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.
Front and Center (#1104) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Learn about necklines, short-rowing and special luxury fibers. Eunny Jang begins with a tutorial on different neckline styles and how they're formed by bind-offs and decreases. Then, guest designer and author Vicki Square returns for the third part of knitting the Tesserae Tee. Knit-along and shape the neckline and see how sleeve shaping corresponds to other shaping. On today's Yarn Spotlight Clara Parkes and Eunny take a look at a new twist on luxury fiber blends-these are beyond the standard two-ply cashmeres and silks. Finally, Eunny ends with a Quick Tip for shaping a neckline in-the-round by using short rows.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 19, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
A Perfect Finish (#1105) Duration: 28:00 TVG
We're perfecting our finishing skills on today's Knitting Daily. Eunny Jang begins with how to seam using the mattress stitch in pattern. Then, knitwear designer and author Vicki Square will finish up the Tesserae knit-along. Learn the three-needle bind off and picking up neckline stitches for a clean finish. Finishing involves yarn too and during the Yarn Spotlight, Clara and Eunny take a look at two-and three ply yarns and the look imparted on the finish of your stitches. Then, Eunny wraps up with Quick Tips for picking up in texture and lace patterns, and reversible edgings.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 26, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Knit In Translation (#1106) Duration: 28:00 TVG
We're speaking two technique languages as we consider how knit and crochet work together in harmony. Eunny Jang begins with a knitting primer. Whether you're a crocheter who wants to know knitting basics or just want a knitting refresher, Eunny shows ways to hold yarn, how to perfect knits and purls, plus a few cast ons and a bind off. Then, crochet expert Kristin Omdahl has a scarf pattern with look-alike crochet and knit stitches. Yarn expert Clara Parkes is next with multiple ways to use yarns, whether for knitting or crochet, doubling or tripling them, or in combination. Eunny wraps up with tips on using crocheted edgings in a knitted piece.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 4, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Dyeing to Knit (#1107) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Learn about the fascinating world of hand-dyed yarns. Eunny Jang begins with a tutorial on mitered squares--a way of using small amounts of colorful yarns. Then, on today's How-to segment, Laura Bryant, designer and author introduces the different styles of hand-dyed yarns. Next, Clara Parkes and Eunny analyze "printed" yarn and how it differs from hand-dyed. Finally, Eunny wraps up today's episode with a Quick Tip for reducing dye lot variances when knitting.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
From The Center Out (#1108) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Designing with motifs, especially lace ones, takes center stage. Eunny Jang begins with a lace motif in-the-round to create a central motif for a garment. Then, crochet expert Kristin Omdahl demonstrates a lacey crochet motif that becomes a full garment. On today's Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes takes a look at lovely silk blends and how silk pairs with other fibers. Finally, Eunny ends with a Quick Tip for shaping and joining lace motifs.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 18, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Graphic Color (#1109) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Get graphic with knitting colorful shapes. Eunny Jang starts out with a lesson on shaped intarsia. She demonstrates how to knit color shapes in small areas. Then, on the How-to segment, color expert Laura Bryant shows how magic numbers and repeats lead to fabulous results when working with hand-dyed yarns. On today's Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara Parkes look at which yarns really pop when knitting colors in combination. Finally, Eunny wraps up with Quick Tips on intarsia knitting.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 25, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me