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
Stranded Colorwork (Episode #1205)
KQED Life: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
Today's show highlights stranded color knitting techniques. Learn how to work Fair Isle patterns seamlessly with designer Simona Merchant-Dest. We travel virtually to Iceland to meet Ragga Eriksdotter and spend some Space to Space time from her studio. Then, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley demonstrate the Swedish technique of Bohus knitting. Next up is products perfect for colorwork with Tanis. And finally, learn how a palette change can make a traditional Fair Isle pattern fashion forward with Vickie.
What A Heel! (Episode #1204)
KQED Life: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
Learn a couple of new heel tricks, plus a cool way to stitch toes together on today's show. First, step into sock knitting with author Kate Atherley, who demonstrates different types of heel turns. Then, meet Anne Merrow, editor of Sockupied, in her home studio. Next, its sock maven Andi Smith with easy "after-thought" heels and why they're the perfect solution to seamless sock knitting. Then, Tanis has the tools to step help you into sock knitting with ease. Vickie closes with at tip for putting your toes together with the Kitchener stitch.
Charity Knitting (Episode #1203)
KQED Life: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
Give new meaning to your knitting with projects that are perfect for charity. First, Laura Zander creates a cozy, hat that's great for giving. Then, meet Mary Colucci from Warm Up America! and learn how you can get involved in charity knitting and crochet. Next, Tanis shares the love with some tools of the trade that have heart. We finish with designer Julia Madill and how to crochet a versatile square motif that can be used for so many charity projects.
Shape Up (Episode #1103)
KQED Life: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
Consider the ins and out of sleeve constructions. In the Getting Started segment, Eunny Jang looks at the shape of sleeves and what to consider when choosing one over another. Then, designer and author Vicki Square is back for the second part of the Tesserae knit-along. Learn how to shape the armhole while working in pattern stitch. On this episode's Yarn Spotlight, expert Clara Parkes and Eunny talk about how the blending of fibers and how twist contributes to the overall appeal of a yarn. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a Quick Tip for knitting two sleeves at the same time, both flat and in the round.