1 Arne and CArlos to visit oxford yarn store

We are delighted to announce that the fabulous Norwegian Knitting duo Arne and Carlos will be visiting Oxford Yarn Store on Sunday 7th October!

Famous for their fun and quirky knitting pattern collections of Christmas balls, Easter eggs, dolls and birds, Arne and Carlos have just launched their first pattern collection, New Nordic by Arne and Carlos, for Rowan featuring beautiful garments and accessories in Rowan yarns.

Arne and Caros will be running a New Nordic Knitting workshop in the early afternoon (see below for full details)  and there will be a book signing and meet and greet opportunity in the Store later in the afternoon (again see below for full deails).  

Booking is essential for the workshop - NOW SOLD OUT.

As a Rowan Flagship Store, Oxford Yarn Store is delighted to welcome Arne and Carlos to our unique corner of the knitting world!

2 new nordic knitting workshop with arne and carlos

Sunday 7th October:  12.30pm to 3.00pm.  £60.00


Please note that bookings can only be taken in person in the store or by telephone (01865 604112).  We are sorry but we cannot take bookings online or by email for this event.  Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Norwegian stranded colour work is all about tension. In this class, you will learn the basics of Norwegian style stranded knitting with 2 colours from expert Nordic knitters ARNE & CARLOS, who will show you the easiest and most relaxing way to hold the needles and the yarns, and teach you important techniques and tricks that will help you achieve perfect tension while keeping all of your stitches even and beautiful, in true Norwegian style! We will work with bulky yarn and thick needles and practice our colour work while knitting a hat with the traditional X and O pattern, which is the easiest Norwegian pattern that you could possibly work with. Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced knitter, if you have ever wanted to learn how to knit stranded colourwork as it is done in the Norway and the other Nordic countries, by master knitters who come from that part of the world, this is the class for you!

Materials (yarn):
2 balls of Rowan Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape (these are included in the price of the workshop and will be supplied to participants prior to the date of the workshop so you can complete the small amount of required pre-class knitting homework).

1 standard circular needle (length: 60 cm / 24 in) size 5 mm
1 standard circular needle (length: 60 cm / 24 in) size 6 mm
1 set of 5 DPNs size 6 mm
(please note that needles are not included in the price of the workshop but we can supply these if required at a discount of 10%)

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is suitable for inexperienced and intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn Norwegian stranded colour work or who want to improve on their colour work skills. Knitting is done in the round.

Important Note:

Arne and Carlos will be focusing on stranded colour work techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than the class to complete. However, Arne & Carlos will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

The class will finish promptly as we need to be ready in the store to greet visitors for our next event that afternoon, a book signing and meet and greet with Arne and Carlos.  You will be wecome to come to that as well as the workshop!

3 meet and greet and book signing with arne and carlos

Sunday 7th October - 3.00pm to 5pm.

The second part of our fun afternoon with Arne and Carlos here at Oxford Yarn Store is a book signing and meet and greet with our guests.

If you want to buy a signed copy of one of their many fabulous books, drop in later in the afternoon to meet knitting superstars Arne and Carlos who are visiting Oxford Yarn Store from Norway for the first time!  We will be open on Sunday afternoon specially for them!

Arne and Carlos will be signing copies of their new pattern collection for Rowan - New Nordic - as well as their other books stocked by Oxford Yarn Store.

To celebrate we will be offering 10% off Rowan yarns on the day with a purchase of Arne and Carlos patterns.