in the right direction?

      • Cynthia on May 1, 2020 at 9:12 pm


      Okay, so now that I’ve seen today’s podcast, I understand that you wanted to simplify finding the patterns. But I still would like to be able to download just the final two.

      1. Reply

        Sorry, but all the charts are now in one big file and you’ll have to download that.

          • Kate Earl on May 12, 2020 at 9:16 pm


          If you are on a windows computer, you can save just the charts you want to your folders by opening the ALL CHARTS file and selecting print instead of download. Then, from the drop-down menu, instead of selecting a printer, you select save as PDF, then select CUSTOM, then the page range you need – in my case it was charts 21-27 only – these will then save to your PC as one smaller file, still named ALL CHARTS, which you can then rename as you choose (I called mine, guess what? Charts 21-27).
          If you want to save the ones you want individually, to match the ones you already saved because you love tidy files, you can do that in the same way, just selecting one page at a time, being careful to choose the page number rather than the chart number and being patient because it’s a bit of a faff.
          Although I watched all the podcasts, I had a load of knitted rainbow bunting on the go for our community’s post-covid party challenge (4 miles of bunting) so I only started the patches recently. I’ve never tried colourwork before, but I’m loving it and learned long-tail cast-on and Norwegian knitting! Thank you so much for this inspiration!

        • Janet Whiteside on May 2, 2020 at 2:05 am


        You can set your computer to print particular pages. I did that so that I only printed the last three pages.

      • Diane on May 4, 2020 at 1:25 am


      I have the same problem and ended up down loading the entire file, first on my kindle which won’t open it (knit companion) after all that time, then my computer where I can see the last two charts to knit from. Yay!!

    • Sally Egglestone on May 1, 2020 at 8:24 pm


    I have loved so much meeting you both for the first time these last 2 weeks…I am a knitter …the videos have been soothing and inspiring…thank you so much…
    Have a special rest and regain your energy..
    Look forward to seeing you both again..
    Biggest hug xx

    • Kerry Whitehead on May 1, 2020 at 8:51 pm


    Thank you so much for all you have done to help us keep connected and to ease the anxiety and stress. These charts have been a joy to work up – and you have inspired many to try new things, and to adapt to make them in other ways like cross stitch, embroidery, beads, crochet and for me with velvet yarn for a soon to be born 3rd cousin. Hoping for all the best for you as you recover, get to relax in your garden and set things in order so life can get back to normal at your property, Looking forward to seeing some garden tours this summer. God bless your big hearts and giving souls.

    • Celeste on May 1, 2020 at 9:10 pm


    Hello, I am waiting for a long long time and o can’t find the pattern !
    I have all the photos but where are the pattern pleeeease !
    Thank’s a lot

    1. Reply

      Just click on the words ALL PATTERNS in the text at the top of the page and wait until the patterns download.

    • Celeste on May 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm


    … and I send you a long message after the last vidéo but I don’t know why it doesn’t appear. So in short, thank you for all these beautiful gifts that you offer us. Your generosity touches me and gives me great pleasure.
    I wish you a very good rest under the spring sun. Be very happy

    • Celeste on May 1, 2020 at 9:32 pm


    Oup’s hum hum I am sorry I find them ! All works very well.
    To my discharge, I am French and I do not speak English fluently !
    VERY good rest to you both and take care of yourself

    • Celeste on May 1, 2020 at 9:34 pm


    Houaa and thank’s a lot for your answer I just read !
    You are the best !

    • Christy on May 1, 2020 at 9:48 pm


    Thank you, Arne and Carlos, for being so generous with your time and talents. I was able to click on the link for the patterns and find them almost immediately in my download folder. I’m finally get the hang of this system. I hope it doesn’t change with the next update!

    I too believe we will weather this storm and come out on the other side a little more aware of how much of each of us matters to our fellow Earthlings.

    Take care. I’ll be looking forward to your Sunday sessions.


    • Mary Beth on May 1, 2020 at 10:00 pm


    Podcast name: Arne & Carlos Colorcast. You two are the most delightfully entertaining “color commentators” of the textile arts world! Thank you for the quarantine knitting podcast.

    • Christin on May 1, 2020 at 10:13 pm


    Lieber Arne & Carlos
    Herzlichen Dank für die super schöne Idee und eure unterhaltsamen Episoden in dieser ungewöhnlichen und seltsamen Zeit. Ich habe sie fast alle gestrickt und ich viel Freude an diesem Projekt. Ihr gehört schon fast ein bisschen zur Familie!
    Nur das Beste für Euch!

    • Karen Parsons on May 1, 2020 at 10:20 pm


    Thank you so much Arne and Carlos. You are so very kind and generous with these beautiful patches. You also have inspired me to take chances with color and to learn new knitting techniques. Your very entertaining podcasts have created an anti-COVID army of Arne and Carlos groupies! This horrible portion of the Earth’s history was graced, lightened and made tolerable by your humanity and talent. You feel like family. We are not alone but in this together. Keep sharing the richness of Norway with us because we all need to be world citizens. Thank you again.

    • Judi Muscroft on May 1, 2020 at 10:32 pm


    Thank you to both of you for doing what you did for so many makers that we are. Ilooked forward to every day to visit with you and see the latest square. You were so generous and I’ll be one of the many many viewers who so appreciated these.
    Truly you helped ease up what could have been such a dismal time. Thank you.

    • Susan McDermid on May 1, 2020 at 10:58 pm


    My suggestion for your after quarantine title is “Arnie & Carlos Always and Forever”
    The music and lyrics to Always and Forever by Heatwave remind me of you both and everyone in the world who love one another.
    Here is the path to the Heatwave video:

    You will always and forever be in our hearts for helping us get through the COVID-19 crisis of 2020!

    Susan from Colorado, USA

    • Yanina on May 1, 2020 at 11:05 pm


    Dear Arne and Carlos, you had a brilliant idea in offering your friendship across the planet while we all went into quarantine. Genius! You tempted us with your clues and you got us to knit along together. Genius! And when you come back from your pause time, you want to continue. Genius! I’ve no idea what you’ll call your upcoming knit along, but it’s going to be genius! A thousand blessings for you both!

    • Kaz on May 1, 2020 at 11:15 pm


    Thank you so much for the blocks. I would just like to download the final 5 as I have already downloaded all the others. Is this possible please.

      • Janet Whiteside on May 2, 2020 at 2:07 am


      Yes – just set the printer so that only those pages are printed. I’ve just done that.

      • Diane on May 4, 2020 at 1:32 am


      I did the way Janet did, print to pdf and select the page(s) you need.

    • Marilyn M Reed on May 1, 2020 at 11:58 pm


    I need a video on how to run the yarns for the flower square, I can handle two colors but have never done a pattern with 4 or 5 colors and the back is a tangles mess. Help me learn how.

      • Janet Whiteside on May 2, 2020 at 5:35 am


      it’s actually knitted in three colours – the background and green and then the background and one of the blues. You then have to duplicate stitch the other colours on top – it’s also called Swiss darning. Arne and Carlos have provided two charts – one for the knitting and another showing the duplicate stitching. If you’re not sure how to do the duplicate stitching, Arne and Carlos have done a tutorial on it in the past and there are other tutorials on Youtube. Good luck!

    • Christine Donohoo on May 2, 2020 at 12:24 am


    I am sitting & knitting the strawberry. . . and it dawns on me that we *should* also have a patch of an apple and a pear to keep a memory of PORRIDGE-GATE!

    I also have steel cut oats each day, and I know they would not make an attractive patch! 🙂

      • Diane on May 4, 2020 at 1:30 am


      🍓🍏🍊🍌 good idea, maybe a banana too

    • Helga on May 2, 2020 at 12:32 am


    Dear Arne and Carlos,

    Thank you so much for your patterns, daily podcasts and for bringing so much joy in my life in this rather awful and difficult times. Take care of yourself, stay healthy and enjoy the beautiful nature at your home and more important take care to recover completely!
    I’m looking forward to see the new squares some day and until then – wish you all the best <3

    • Patricia on May 2, 2020 at 1:09 am


    Thank you Arne & Carlos. I had just started watching your you tube channel in February on the recommendation of a fellow knitter. I have been enjoying catching up on all your you tube videos. I appreciate all your work and sharing on this quarantine knit along. It has inspired me to learn double knitting and to use my hand spun and hand dyed skeins. I now have big plans for a blanket that hopefully will be finished in a few years. Looking forward to the arrival of my copy of Field Guide to Knitted Birds. More big plans. Bird Mobile!! Thanks again.

    • Ann Edmonds on May 2, 2020 at 1:54 am


    I only need the last 2 as I have the rest! I don’t have the strawberry or the rainbow! How can I get just those two?
    Thank you

      • Janet Whiteside on May 2, 2020 at 2:09 am


      Just print those pages – you should have that option when you set up the printing. I’ve just done that.

      • Diane on May 4, 2020 at 1:31 am


      I did the way Janet did, print to pdf and select the page(s) you need.

    • Donna Gilligan on May 2, 2020 at 2:22 am


    Thank you for your wonderful podcasts. What wonderful companions on this quarantine journey. Only saw the last 4 or 5 podcasts because I only just discovered you two wonderful people but while you are on your recovery hiatus I will be watching all podcasts that I can find. Enjoy your rest and thank you again.

    • JENNIFER LAMBERT on May 2, 2020 at 5:59 am


    Thank you for taking the time to share these fabulous patterns and for keeping us company during this time of quarantine. I’ve really enjoyed working the squares, and it’s my first time to do color work, so I’m learning a lot. Love you guys and love the videos. Have a fantastic break, relax and looking forward to seeing more of your videos soon.
    Jen Lambert

  1. Reply

    That worked perfectly on my iPad and faster than I expected considering how many photos are in it. Thank you.

    • Steve on May 2, 2020 at 6:34 am


    Thank you guys so much. I enjoyed every one of these, from day 1. I also purchased the new throw you put out . I have all of them, and all of the other patterns. I bought all of the books and I have enjoyed watching all of those YouTube videos. You have been a life changer for me over the past three years. I’m so happy that you are OK. I recently purchased Knit Stars 5 & 3. That is another awesome thing to do. The seminars are wonderful. Hang in there, get back to 100%, and I’ll see you next time you’re out and about in the videos.
    Steve from North Carolina

    • Sarah on May 2, 2020 at 7:02 am


    Brilliant! Thank you both so much it has been amazing. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you when you next come to New Zealand!

    • Werner Reher on May 2, 2020 at 7:10 am


    Hello and many thanks to you, Arne and Carlos and your Team for all these inspiering and genuine podcasts out of your home!
    …to bridge the looooong time to the next video podcast with you I would like to thank your recomadations on books and films with two suggestions in return:
    have a look on two series I very much enjoyed and thouged… “its a must” for all people who are interestested in genderfluidity in the film and entertainment buisiness.

    have a look on Lana Wachowskies and J. Michael Stracinskis
    “Sense8”, genre: Sie-Fi, Season 1 and 2,
    wich is breathtakingly stunning with an utmost beautiful and well chosen cast: All my thumps up for this!

    Second: another “Must-see!” is
    “Pose”, genre: drama, season 1 and 2, again with a stunning cast
    e.c. Billy Porter!!! wonderfully done, very creative, lots of fashion and an most touching insight into the BallRoom Scene back in the 80ies/90ies… with all the time-changing upcoming AIDS crisis….

    both available on streaming…
    Have a successful recovery time , get well and be strong pretty soon!
    With virtual hugs from Germany
    Werner 😉

    • Christine Lampard on May 2, 2020 at 9:14 am


    Thank you so much for this, it’s so kind of you both to do it for us. I adore them all but was so excited to see the last one… so apt to finish with. I will treasure it. I’ve loved every single minute of each podcast, full of fun, inspiration, love & genius. Enjoy your rest you deserve it… and each other. 💞 Christinengland

    • Ritamary Bolton on May 2, 2020 at 1:02 pm


    Love your patterns. A joy to see during lock down. Any chance of a book? Patterns so much easier to deal with in hard copy.
    Thanks again for the inspiration.

    • Hilde on May 2, 2020 at 1:07 pm


    Hallo! I just see pictures…and when I click on them, nothing happens….what am I doing wrong?

    1. Reply

      The pdf with all patterns is at the top of the page, where it says “Click to download as printable pdfs: ALL CHARTS”. When you click on the words ALL CHARTS, the pdf will download automatically. Allow for your computer or tablet to work for a few minutes, depending on the connection, as it’s a large file. Nothing happens when you click on the photos because they are not clickable.

    • Robyn on May 2, 2020 at 3:52 pm


    This has been fun. I haven’t finished yet because I’ve been working full time (at home in beautiful Woodend, which is in the Macedon Ranges, Australia) and have had a few projects on the go. I hope you get plenty of rest Arne and Carlos. I look forward to a time when you can come back to Australia. Maybe next year’s Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show?

    • Joan Wootton on May 2, 2020 at 6:03 pm


    Thank you so much for entertaining me during my isolation which was at the same time as yours. We were heading to Australia from New Zealand at the time. I have thoroughly enjoyed your podcasts, you have even made my husband smile and my dog, Kai listens carefully for Freya whenever i turn on your podcast. I am looking forward to knitting your squares one day when I have finished my PhD’s! Our Canadian dollar is very low compared to the American dollar, but I am seriously thinking of buying the KnitStars #5 and #3.
    Loved seeing your dolls. I still have most of my childhood dolls and I hope to knit them clothes one day. Never nothing to do when you are a knitter and as my grandmother always said, “Knitting keeps you out of trouble.”
    Rest and take care of yourselves. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon when you are healthy.

    • Sandy Potter on May 2, 2020 at 10:06 pm


    Thank you so much for giving this gift of your talent with all these beautiful squares! Have a wonderful rest and recovery and I will be looking forward to your return….Sandy

    • Lucinda Lai on May 2, 2020 at 10:44 pm


    Hi Arne & Carlos, I can’t say enough THANK YOUS for this wonderful KAL. It’s truly a special gift. Not only has it kept me focused but also confident in knitting with several yarns, the Norwegian Method. This KAL is like a window into Arne & Carlos and living with you guys for many weeks. Please get some rest and Arne please look up Nigella for some good and easy recipes you can make for Carlos. We want him to stay alive! I look forward to your return. Love you both!

    • Jane on May 3, 2020 at 12:22 am


    Hello Arne & Carlos!
    I stumbled upon your Quarentine knitting podcasts and am having a blast trying something new! All I knit are socks-lots and lots of socks. You sure have inspired me! I treated myself to your favorite designs book for my birthday. What a wonderful book! Everything in the book is fascinating to ever-so-slowly page through. I live on an Indian reservation in northern Minnesota and am also very interested in their arts as well. I am currently weaving a surprise for a PowWow dancer. Besides knitting socks, I spin and weave as well.
    Thank you so much for such inspiration in such trying times! Get back to full health Carlos. And Arne, you are a riot.
    Thank you! Jane

    • Claudia Carani on May 3, 2020 at 4:01 am


    Title suggestion for when you come back. The Arne and Carlos Dogma Style blog. Or could be Arne and Carlos Dogma Fashion blog.
    Carlos often made that comment during the quarantine blog and it would make me chuckle. Just always enjoyed how you both are so open and honest about yourselves and what your feeling.
    Thank you for helping so many get thru this unusual time in history.

    • Cynthia on May 3, 2020 at 5:54 am


    Hi Arne & Carlos,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful project with us. I’m glad Carlos is feeling better!

    Regards, Cynthia

    • Alessandra on May 3, 2020 at 12:22 pm


    Dear Arne and Carlos,
    I want to thank you so much for the kindness and generosity that you have shown with your wonderful knitting initiative to combat everyone’s difficulties during the quarantine for Covid19.
    It was a beautiful idea that kept me company and made me wait every day for a new beautiful thing created by you. It made my days more peaceful and fun. I will certainly continue to follow you and who knows if one day I will not even be able to participate in one of the cruises in the fjords.
    You are just fantastic people.
    I embrace you strongly and I hope all the good for you.
    Forlì, Emilia Romagna, Italy

    • Sue Turner on May 3, 2020 at 8:34 pm


    I love watching your quarantine podcasts every day. They were something to look forward to, I had not knitted fair isle before and could see the improvement with each patch.
    I have knitted every block now and found much pleasure in every stitch!
    Is there a mistake on patch 27 ( Everything is going to be all right)? Row 30 – I think there should be 4 red squares at the end of the chart.
    I have a suggestion for the new name. How about ‘Phoenix’ podcast, meaning new start & rising from the flames.
    I hope that you continue to feel better Carlos. Thank you both for sharing your time & talent with us in these unusual times. Wishing you both much happiness.

    • Sharon on May 3, 2020 at 11:19 pm


    Thanks for this! It was my first experience with colorwork so learned much. I would like to combine my squares into a baby blanket. How would you recommend to do the backing?

    • Diane Melin on May 4, 2020 at 1:39 am


    This was my first colorwork experience also and i, too, plan to make a blanket, but a large one. Once you are better i hope you will do a tutorial on lining the back.
    I’m glad you, Arne and Carlos,are taking time for yourselves. Get better and I look forward to seeing you.

    • Sue Nelson on May 4, 2020 at 6:31 pm


    Thanks for helping me reduce my stash of partial skeins that aren’t enough to make a larger project. I never get rid of ends, even when there is only a few yards left. Get well, and we’ll see you on the other side.

    • Sue Nelson on May 4, 2020 at 6:33 pm


    Maybe your new videocast should be named “At home with Arne and Carlos” or “Arne and Carlos at Home”. This could cover all topics, depending on your mood of the day.

    • Walburga on May 4, 2020 at 10:08 pm


    Hello Arne and Carlos,

    as I have downloaded the pattern each day I would like to download only the last two items. Is that possible?

    Thanks a lot for having spent so much time for the knitting community and for your lovely patterns.

    • Carol Wulff on May 5, 2020 at 1:26 am


    Dearest Arne and Carlos,
    I have been in quarantine since March 10th, but it has not been terrible because of the Quarantine podcasts. In addition to having something to look forward to every day, I have learned new skills–double knitting and color work. I love the videos of you making everyday happenings such a positive thing to watch. I appreciate and thank you for the time that you spent on these offerings. This was surely a gift to us all. I look forward to future podcasts. Be well

    • Anita Matthews on May 5, 2020 at 10:35 am


    I have just begin these squares, thank you so much for putting them up, they are such fun to knit. Anita

    • Hilary Zaloom on May 5, 2020 at 9:52 pm


    Thank you for this lovely project. Very, very much appreciated.

    Could you make a few smaller files out of the all charts pdf. My computer won’t download it, goes for a while and then network error. I have all the charts except 24-27, so a chart with just those would be great.


    • Karen Beaton on May 7, 2020 at 1:28 am


    I’m missing your blocks ready. What fo I do to mske thr blanket? Help please

    • Victoria Deane on May 8, 2020 at 5:30 am


    Hello, and thank you for allowing us to use your lovely designs for the KAL. Is there another way we can the graphs individually other than downloading the entire pdf? Whilst I am very patient and have waited a long time on 4 attempts, the system always stops and says “file not downloadable”. I will assume the issue is with my computer, which, is why i am wondering if i can access the graphs separately. Thank you for any help you can offer.

    • Deborah on May 10, 2020 at 2:37 am


    Thank you so much for this! It has given me confidence with my color work, and the beginnings of not one, not two, but THREE baby blankets! I started with just random bits from my stash, then saw how I could create different color stories with these patterns. I don’t do baby blankets because they always seem like a big commitment, even though I love giving them as gifts. This makes them manageable – and memorable – because of the story behind them. Plus, people need to give little babies their space until their immune systems get strong, so yeah, “Hug me later!”

    Thank you for all of this!

    • Gail Solomon on May 11, 2020 at 6:29 am


    Loved the project and the videos. But most of all, loved the wonderful community that emerged from all over the world. Stay safe and healthy.

    • Lori on May 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm


    I am doing only the ones that will work with the double knitting. Is it possible to change colors, for example on the rainbow, and still have it work out? I don’t want to put a backing on it, and I don’t like the floats.

    • Julia on May 13, 2020 at 6:47 pm


    This podcast was very welcome as a virtual visit and I loved watching the interaction between you two. I have some of your books and knew your patterns are good before I watching the videos, which helped fill the gap of missing knit-ins with friends. Due to a backlog of other knitting projects I have not yet tried the charts but rather was working on something else while watching your podcasts. Perhaps this is subversive! At some point I do want to make a project with the quarantine charts and look forward to the ongoing series. It was an excellent idea you had to begin this project, and wonderful to see you sticking with it through all the technical and health challenges. Thank you!

    • Karen Gallup on May 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm


    First of all thank you
    I am ready to join my squares. I watched the episode where Arne showed how to join them but cannot find it again
    Please tell me in which episode you showed the method

    • Ann Edmonds on May 25, 2020 at 1:55 am


    How can I get only the charts for 26 and 27? Those are the only two that I need! I have all the rest! I don’t want to print them all again! I found 28 29 and 30 and have printed those. I am only looking for 26 and 27! Thank you so much!!!!!

    1. Reply

      You don’t have to print all of them – just download all charts from 1-27 and when you print, you can select the pages that have chartsn26 and 27.

    • Mary DeVries on May 26, 2020 at 4:10 am


    Just tried the bee square to see if I could do it. I can but did the trial with two different yRn weights
    Going to start the project with equal weight yarn. Wish me luck. Also want to do your garter stitch blanket to cut down my unused stash. Loving your blog and tutorials.

    • Dine on July 9, 2020 at 4:12 am


    I am relatively new to your You Tube Channel and just starting the Quarantine Podcasts now – how fun! Thank you very much for this creative idea!

    • Helen H. Lyons on August 19, 2020 at 8:50 pm


    Would like to look at the patches supplied by members of this Quarantine KAL. I’ve looked all over in my computer for the wonderful albums. Need in particular to see the “humming bird.” Any help would be most appreciated

    • Marvella Matthis Shelton on August 24, 2020 at 7:13 pm


    What is the best way to join the double knitted squares

    • Lorna on September 13, 2020 at 8:17 pm


    I have just started following your wonderful “everything” lockdown has been horrid and your hug me later is brilliant. Please stay well, and safe in your lovely home and beautiful Norway. Lorna

    • Colette on October 3, 2020 at 7:34 pm


    Thank you so much for this generous offering! I would love to knit these squares into a blanket or pillow as a keepsake for each of my grandchildren.

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