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
Take Care (Episode #804)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Learn the right way to care for your handmade creations. Eunny gets started with a lesson in washing and blocking hand knits. Next, fiber expert Deborah Robson has a lesson on cleaning and caring for fiber before you knit. Then, Kristin demonstrates fun trims that will add a pop to your creations or purchased linens. Last is Eunny with a lesson in duplicate stitch - fix weak areas in your knitting before they become problems with this primer.
Color Challenge (Episode #803)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Challenge yourself with color. Eunny starts out with a stranded knitting lesson with a twist - working the traditional wrong side on the outside. Next, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein have a lesson in color blending and demonstrate knitting a bias scarf with this technique. Then, Kristin demonstrates interlocking crochet by making a reversible two-colored edging that creates vertical stripes and adds color and pop. Eunny wraps up the show with Armenian knitting, a technique for knitting small patches of color without needing intarsia bobbins.
Top It Off! (Episode #802)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
On today's show we're topping it off with fun hat designs and finishing techniques. First is Eunny with the Silver Lining Hat, a football shaped headpiece that turns into a fun hat with minimal finishing - perfect for the novice knitter. Next, authors and designers, Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn explore beret fashions and demonstrate their Roositud knitting techniques used in their beret fashions. Then, Kristin demonstrates a foundation stitch that creates a picot edging. Last, Eunny has a lesson in making pom poms.
Needle Art Trends (Episode #801)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
This first episode explores fashion-forward styles and materials of the "in-crowd." Eunny gets started with a demonstration on pleated knitting, bringing structure and drape to hand knits. Next, Beth Gantz talks about trendy, new materials in the needle arts - from metallic threads to sequins. Then Kristin demonstrates the serene box pleat and a motif pleated edging. Eunny closes with a quick tip on Dorset, or yarn-covered buttons for a matched, couture finish.
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