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
Fun Forms (Episode #705)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This show features fun forms and toys. Eunny opens the show with an overview of some fun joins, and looks at examples of seamed projects versus projects that use other joins like the three-needle bind off or the three-needle i-cord bind off. Next, celebrity knitter Deborah Norville introduces an array of crochet stuffies and demonstrates how to crochet the spring chickie, a seriously cute project that makes a great handmade gift. Then, in the next installment of the Chain Reaction Afghan, Kristin and Marcy demonstrate two of the afghan squares with woven designs. See how strips of crocheted fabric can be woven together to create different looks. Last, Eunny has a quick tip on how to make jogless joins.
In, Around, and Through (Episode #704)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Take knitting and crochet beyond simple stitches. First, Eunny demonstrates two different techniques for wrapped stitches, with examples of garments that use them for interesting impact. Then, K.T. Baldasaro showcases a variety of quick projects that can be knit with a single skein of yarn and some creative, cable techniques. Next, in the Chain Reaction Afghan crochet-along, Marcy and Kristin return to offer a lesson on post stitch techniques in crochet. See how post stitches can create different effects in the fabric. Finally, Eunny shares some advice on planning buttonholes in your knitting.
Make It Fit! (Episode #703)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Fit is the most important quality in making a hand knit wearable. This show explores ways to improve fit by taking good measurements, and how to ensure that garments can still fit even after you've made some big mistakes. First, Eunny offers tips on fixing knitting when you've made a piece either too long or too short. Then, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein share their advice on taking basic body measurements and figuring out ease before you start knitting garments. Next, on the crochet-along, Kristin and Marcy introduce the motif squares in the Chain Reaction Afghan, and various techniques for creating these motifs. Eunny wraps up with advice on fixing knitting to ensure fit. When all else fails: cut and sew.
Big and Comforting (Episode #702)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This show focuses on comfort knitting. The first segment features Eunny giving an overview of felted knitting and what types of yarns are best for felting. Then, Deborah Norville demonstrates a big button wrap that looks great on all body types and can be knit on larger needles with chunky weight yarn. Next, Kristin and Marcy are back with the Chain Reaction Afghan project. They show how pattern stitches worked in rows create afghan squares with very different looks. Finally, Eunny shares ideas for using felted swatches to make a patchwork blanket or rug.
From The Beginning (Episode #701)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Host and expert Eunny Jang starts the show with an introduction to different methods for working socks in the round-from magic loop, to double pointed with circular needles, to working on two circulars. Then, in the how-to lesson, Penny Sitler discusses the Helping Hands Foundation's Needle Arts Mentoring Program that teaches students across the country how to knit, crochet, or needlepoint with donated materials. Next, in the crochet-along, Marcy Smith joins crochet expert Kristin Omdahl to introduce the Chain Reaction Afghan, an afghan made of squares designed by both established crochet designers and members of the Crochet Me online community. Follow along each week as Marcy and Kristi go step-by-step through techniques for crocheting this afghan. Last, Eunny has a quick tip on how to close up gaps and holes in a knitting project.
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