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
Carry-All (Episode #809)
KQED Life: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Today's episode explores the handbag, the market bag, the purse, and more. Eunny opens the show with a primer in I-cord - starting with the basics of how to make I-cord, attach it to your knitting, and also how to do a three-needle I-cord bind off. Next, Beth Gantz has some great beginning needlepoint projects, including her specialty of embellishing handbags. Then, Kristin shows off some knitted and crocheted purse fashion made with lightweight thread, and demonstrates how to crochet a sturdy purse handle. Last is Eunny with a quick tip on mitered corners.
A Touch of Whimsy (Episode #808)
KQED Life: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Add a touch of whimsy to your knit and crochet. Eunny starts out with a lesson on turning cables on the axis with bias knitting - which is a reversible fabric. She demonstrates increasing and decreasing to make your knitting tilt and handling cables on a bias edge. Next, Kristin talks about drape, ruching, and more directional stitching. Then, Kristin creates vintage potholders - a great way to crochet using lightweight yarns. Eunny wraps up the show with a quick how-to lesson on beaded cast-ons.
Texture It Is (Episode #807)
KQED Life: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Today's episode shows how to add some texture to knit and crochet pieces. First is Eunny demonstrating a scrunch stitch, or welting stitch, and how to knit into rows below your working row. Then, author Connie Chang Chinchio shows various texture filled knitwear and demonstrates the tubular cast-on, which adds a professional, clean edge to your knitting. Kristin introduces viewers to lightweight yarns and their many uses in crochet. Last is Eunny's quick tip for ruffles - demonstrating how to knit in stacked ruffles.
Help Wanted (Episode #806)
KQED Life: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Special knit and crochet questions are answered on today's episode. Eunny is first with a primer on working with pencil rovings. Next, Deborah Robson discusses pilly yarns - what makes your knits pill, how to tell if a yarn you have in your stash has a tendency to pill, and steps to take to avoid this. Then, Kristin takes a look at faux overlapping crochet motifs. Eunny has a last quick tip on reinforcing threads to fix saggy or weak spots in a knitted project.
Entreknits (Episode #805)
KQED Life: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Explore form and function on today's episode. First is Eunny with a lesson on pinwheel knitting. Next, guests Laura Bryant and Barry Klein discuss miter magic, and show how to use mitered knitting to create fun purse fashions. Then, Kristin shows how to turn a corner in crochet and create fullness in your crochet designs. Eunny wraps up the show with a short-row scarf project that you can master in 3 minutes.