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
A Perfect Finish (Episode #1105)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
We're perfecting our finishing skills on today's Knitting Daily. Eunny Jang begins with how to seam using the mattress stitch in pattern. Then, knitwear designer and author Vicki Square will finish up the Tesserae knit-along. Learn the three-needle bind off and picking up neckline stitches for a clean finish. Finishing involves yarn too and during the Yarn Spotlight, Clara and Eunny take a look at two-and three ply yarns and the look imparted on the finish of your stitches. Then, Eunny wraps up with Quick Tips for picking up in texture and lace patterns, and reversible edgings.
Front and Center (Episode #1104)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Learn about necklines, short-rowing and special luxury fibers. Eunny Jang begins with a tutorial on different neckline styles and how they're formed by bind-offs and decreases. Then, guest designer and author Vicki Square returns for the third part of knitting the Tesserae Tee. Knit-along and shape the neckline and see how sleeve shaping corresponds to other shaping. On today's Yarn Spotlight Clara Parkes and Eunny take a look at a new twist on luxury fiber blends-these are beyond the standard two-ply cashmeres and silks. Finally, Eunny ends with a Quick Tip for shaping a neckline in-the-round by using short rows.
Shape Up (Episode #1103)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Consider the ins and out of sleeve constructions. In the Getting Started segment, Eunny Jang looks at the shape of sleeves and what to consider when choosing one over another. Then, designer and author Vicki Square is back for the second part of the Tesserae knit-along. Learn how to shape the armhole while working in pattern stitch. On this episode's Yarn Spotlight, expert Clara Parkes and Eunny talk about how the blending of fibers and how twist contributes to the overall appeal of a yarn. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a Quick Tip for knitting two sleeves at the same time, both flat and in the round.
The Slip Step (Episode #1102)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Explore slip stitch for color and texture. Eunny Jang begins with a tutorial on basic, one-color slip-stich patterns and how to measure gauge. Then, begin this season's knit-along with Vicki Square as she starts the Tesserae Tee. She'll introduce two-color slip stitches. On Yarn Spotlight, Clara and Eunny discuss why textured yarns work well in allover slip patterns. Finally, Eunny finishes with slip stitches used for sock heels.
The Skirt (Episode #1101)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
On this first episode it's back to basics with an "on trend" Getting Started segment with Eunny Jang for designing a simple skirt. Then, Kristin Omdahl shows how to embellish a skirt by adding crocheted ruffles. On Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny look at resilient yarns-ones with spring that hold shape. Finally, Eunny wraps up with Quick Tips for making waistband casings that are good for elastic or drawstrings.