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.
Nature-Inspired Knits (#1301) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Today our inspiration comes from nature. Anne Hanson talks about natural wool and its rich palette, and shows how to bring out the best of yarn's natural texture. Then, we travel virtually around the world in our weekly Space-to-Space segment. Today host Vickie Howell visits the UK virtually, chatting with editor Lara Watson about the crafty trend of woodland creatures. Next,designer Heather Zoppetti shows how natural motifs like leaves can be captured in lace, and demonstrates a vine-inspired stitch pattern. From rustic wools to beautiful woods, Tools of the Trade, Tanis Gray looks at products made from nature's bounty. Vickie closes with her weekly Loose Ends segment. She teaches the magic loop technique that's used to start a crocheted Foxy Stash Basket.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 2:00pm
Short Stuff (#1302) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Today's theme is short stuff. Myra Wood shows how to work short-rows in a colorful scarf pattern. Online editor Kathleen Cubley gives us the long and the short of her fun job of creating knitting content for a living. Lily Chin demonstrates the crochet version of short-rowing while we make a hat. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at products that offer a few knitting short cuts. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends by demonstrating how garter stitch makes knitting short rows a cinch.
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Literary Knits (#1303) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Visit the knitting library as former costume designer Annie Modesitt talks about knitting's place in literature. Then, Nikol Lohr shares some of her amazing literature-inspired knits virtually, from the old schoolhouse she calls home. Next, author and designer Joanna Johnson's love for Anne of Green Gables inspired her to create a book of her own. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis reviews books for readers (and knitters) of all ages in which knitting plays a prominent role. Last is Vickie tying up Loose Ends with a crocheted bookmark tutorial.
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
No-Needles Knits (#1304) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
You don't always need needles to knit. Today on Knitting Daily, Isela Phelps demonstrates the knitting loom and shows how to make a mitered-square blanket. Then, Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen chats online about her new favorite tool, the lucet. Next, weaver Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduces knitters to basic loom weaving with an easy scarf. Then, on Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us more cool no-needles-needed products. On Loose Ends, host Vickie Howell invites viewers to join the latest craze with a demonstration of arm knitting.
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Double Knitting (#1305) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
If single is good, then double is twice as nice, as we feature reversible and double knitting. Laura Bryant creates a reversible cowl using the magic number and hand-dyed yarn. Then, brioche expert Nancy Marchant chats with us from her home in Amsterdam. Next, editor Amy Palmer provides a primer on double knitting. Then Tanis talks Tools of the Trade that double your knitting fun. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends with additional two-sided stitches.
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Fair Isle Style (#1306) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Get ready to travel around the world for traditional stranded knitting styles. First Kirsten Kapur shows us Fair Isle-inspired stranded colorwork. Next, meet Jill Zielinski, AKA Kniterella, as we chat about how her graphic design career influences her colorwork knitting. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us some goodies that will help you take charge of your charted colorwork. Finally, Gayle Bunn demonstrates how color work can apply to chunkier yarn with an on-trend Cowachin-influenced sweater.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Boy Meets Girl (#1307) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
First, menswear designer Josh Bennett talks about choosing stitch patterns and palettes, and finishing techniques that add a masculine touch. Then, meet husband and wife retailing dynamos Kathy and Steve Elkins as they talk yarn trends and the business side of knitting. Next, designer and winner of the Fiber Factor challenge, Lauren Riker, shares how she makes and attaches her signature girly embellishment, the knitted bow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows some tools and yarns that are genderless in their appeal. Vickie closes with some Loose Ends thoughts on how a few changes to a pattern can take a garment in a more masculine or feminine direction.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Everyday Lace (#1308) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Lace is not just for dress up; learn how to make lace an every day technique. First, author Heather Zoppetti shows how to begin a circular lace piece and finish a lacy beret. Next, we chat virtually with Lorna's Laces' Beth Casey. Then, editor Amy Palmer talks about the "big lace" trend of combining big needles and chunky yarn with delicate stitches and demonstrates different double decreases. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at lace needles, and gives us a behind the scenes look at how knitting needles and crochet hooks are manufactured. Last on Loose Ends, Vickie adds an easy 'picot' edging for a stress-free lacy touch.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Woven Look (#1309) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Weave your way to beautiful garments. First, Gwen Bortner introduces entrelac and shows how to create the building blocks of the fabric. Next, we travel virtually to India, land of fabulous woven fabrics, for a glimpse into the contemporary knitting scene. Then, Lily Chin uses her join-as-you-go knitting technique to create a weaving-inspired pillow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis talks covet-worthy tools and yarn to add to your collection. Last, on Loose Ends, Vickie creates a woven fabric with mesh crochet.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me