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
Lofty Lux (Episode #1005)
KQED Life: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
We're lofty and luxurious on today's episode of Knitting Daily. Join us for a look at airy fabrics, such as mesh and brioche knitting. We begin this episode with an airy yarn over technique that is used to create loft in your knitting. Then, on today's how-to segment Laura Bryant and Barry Klein explore Tunisian crochet techniques and projects. This popular skill is both easy and fun to master. Then, on today's yarn spotlight Eunny joins yarn expert Clara Parkes for a look at soft spun fiber. We'll explore pencil rovings and lofty yarns that add warmth but not bulk to your projects. Then, we wrap up today's episode with a quick tip for brioche knitting in two colors.
Stitch Definition (Episode #1004)
KQED Life: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
This episode of Knitting Daily looks at stitch definition and tips and tricks for knitters and crocheters. We begin with a tutorial on some unique cast-on methods for knitting: the tubular and provisional cast-ons. Then, Kristin Omdahl joins crochet designer Robyn Chachula for crocheted jewelry, and how to make these designs stiff enough to wear. Then, on today's yarn spotlight Clara Parkes takes a look at cotton yarns. What's the difference between mercerized and non-mercerized cottons, and how well does a particular cotton yarn hold stitch definition for your projects? Finally, we end today's episode with a unique quick tip for cabling without a cable needle.
Lace for All Seasons (Episode #1003)
KQED Life: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
On this episode of Knitting Daily, we study lace designs for all seasons. We begin with a primer on fancy increases and decreases for lace designs. Then, expert Kristin Omdahl is back with the third installment of the vest knitalong, with the lower lace section and a tutorial on knitting lace on flat swatches for the vest's edging. On this episode's yarn spotlight, expert Clara Parkes and Eunny talk hand dyed vs. painted vs. kettle-dyed yarns. What's the difference, and what type of hand dyed yarn is best for your project? Finally, we wrap up this episode with a quick tip for basic blocking for designs that incorporate lace.
The Sweater (Episode #1002)
KQED Life: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Join Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Clara Parkes on this episode of Knitting Daily where we explore sweater construction, from the basics of getting started, to tips to finishing your pieces with fun fringes. We begin with a sweater construction tutorial on increases and decreases, all the basic things you'll need to know to complete a fully-fashioned sweater that fits. Then, Kristin is back with the second installment of the vest knitalong. She explains the increases you need to know when knitting this vest pattern, and begins the armhole shaping. On yarn spotlight, Clara and Eunny are in the knitting lab to explore wool yarns beyond the basic merino blends with long wools. What are they and where can long wools be beneficial for your projects. Finally, we finish this episode with edgings and trims that you can add to your sweater projects to make them stand out from the crowd.
Back to Basics (Episode #1001)
KQED Life: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
On this first episode we're back to basics with a getting started segment on reading a pattern. Then, Kristin begins the first knitalong with the Agua Rios vest, a pattern for all ages. She'll begin with a tutorial on working from the top down and set you up with the cast-on for this vest and quick tips for stitch marker placement. Then, on yarn spotlight Clara Parkes takes a look at yarns close to home with American yarns. Finally, we wrap up this first episode with quick tips for starting and stopping a garment mid-stream, and how to resume knitting when you're ready to return to the garment.