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.
New Spin (#1411) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Learn how to make yarn yourself! Editor Anne Merrow introduces the ancient art of spinning using a drop spindle and shares ideas for knitting with hand-spun yarn. Liz Gipson shares her love of making yarn by hand and Tanis Gray demonstrates the lazy links stitch. Then learn to make dryer balls to assure great results when laundering knits.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Novelty of It All (#1412) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Create a novel effect with non-traditional yarns. Yarn designer Barry Klein shares tips and tricks to get the maximum effect. Soak up the creative spirit of writer and artist Kathy Cano-Murillo. Author Laura Nelkin's combines novelty yarn and beads to make an elegant bracelet. Tanis Gray makes a charming daisy applique with crystals. Vickie Howell crochets a cool cable pattern with lofty, colorful yarn.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Don't Sweater The Small Stuff (#1413) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Take your project from homemade to handmade. Knitter and instructor Patty Lyons shares tips to make your next sweater a success. Kate Gilbert of the Twist Collective talks about why sweaters are such popular projects. Leslye Solomon shows how to block a sweater successfully and Tanis Gray adds a feminine touch with lace picot. Vickie Howell compares neckline treatments and proportional sizing for baby sweaters.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Nature-Inspired Knits (#1301) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Today on Knitting Daily 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 Remind me
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