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.
Stitch Definition (#1004) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Lofty Lux (#1005) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Go International (#1006) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 7, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Simple Is Beautiful (#1007) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Big and Bold (#1008) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Tailored Fabrics (#1009) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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