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.
Great Beginnings (#1401) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Have you ever felt at a loss when trying to start a project? Learn to choose the right yarn and fiber with Patty Lyons, and meet up with designer Cirilia Rose in her Seattle studio. Stephannie Tallent shares tips on provisional cast-ons and Tanis Gray teaches an unusual vertical slit cable. Vickie Howell wraps up Loose Ends with an easy triangle shawl that's worked tip-to-tip.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Thick of It (#1402) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Bigger is better for a quick knit or last-minute gift. Nicole Winer demonstrates how to knit a mega bulky hat and fiber artist Kait Brink chats about her meta-mega yarn project. Tanis Gray knits a fun, loopy fur stitch with chunky yarn that could become a home dec item or a doll. Becca Smith explains the magic of scale and shows how to knit with really huge needles and giant yarn.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Transitional Knits (#1403) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Knitwear is for every season. Designer Andi Smith teaches a bi-colored cable cowl for when it's too warm for a scarf. Knitted miniatures-maker Althea Crome creates the tiniest knits around. Transition to boot weather with Stephannie Tallent and the beautiful textures of Aran lace. Tanis Gray knits filigree cables lace and Vickie Howell shares a mesh stitch for a market bag.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Norwegian Knits (#1404) Duration: 28:00 TVG
The Yarn Guys, Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenburger, share traditional ways to knit color patterns. Contemporary Norwegian designer Marion Rindsem compares old and new. Donna Druchunas turns classic designs into a trendy winter wearables and Tanis unravels the mystery of Latvian Braids. Vickie takes Nordic practice swatches and creates a cozy pillow.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Sweater Weather (#1405) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Celebrate sweater weather! Barry Klein shows how to pick the perfect sweater for your next project. Meet designer Rohn Strong to talk about crochet sweater patterns. Louisa Demmitt hand knits a hoodie, and Tanis Gray demonstrates the simple but graphic technique of two-color corrugated ribbing. Then Vickie shows how to flatter any figure with the best sweater for your shape.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder