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Knitting Daily Previous Broadcasts

Joining Up (Episode #713)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Today's show focuses on easy seaming techniques. Eunny starts out with in-depth instruction on the mattress stitch, with examples for using the technique when seaming stitches to stitches, rows to stitches, or seaming on a curve. Next, magazine editor Marcy Smith presents some of the best patterns by top designers in the crochet world from her new book. Then, Marcy joins Kristin to wrap up the last of the lessons on the Chain Reaction Afghan. Today they put it all together as they offer several different options for joining the motif squares into the final afghan, plus some unique crochet borders that will add the perfect finishing touch. Finally, Eunny has a quick lesson on knit-on edgings. Edgings are a great way to finish a project and can be used to decorate cuffs, finish hems, or customize a unique project.

Going Seamless (Episode #712)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

This show offers ideas for knitting all in one piece, and some great tips on knitting sections by picking up stitches and working with steeks. First, Eunny teaches the basics of steeking, a shortcut used to cut garments knit in the round to create openings for necklines or sleeves. Next, Kristin demonstrates a favorite seamless project-the basic scarf-but this one is unique because it can be knit or crocheted, and worn multiple ways as a scarf, neck band, headband, or belt. Then, Kristin joins Marcy and the Chain Reaction Afghan Project with some clever ways of joining some of the motif-based squares as you go. Eunny wraps up with a quick tip on decorative seams, including whipstitch, baseball stitch, and blanket stitch.

Clever Designs (Episode #711)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Learn to apply unique cabling stitches, chevron lace and cool closures to knitwear, plus get some new ideas for customizing patterns. Eunny starts out with a primer on substituting cable stitch patterns. Next, K.T. Baldassaro demonstrates the Nirvana Beaded Tank Top. This lightweight knit uses a simple chevron lace pattern that gets a one-of-a-kind look by adding beads. Then, in the afghan crochet-along, Kristin and Marcy explore options for combining the afghan's squares in unique ways; plus they offer techniques for laying out the design before you start crocheting. Finally, Eunny is back with a quick tip for creating custom closures and toggles in your knitwear.

Not Always Straight (Episode #710)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Today's show offers new techniques for knitting sideways and every-which-way in an untraditional direction rather than the usual top-down or bottom-up construction. First, Eunny demonstrates some basics on working with bias bands as a finishing technique. Then, knitwear designer Mathew Gnagy demonstrates his unique method of sideways knitting to create a nautical-inspired sweater incorporating clever combinations of textured stitches and design details. Next, Kristin and Marcy continue the Chain Reaction Afghan. This week they'll look at ways to upsize some of the squares to create even larger blankets or garments. Last, Eunny offers a lesson on picking up stitches in your knitting.

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