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.
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
Laceweights (#1010) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Sock It to Me (#1011) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Color, Color (#1012) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Beyond The Aran (#1013) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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