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Knitting Daily Previous Broadcasts

Beyond The Aran (Episode #1013)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Join us on this episode of Knitting Daily for an in-depth look at cable knitting. We begin with a primer on braided and woven cable techniques; great ways to add depth and texture to your knitwear. Then, expert Kristin Omdahl wraps up her shawl knitalong with great tips for edging this shawl and then pinning the entire piece in the blocking process to make your knitted lace bloom. On today's yarn spotlight, yarn aficionado Clara Parkes talks super lofty, puffy yarns. These yarns knit up and fill in stitches well, and Clara shows the types of yarns that possess this unique quality. And finally, on this season's last quick tip segment we share a combination of cables and lace stitches that are sure to be fun to knit.

Color, Color (Episode #1012)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

This episode is all about adding a subtle or vibrant splash of color to your knitwear. We begin with a getting started segment on colorwork techniques. This sampler dives into stripes, mosaic knitting, and flat intarsia techniques. Then, on today's knitalong, Kristin demonstrates working the pattern repeat in her shawl. On today's yarn spotlight, Clara and Eunny have an in-depth look at woolen versus worsted yarns. You'll learn the difference between these two types of yarns, and which is best for your own projects. Finally, we wrap up today's show on color with a few embroidery stitches. These methods are great ways to add a bit of color to a project after you've knit or crocheted it.

Sock It to Me (Episode #1011)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

One of the most popular things to knit are socks. On today's getting started segment we dive into designing the basic sock. Then, on today's how-to segment, Kristin Omdahl continues with the second installment of the shawl knitalong. Kristin demonstrates the medallion chart portion of this pattern, and shows how to increase and decrease correctly. On today's yarn spotlight we're back to sock knitting with sock yarns. Clara explores various types of yarns perfect for knitted socks. Then, we wrap up this episode with a quick tip for finishing your toes with kitchener stitch.

Laceweights (Episode #1010)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Working with laceweight yarns can be tricky, but the results are always rewarding. On today's episode we explore working with lace weight yarns beginning with a tutorial on producing larger gauge fabrics with these fine yarns, such as choosing needle sizes and perfecting your stockinette fabric. Next, on this season's second knitalong, designer Kristin Omdahl begins the Wheeled Lace Shawl knitalong. This shawl uses lace weight yarns for a feminine piece that will surely be cherished. On today's yarn spotlight with Clara Parkes, we'll look at luxury yarns, but not the type you may think. There's a new spin on luxury with possum and laceweight yarns. Finally, we wrap up this episode with bind-off methods that are better for lace projects because they'll give you a stretchy edge.

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