Knitting Daily

Knitting Daily brings yarn and fiber center stage. Host Vickie Howell and a lineup of some of the country's best knit and crochet designers share classic techniques and on-trend fashions. These experts cover a variety of needle crafts — from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, spinning and weaving — and guide viewers in learning to make fun yet stylish knitwear and crochet patterns and projects.

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Vickie Howell

Knitting Daily host Vickie Howell is a knit, crochet, and craft evangelist with a penchant for pop culture, creative parenting, and social media marketing.

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The Sweater

Episode #1002H · Join Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Clara Parkes on this episode of Knitting Daily where we explore sweater construction, from the basics of getting started, to tips to finishing your pieces with fun fringes. We begin with a sweater construction tutorial on increases and decreases, all the basic things you'll need to know to complete a fully-fashioned sweater that fits. Then, Kristin is back with the second installment of the vest knitalong. She explains the increases you need to know when knitting this vest pattern, and begins the armhole shaping. On yarn spotlight, Clara and Eunny are in the knitting lab to explore wool yarns beyond the basic merino blends with long wools. What are they and where can long wools be beneficial for your projects. Finally, we finish this episode with edgings and trims that you can add to your sweater projects to make them stand out from the crowd.

Lace for All Seasons

Episode #1003H · On this episode of Knitting Daily, we study lace designs for all seasons. We begin with a primer on fancy increases and decreases for lace designs. Then, expert Kristin Omdahl is back with the third installment of the vest knitalong, with the lower lace section and a tutorial on knitting lace on flat swatches for the vest's edging. On this episode's yarn spotlight, expert Clara Parkes and Eunny talk hand dyed vs. painted vs. kettle-dyed yarns. What's the difference, and what type of hand dyed yarn is best for your project? Finally, we wrap up this episode with a quick tip for basic blocking for designs that incorporate lace.

Stitch Definition

Episode #1004H · This episode of Knitting Daily looks at stitch definition and tips and tricks for knitters and crocheters. We begin with a tutorial on some unique cast-on methods for knitting: the tubular and provisional cast-ons. Then, Kristin Omdahl joins crochet designer Robyn Chachula for crocheted jewelry, and how to make these designs stiff enough to wear. Then, on today's yarn spotlight Clara Parkes takes a look at cotton yarns. What's the difference between mercerized and non-mercerized cottons, and how well does a particular cotton yarn hold stitch definition for your projects? Finally, we end today's episode with a unique quick tip for cabling without a cable needle.

Lofty Lux

Episode #1005H · We're lofty and luxurious on today's episode of Knitting Daily. Join us for a look at airy fabrics, such as mesh and brioche knitting. We begin this episode with an airy yarn over technique that is used to create loft in your knitting. Then, on today's how-to segment Laura Bryant and Barry Klein explore Tunisian crochet techniques and projects. This popular skill is both easy and fun to master. Then, on today's yarn spotlight Eunny joins yarn expert Clara Parkes for a look at soft spun fiber. We'll explore pencil rovings and lofty yarns that add warmth but not bulk to your projects. Then, we wrap up today's episode with a quick tip for brioche knitting in two colors.

Go International

Episode #1006H · We're armchair traveling on today's Knitting Daily as we explore international techniques for both knitting and crochet. We begin this episode with a twined knitting technique, a look seen on traditional Scandinavian knitwear. Then, crochet expert Kristin Omdahl has unique edgings for afghans and more. Yarn expert Clara Parkes is next with a yarn spotlight on exotic fibers around the world, including yak yarns that come in a variety of weights. We wrap up today's episode with one more international tip for two special bind-offs from around the world.

Simple Is Beautiful

Episode #1007H · Join us on this episode of Knitting Daily and explore both simple and stunning knitwear. We begin with a look at draping, gathering, and ruching in knitwear and how these simple elements pack a very fashionable punch. Then, on today's how-to segment, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein take a look at tencel yarns and fashionable projects that can be made with this unique yarn. You'll learn what tencel is and be able to practice knitting with this yarn in a fun, easy scarf design. Then, on today's yarn spotlight Clara Parkes looks at recycled yarns. Finally, we wrap up today's episode with a quick tip for getting gauge for specialty yarns so you can either achieve the drape you're looking for in a garment or show off the yarn you're using.

Big and Bold

Episode #1008H · 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.

Tailored Fabrics

Episode #1009H · 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.

Laceweights

Episode #1010H · 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.

Sock It to Me

Episode #1011H · 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.

Color, Color

Episode #1012H · 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.

Beyond The Aran

Episode #1013H · 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.

The Skirt

Episode #1101H · On this first episode it's back to basics with an "on trend" Getting Started segment with Eunny Jang for designing a simple skirt. Then, Kristin Omdahl shows how to embellish a skirt by adding crocheted ruffles. On Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny look at resilient yarns-ones with spring that hold shape. Finally, Eunny wraps up with Quick Tips for making waistband casings that are good for elastic or drawstrings.

The Slip Step

Episode #1102H · Explore slip stitch for color and texture. Eunny Jang begins with a tutorial on basic, one-color slip-stich patterns and how to measure gauge. Then, begin this season's knit-along with Vicki Square as she starts the Tesserae Tee. She'll introduce two-color slip stitches. On Yarn Spotlight, Clara and Eunny discuss why textured yarns work well in allover slip patterns. Finally, Eunny finishes with slip stitches used for sock heels.

Shape Up

Episode #1103H · Consider the ins and out of sleeve constructions. In the Getting Started segment, Eunny Jang looks at the shape of sleeves and what to consider when choosing one over another. Then, designer and author Vicki Square is back for the second part of the Tesserae knit-along. Learn how to shape the armhole while working in pattern stitch. On this episode's Yarn Spotlight, expert Clara Parkes and Eunny talk about how the blending of fibers and how twist contributes to the overall appeal of a yarn. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a Quick Tip for knitting two sleeves at the same time, both flat and in the round.

Front and Center

Episode #1104H · 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.

A Perfect Finish

Episode #1105H · 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.

Knit In Translation

Episode #1106H · 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.

Dyeing to Knit

Episode #1107H · 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.

From The Center Out

Episode #1108H · 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.

Graphic Color

Episode #1109H · 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.

Lace

Episode #1110H · Working with lace stitches can be tricky, but the results are always rewarding. Eunny Jang begins with a primer on lace knitting. Next, knitting and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl teaches how to shape with lace stitches. On the Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes discusses the ideal qualities for a lace yarn and tricks for knitting them doubled. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a Quick Tip on grafting lace to preserve patterns.

A Good Rib

Episode #1111H · Almost every knitted project requires ribbing. Join Eunny Jang on the Getting Started segment for ribbing beyond the ordinary. She shows fisherman's rib, cabled rib, and lace rib. Then, on the How-to segment, Kristin Omdahl shows how to draw in the waist of a sweater by using crocheted ribbing. Next, Clara discusses the yarn qualities needed for producing outstanding stitch definition in your ribbing. Then, Eunny finishes with a Quick Tip for measuring gauge in rib stitches.

In Stitches

Episode #1112H · Move beyond the basics of stitches. Host Eunny Jang begins with a Getting Started segment on cables in depth-cable ropes, making bias cables, and knitting them in combination with lace. Then, on the How-to feature, Laura Bryant shows how to randomize pattern stitches using hand-dyed yarns. On today's Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes joins Eunny for a look at letting yarn do all the work. Finally, Eunny wraps up by creating textures with bobbles and puff stitches.

Through Thick-And-Thin

Episode #1113H · Take an in-depth look at working with singles and thick-and-thin yarns. Eunny Jang begins with cast-ons for singles and irregular spun yarns, and then tricks for knitting with them. Then, expert Kristin Omdahl shows how to use short-rows for knitting a scarf. On the Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes talks singles and thick-n-thin yarn constructions and their effect on stitch patterns. And finally, on this season's last Quick Tip segment Eunny has a few strong bind-offs for unevenly spun yarns.

Cables

Episode #1201H · 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.

Playing with Shapes

Episode #1202H · We're going to play with shapes, from creating graphic shapes with intarsia to using decreases to shape a garment. The first segment features editor Lisa Shroyer combining fashion and knitting with the use of color blocking. Then, we spend some virtual Space to Space time with Allyson Dykhuizen. Next, designer, author, and yarn company owner Barry Klein has a lesson on garment shaping. Then, get your knitting in shape with Tanis. Finally, Vickie shows how to crochet a chic chevron pattern.

Charity Knitting

Episode #1203H · Give new meaning to your knitting with projects that are perfect for charity. First, Laura Zander creates a cozy, hat that's great for giving. Then, meet Mary Colucci from Warm Up America! and learn how you can get involved in charity knitting and crochet. Next, Tanis shares the love with some tools of the trade that have heart. We finish with designer Julia Madill and how to crochet a versatile square motif that can be used for so many charity projects.

What A Heel!

Episode #1204H · Learn a couple of new heel tricks, plus a cool way to stitch toes together on today's show. First, step into sock knitting with author Kate Atherley, who demonstrates different types of heel turns. Then, meet Anne Merrow, editor of Sockupied, in her home studio. Next, its sock maven Andi Smith with easy "after-thought" heels and why they're the perfect solution to seamless sock knitting. Then, Tanis has the tools to step help you into sock knitting with ease. Vickie closes with at tip for putting your toes together with the Kitchener stitch.

Stranded Colorwork

Episode #1205H · Today's show highlights stranded color knitting techniques. Learn how to work Fair Isle patterns seamlessly with designer Simona Merchant-Dest. We travel virtually to Iceland to meet Ragga Eriksdotter and spend some Space to Space time from her studio. Then, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley demonstrate the Swedish technique of Bohus knitting. Next up is products perfect for colorwork with Tanis. And finally, learn how a palette change can make a traditional Fair Isle pattern fashion forward with Vickie.

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