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
Twist and Shout (Episode #906)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Join us as we twist and shout, exploring twisted stitches and head-turning yarns and designs. Eunny begins this episode with a tutorial on short row and cables; two knitting techniques that you can combine for interesting details. On today's Accessorize Me segment, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein look at faux fur, and fun projects that incorporate this yarn without harming any animals in the process. Then Clara Parkes and Eunny put the spotlight on sparkly, novelty yarns. We look at some fun yarns that have a little something extra for cool effects, and talk about where these novelty yarns can be used to add flair to any project. Finally, Eunny wraps up today's show with a quick tip on the "Big Twist."
Details, Details (Episode #905)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Details don't have to be fussy and can make or break your designs. Eunny begins this episode with double increases and decreases demonstrations. Then, on the Accessorize Me segment, Eunny demonstrates a knitted assemble made from alpaca yarn, showcasing this yarn's unique qualities. On this episode's Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny explore unique yarn blends. What happens when you cross a yak with bamboo? We'll show you, and talk about great uses and benefits to these fun blends. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for adding i-cord edging to your work.
Oops--I Dropped It! (Episode #904)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
We've all accidentally dropped stitches before! On this episode we look at dropping stitches intentionally, and the fun design elements that can result in dropped stitches. Eunny begins with a tutorial on planning dropped stitches, what yarns are most appropriate for these projects and how to steam your dropped stitch designs. Eunny also demonstrates the wrap and drop stitch. Then, on Accessorize Me, guests Laura Bryant and Barry Klein discuss dropped stitch fashions, including a two-skein garter stitch scarf with dropped stitches. On Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny look at chained and constructed yarns - they swatch some constructed yarns so you can see what the end result looks like, as well as talk about the benefits. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip on managing all your dropped stitches so they're neat and defined, and don't look like mistakes.
Reversibility Counts (Episode #903)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Learn about reversible knit and crochet fashions. Eunny begins this episode with an explanation on what makes a knit reversible and demonstrates how to pick up stitches invisibly. On the Accessorize Me segment, Kristin shows off a mobius shawl with a versatile motif pattern. Then, on today's Yarn Spotlight Clara Parkes and Eunny take a look at locally spun yarns. If you think it's important to support American yarn companies, don't miss a look at a fun bison yarn that is both grown and spun here in the United States. Finally, Eunny finishes with a quick tip for reversible and invisible seaming.
Short Rows (Episode #902)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This episode dives into short row knitting. Eunny begins with a tutorial on three ways to wrap your short rows. Next, on today's Accessorize Me segment, Shay and Kristin talk about the Broomstick lace crocheted hat. This fun hat is easy-to-crochet and takes just one ball of yarn. Then, on Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny talk about washable wools; which yarns are actually washable, and what projects lend themselves to these yarns. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip on changing stepped bind-offs to short row knitting.
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