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.
Ruches and Welts (#907) Duration: 28:00 TVG
On today's episode we're getting started with a lesson on horizontal ruching and welts. These easy-to-knit elements add a touch of details to your knitwear. Next, on today's Accessorize Me segment Kristin and Eunny have a fun beret design to share, which is knit from the top down. Eunny demonstrates the unique cast-on for beginning this hat project. Then, Clara Parkes and Eunny talk about camelid blends on the Yarn Spotlight. What's a camelid, and what yarn do these animals produce? They explore what happens when this yarn is blended with other fibers, what projects lend themselves to these specific yarns, and more. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for easy vertical ruching with slipped stitches.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 13, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Unusually Unique (#908) Duration: 28:00 TVG
We celebrate the unusually unique aspects of knit. We begin with a tutorial on Andean colorwork's scalloped edging. Eunny demonstrates this technique for an unique flair that you can add to your own designs. Next, knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke takes a look at her finish-free knits with a demonstration on a neat i-cord element that she adds to her knitted pullover design. Then, on Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny are surrounded by luxury as they look at luxurious yarns made from muskox and silk. Worth every penny of luxury, these yarns are one-of-a-kind and work well for various small projects. Finally, Eunny wraps up today's episode with a fun technique of purling backwards!
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Bobbles and Baubles (#909) Duration: 28:00 TVG
This episode features knitted bobbles and adding beads and baubles to your wardrobe. Eunny begins with a look at textured stitches and a step-by-step guide at knitting the perfect bobble for all over textured stitch patterns. On the Accessorize Me segment, Kristin Omdahl has a fun crocheted jewelry piece. It's both easy-to-crochet and on trend with jewelry seen in stores. Then on Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny look at a yarn's halo. What is a halo, and what yarns have a tendency to have them? What are the benefits to yarn halos and what projects lend themselves to yarns with and without strong halos. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for woven cable stitches, a timeless stitch pattern that can be used in unisex designs.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 27, 2013 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Intarsia Indepth (#910) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Eunny begins this show by going beyond basic intarsia with a demonstration on a two-color intarsia motif design. Next, Eunny and Kristin demonstrate how to knit intarsia argyle socks in the round, a project that looks a lot more complicated than it is. Then, on Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara Parkes talk about heathered wools. These yarns add depth to knitwear just by their heathered elements. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for bobbins and managing yarns for colorwork on bobbins.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 3, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Shrinking Is Good (#911) Duration: 28:00 TVG
This episode explores felted designs or when shrinking your work is intentional. Eunny begins with a tutorial on felting. She discusses what yarns work best for this technique and demonstrates how to correctly measure your work and swatches before and after felting. Then, on the Accessorize Me segment Laura Bryant and Barry Klein look at diagonal miters. This fun technique adds unique shaping to your knitwear, and it's easy to do. Next, on Yarn Spotlight segment Clara Parkes and Eunny discuss tweed yarns and their implications for designing. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip on comparing and contrasting felted fabrics, such as felting cables and colorwork.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Eek, Steeks! (#912) Duration: 28:00 TVG
This episode explores steeking, silk yarns, and crochet motifs. Eunny begins with a tutorial on machine, unfinished, and crocheted steeks. With this knowledge, you can conquer your fears about steeking when you break it down into easy-to-understand steps and learn the benefits steeking can bring to your designs. Then, on the Accessorize Me segment, we explore crochet motifs with designer and crochet expert Kristin Omdahl as she demonstrates how to crochet the motif of her Birch Vest design. On Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara talk silk blends. This luxurious material adds shine to blended yarns, and they'll discuss the benefits of blending yarns with silk. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for tacking down your steeks.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Shape Up! (#913) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Shape-up with fun, knitted shape-influenced stitches and more. Eunny begins this episode with a how-to lesson on infinite, or endless loop cable knitting. This fun technique is not only easy, but you'll turn inquisitive heads and have people asking "how'd you do that?" Then, on the Accessorize Me segment, knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke is back with her Chevron market bag. This bag is not only useful but has a fun chevron stitch pattern that is easy to master. On Yarn Spotlight, Eunny joins Clara to talk about alpaca yarns and alpaca blended yarns and their benefits. Finally, Eunny wraps up this season of Knitting Daily with one more quick tip on understanding "no stitch" boxes knitters see on various charts with an abundance of projects.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Cables (#1201) Duration: 26:46 TVG
All about cables - cables in the round, cables combined into stitch patterns, and working cables without a cable needle. Meet knitting editor Lisa Shroyer. She discusses how to work a combination cable and drop stitch pattern. Then, we travel virtually, in our Space to Space segment, to Cork, Ireland, and talk Celtic cables with Irish designer Carol Feller in her home studio. Next, author and designer Simona Merchant-Dest shows how to work cable patterns seamlessly. Then, learn about exciting cable products with Tanis Gray. Last, a tip from host Vickie Howell for creating cables without a cable needle.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder