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
Tips & Tricks (Episode #612)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This show covers a whole range of situations knitters often face, and some handy tips and tricks of the trade to help you get through a project from start to finish. Eunny gets started with a lesson on four different techniques for binding off: a normal bind-off, fancy bind-off, stretchy, and picot bind-off. In the Designer Spotlight, meet Colleen East on location with handy tips for lace knitting. Then in the Crochet Corner, Kristin demonstrates using single crochet as a traditional sewn seam, either in knitted or crochet garments. Next, Deb Robson discusses some of knitters' and crocheters' biggest complaints about yarn-"it pills" or "it's scratchy", what causes these issues in certain fibers, and how you can treat yarns before or after knitting to help avoid it. Last, Eunny has a quick tip on button hole placement.
Shape Up! (Episode #913)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Shape-up with fun, knitted shape-influenced stitches and more. Eunny begins this episode with a how-to lesson on infinite, or endless loop cable knitting. This fun technique is not only easy, but you'll turn inquisitive heads and have people asking "how'd you do that?" Then, on the Accessorize Me segment, knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke is back with her Chevron market bag. This bag is not only useful but has a fun chevron stitch pattern that is easy to master. On Yarn Spotlight, Eunny joins Clara to talk about alpaca yarns and alpaca blended yarns and their benefits. Finally, Eunny wraps up this season of Knitting Daily with one more quick tip on understanding "no stitch" boxes knitters see on various charts with an abundance of projects.
Eek, Steeks! (Episode #912)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This episode explores steeking, silk yarns, and crochet motifs. Eunny begins with a tutorial on machine, unfinished, and crocheted steeks. With this knowledge, you can conquer your fears about steeking when you break it down into easy-to-understand steps and learn the benefits steeking can bring to your designs. Then, on the Accessorize Me segment, we explore crochet motifs with designer and crochet expert Kristin Omdahl as she demonstrates how to crochet the motif of her Birch Vest design. On Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara talk silk blends. This luxurious material adds shine to blended yarns, and they'll discuss the benefits of blending yarns with silk. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for tacking down your steeks.
Shrinking Is Good (Episode #911)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This episode explores felted designs or when shrinking your work is intentional. Eunny begins with a tutorial on felting. She discusses what yarns work best for this technique and demonstrates how to correctly measure your work and swatches before and after felting. Then, on the Accessorize Me segment Laura Bryant and Barry Klein look at diagonal miters. This fun technique adds unique shaping to your knitwear, and it's easy to do. Next, on Yarn Spotlight segment Clara Parkes and Eunny discuss tweed yarns and their implications for designing. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip on comparing and contrasting felted fabrics, such as felting cables and colorwork.
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