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.
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 Remind me
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 Remind me
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 Remind me
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 Remind me
Accessorize It! (#1406) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Accessories create the look! Dorinda Balanecki incorporates beautiful crystal buttons for a touch of glitz. Shelby Allaho shares her love of crocheted accessories, and editor Louisa Demmitt show how to make warm, stylish mittens. Tanis Gray adds texture with the oyster stitch. Vickie Howell shares a stranding technique to make a cozy cowl.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 5, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Arm Yourself (#1407) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Barry Klein shows some great ideas for finishing off your sleeve caps. Chat with the Tech Knitter about her popular blog. Leslye Solomon demonstrates how to attach set-in sleeves and Tanis Gray shows why diamonds and bobbles are a girl's best friend. Vickie Howell shows how details really matter, right down to the cuffs.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Playtime Knits (#1408) Duration: 28:00 TVG
It's time to play! Author Elizabeth Green Musselman knits a kid-approved Ninja back pack. Artist Taylor Hart shares her whimsical crocheted taxidermy and the Dolly Mamas knit a furry friend for a good cause. Tanis Gray teaches the puffy Canterbury Bells stitch and Vickie Howell shows how to finger knit.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Crochet Home (#1409) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Crochet some style for your home. Editor Marcy Smith highlights a unique, colorful rug and Toni Rexroat talks about crochet and home decor. Marcy Smith shows a charming log cabin afghan and Tanis Gray shares a perfect stitch for a house warming gift. Vickie Howell transforms a doily pattern into a chic throw rug with multiple strands of yarn and a big hook.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me