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
Color Play (Episode #709)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
This show looks at a variety of color work techniques for knitting and crochet. Eunny starts with a demonstration of Intarsia knitting: from basic straight Intarsia to shaped Intarsia that moves from side to side in your knitted piece. Then, Penny Sitler with the Helping Hands Foundation appears with a group of elementary students who are learning to stitch through the Needle Arts Mentoring Program. Kids are always inspired by colorful yarns, needles, and other accessories that make the needle arts fun. Next, Marcy joins Kristin to show different ideas for making the Chain Reaction Afghan in an array of color ways or in favorite colors. Finally, Eunny offers some sound advice on weaving in the ends of your yarns when knitting Intarsia.
Shape Up (Episode #708)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Learn to shape up knitting with short rows. First, Eunny offers knitters a basic tutorial on short rows, with samples of how to translate standard shaping into short-rows for perfectly smooth lines. Then, Barry Klein and Laura Bryant demonstrate using short rows, and a few other simple techniques, to create knitted ruffles in fabric. Next, is the afghan crochet-along with Kristin and Marcy. They work tapestry crochet in the round with the beautiful heart square from the Chain Reaction Afghan. Marcy will demonstrate a unique technique for left-handed reverse crochet while working tapestry crochet flat. Last, Eunny shares her tips and tricks for keeping track of knitting with ring markers, stitch markers or other notions.
Knitwear Trends (Episode #707)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Be fashion-forward with knitwear this season as today's show looks at popular trends, like ruffles and plaids, and the new fashion yarns. Eunny opens the show with a tutorial on creating plaids in knitwear using stitches like slip-stitch plaids and plaids through woven knitting. Next, Barry Klein and Laura Bryant demonstrate ruffled scarves and the new style of yarns that helps create ruffled results with very little work. Then, we're back with Kristin and Marcy to continue the Chain Reaction Afghan. This week is the Tunisian crochet square in the afghan. Learn basic and advanced Tunisian stitches, as well as how to make a Tunisian cable. Eunny wraps up with a quick tip on knitting loops, fringes, and other fun embellishments.
Isn't It Romantic? (Episode #706)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Romantic knits can be flirtatious and flattering. The focus of this show is on soft, feminine styles incorporating lace techniques or luxury yarns. First, Eunny has an introduction to doily style knitting-those delicate and charming designs that are most recognizable on tablecloths and coasters, but can also be incorporated into knitwear. Next, Kristin Omdahl demonstrates the Summer Night's Shawl, a luxury lace-weight garment that uses two yarns to create an ethereal-quality fabric that is ultra-light and drapes beautifully. Then, Kristin joins Marcy for the Chain Reaction Afghan crochet-along, looking at some of the squares that involve crochet lace techniques with a variety of stitches, including chain stitches and Kristin's innovative X-stitch. Finally, Eunny offers a quick tip on managing double, triple, and even quadruple increases.
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