Knit and Crochet Now

Beginning with season eight, join co-hosts Connie Ellison and Lena Skvagerson and experts Melissa Leapman, Vanessa Wilson, Rohn Strong, Corinna Ferguson, Jenny King and Lee Sartori as they share their crochet and knitting expertise. Each episode includes both a knit design and a crochet design featuring fabulous afghans, cozy slippers, adorable children’s designs, fashionable cardigans & shawls, and also the "Stitch of the Week.

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Lacey Look Cardigans

Episode #801 · That lacey look is always in style. Knit along with Melissa Leapman as she makes a button-front cardigan with a lacey bodice that is knit in one piece. In the technique corner, learn to add a lifeline to lace knit projects. Then, crochet a short-sleeved cover-up with an all-over lace design with Jenny King.

Blooming Afghans

Episode #802 · Let stitch patterns bloom in beautiful afghans. Kristen Mangus knits an autumn-inspired afghan with a lush pattern of leaves and berries. Create cabling without a cable needle in the technique corner with Melissa Leapman. Ellen Gormley crochets 3-round squares to make an heirloom lace afghan with elegant tassel fringe.

Contrasting Cowls

Episode #803 · Cowls are cozy, warm and on trend. Meredith Crawford combines brioche stitches with cables to knit a colorful cowl. Ellen Gormley shares three ways to crochet edgings in the technique corner. Jenny King gives a crocheted cowl extra style with a cross stitch pattern.

Snuggly Slipper Boots

Episode #804 · Show off warm, snuggly socks. Melissa Leapman knits cozy boots with a folksy Fair Isle pattern and an interesting heel construction. Learn lots of ways to make pom poms and tassels with Lena Skvagerson in the technique corner. Vanessa Wilson crochets cute rustic boots with fringe that are easy enough for a beginner.

Sweet Baby Cardigans

Episode #805 · Every baby needs a soft, warm cardigan. Lena Skvagerson shows how to make a charming baby sweater by knitting sideways. In the technique corner, Melissa Leapman makes three types of crochet ribbing. Jenny King crochets a darling child's sweater with twisted cables and little bobbles.

One of a Kind Totes

Episode #806 · Take your yarn along in a stylish tote. Kristen Mangus makes an adorable raspberry stitch bag that is knit on a loom. Learn to make center-pull yarn balls in the technique corner with Ellen Gormley. Vanessa Wilson crochets a Boho tapestry bag with a long strap and drawstring closure that goes everywhere.

Top Down Sweaters

Episode #807 · Let's take it from the top down. Lena Skvagerson knits a comfy tunic sweater with a saucy split at the neckline. Melissa Leapman knits mitered squares in the technique corner. Then, Ellen Gormley crochets a lacy, casual, pullover with a Bruges lace neckline and no seams.

Fanciful Shawls

Episode #808 · Make a simple shawl fancy. Starting with a garter stitch, Kristen Mangus knits a cable lace edging to create an elegant shawl. In the technique corner, Lena Skvagerson shows how to work in the ends as you go. Jenny King crochets a peacock-colored shawl starting from the center out and adds a picot border.

Outfits in the Round

Episode #809 · Let's work in the round. Melissa Leapman knits the moss stitch to add a flounce border to a cardigan. It has a wide collar and soft, flowing folds. Ellen Gormley has tips on double-ended crochet in the technique corner. Vanessa Wilson crochets a colorful vest with shades of color radiating out from the center back.

Hunky Dory Hats

Episode #810 · Top things off with a hunky dory hat. Knit a colorful beret with Meredith Crawford using a feather and fan stitch pattern. Melissa Leapman shows a double knitting technique and interesting color work in the technique corner. Jenny King crochets a stylish beret with a charming flower.

Snug-Bug Baby Blankets

Episode #811 · Join the arm knitting craze. Vanessa Wilson uses only her hands to knit a quick baby blanket with chunky yarn and adds a border. Ellen Gormley shows how to get and maintain gauge. Then, Meredith Crawford crochets sideways to make a sunset-striped baby blanket.

Tunics A La Mode

Episode #812 · Catch the latest fashion trend with tunics. Knit a long summer top that is perfect for layering with Kristen Mangus. Lena Skvagerson shares great seaming techniques in the technique corner. From the bottom up, Ellen Gormley crochets an easy-fitting top with wide sleeves and a trendy hood.

Wildlife Buddies

Episode #813 · Get a little wild. Knit a cute koala with a baby on her back. Lena Skvagerson knits all the pieces and adds fuzzy tufts to the ears. Melissa Leapman shows how to read and follow a chart. Then, Meredith Crawford crochets a loveable elephant with a colorful collar.