Meet trendsetting designers and improve or learn new skills. Join knitting expert Eunny Jang, ace crocheter Kim Werker, spinning and weaving fiberista Liz Gipson, and America's favorite stitcher Shay Pendray. Viewers are invited to explore the world's most beautiful fibers, yarns, and tools. You'lll be inspired to learn how to make the perfect sweater, decorate their home with fiber, needle-felt bags and scarves, embellish knitwear with metal, buttons, and embroidery, and much more.
Knitting Daily Previous Broadcasts
Double Knitting (Episode #1305)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
If single is good, then double is twice as nice, as we feature reversible and double knitting. Laura Bryant creates a reversible cowl using the magic number and hand-dyed yarn. Then, brioche expert Nancy Marchant chats with us from her home in Amsterdam. Next, editor Amy Palmer provides a primer on double knitting. Then Tanis talks Tools of the Trade that double your knitting fun. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends with additional two-sided stitches.
No-Needles Knits (Episode #1304)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
You don't always need needles to knit. Today on Knitting Daily, Isela Phelps demonstrates the knitting loom and shows how to make a mitered-square blanket. Then, Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen chats online about her new favorite tool, the lucet. Next, weaver Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduces knitters to basic loom weaving with an easy scarf. Then, on Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us more cool no-needles-needed products. On Loose Ends, host Vickie Howell invites viewers to join the latest craze with a demonstration of arm knitting.
Literary Knits (Episode #1303)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Visit the knitting library as former costume designer Annie Modesitt talks about knitting's place in literature. Then, Nikol Lohr shares some of her amazing literature-inspired knits virtually, from the old schoolhouse she calls home. Next, author and designer Joanna Johnson's love for Anne of Green Gables inspired her to create a book of her own. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis reviews books for readers (and knitters) of all ages in which knitting plays a prominent role. Last is Vickie tying up Loose Ends with a crocheted bookmark tutorial.
Short Stuff (Episode #1302)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Today's theme is short stuff. Myra Wood shows how to work short-rows in a colorful scarf pattern. Online editor Kathleen Cubley gives us the long and the short of her fun job of creating knitting content for a living. Lily Chin demonstrates the crochet version of short-rowing while we make a hat. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at products that offer a few knitting short cuts. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends by demonstrating how garter stitch makes knitting short rows a cinch.