Scandinavians Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison are highly regarded designers, textile artists, and authors. They are best known for their original, colorful, and visually striking designs as well as their craft books. Their work is highly influenced by their Scandinavian background and their everyday life in rural Norway. They work under their artist name ARNE & CARLOS, which they established in 2002. In 2010, ARNE & CARLOS’s first craft book, Julekuler (55 Christmas Balls to Knit), became an immediate Norwegian bestseller and consequently went on to become a bestselling book in North America, Europe and Asia. Today, ARNE & CARLOS have published 10 books that are enjoyed by people all over the world. Their books are available in Norwegian as well as English, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
The two Scandinavian designers have collaborated with many prestigious international brands, including Urban Outfitters (2009) and high-end Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons (2008). Today, they design for and work closely with Rowan, Regia, and Schachenmayr yarns. ARNE & CARLOS’s creative base is located 170 kilometers north of Oslo, Norway, in the mountainous region known as Valdres.
Technique Requirements: Intermediate knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit and purl, increase and decrease, as well as have some experience in knitting stranded colorwork. This project is suitable for intermediate and advanced knitters.
Yarn will be provided. Needles to bring: Set of 4 double-pointed 3¾mm (no 9) (US 5) needles
Set of 4 double-pointed 4mm (no 8) (US 6) needles
Yarn will be provided. Needles and Hooks: 1 set of DPNs size 3 mm (U.S. size 3, U.K. size 11); 1 Crochet hook size 3 mm (U.S. size D-3, U.K. size 11). Other Supplies: Wool or acrylic stuffing. Needle and thread. 2 beads for the eyes.
Important Note: We will be focusing on stranded colorwork techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, Arne & Carlos will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.
Yarn will be sent two you two weeks before the event. With smaller size circular needle and color #813 Seascape, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.
Supplies to Bring
Remaining yarn will be provided. Needles: 1 standard circular needle (length: 60 cm / 24 in) size 5 mm (U.S. size 8, U.K. size 6); 1 standard circular needle (length: 60 cm / 24 in) size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size. 4); 1 set of 5 DPNs size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size 4).