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
Tailored Fabrics (Episode #1009)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Take a tailor's approach on today's episode of Knitting Daily. We get started with a modular octagon fabric for sculptural effects. Then, on this episode's how-to segment, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein are back with a tutorial on slip-stitches. Incorporate this technique into your knitwear with fashionable projects. On today's yarn spotlight segment, Eunny joins Clara Parkes in the knitting lab for a look at boucle yarns. These fun yarns are a bit tricky to work with, but the results are stunning. We'll look at various boucle yarns that are available. Finally, we wrap up today's episode with refining a workhorse finishing technique: mattress stitch. Learn how to finish your garments by seaming them row to row, stitch to stitch, and row to stitch.
Big and Bold (Episode #1008)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Big is beautiful on today's Knitting Daily. Join us on today's episode as we take a look at bulky yarns and big designs. We begin with tips for working with chunky yarns. You'll have the tools you need to dive into big knitting. Then, join crochet designer and author Robyn Chachula as she and Kristin Omdahl explore crocheted afghans, from lap blankets and lacy motifs, to big and comfy blankets to wrap up in. On today's yarn spotlight, yarn expert Clara Parkes takes a further look at chunky yarns, what they're ideal for, and how to best use these yarns in your designs. Finally, we end with a quick tip for huge art knitting, working with more than one strand of yarn.
Simple Is Beautiful (Episode #1007)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Join us on this episode of Knitting Daily and explore both simple and stunning knitwear. We begin with a look at draping, gathering, and ruching in knitwear and how these simple elements pack a very fashionable punch. Then, on today's how-to segment, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein take a look at tencel yarns and fashionable projects that can be made with this unique yarn. You'll learn what tencel is and be able to practice knitting with this yarn in a fun, easy scarf design. Then, on today's yarn spotlight Clara Parkes looks at recycled yarns. Finally, we wrap up today's episode with a quick tip for getting gauge for specialty yarns so you can either achieve the drape you're looking for in a garment or show off the yarn you're using.
Go International (Episode #1006)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 7, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
We're armchair traveling on today's Knitting Daily as we explore international techniques for both knitting and crochet. We begin this episode with a twined knitting technique, a look seen on traditional Scandinavian knitwear. Then, crochet expert Kristin Omdahl has unique edgings for afghans and more. Yarn expert Clara Parkes is next with a yarn spotlight on exotic fibers around the world, including yak yarns that come in a variety of weights. We wrap up today's episode with one more international tip for two special bind-offs from around the world.