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Knitting Daily TV is Back with All New Shows in 2010!

Jan 8, 2010

A note from Kathleen: I'm eagerly awaiting the new season of Knitting Daily TV. KDTV is so inspiring and entertaining; there's information on everything "yarny" you can imagine. I was so excited to see an Artfelt® segment this season—Artfelt is an innovative felting technique that results in a fabric made out of roving. We had a workshop on Artfelt at my local yarn shop, and when the samples came in the class was filled in a day. It was so much fun, too—we got to work with water and roving and form the felt into really beautiful items. I have an Artfelt pillow kit, which is absolutely stunning.

Artfelting is a great project to do with your knitting group or with someone who doesn't knit but loves felted projects. Here to introduce the new season of Knitting Daily TV-and to share an Artfelt project with you-are KDTV producers Jaime Guthals and Annie Hartman Bakken.

Get Ready for a New Season of KDTV!

Happy New Year! This past year was a great year for Knitting Daily TV—and 2010 promises to be even better as we prepare to launch the new Series 400 on public television stations nationwide later this month.

This season host Eunny Jang will welcome a new guest expert to the show: the distinguished author and designer Kristin Omdahl, who will be teaching the basics of crochet week by week in her new "Crochet Corner" segment.

You'll also find Eunny and Shay on location and in the studio teaching great knitting projects and techniques to make you a better knitter, while bringing you interviews with top-notch designers and knitting world celebrities like Lily Chin, Linda Cortright, Carol Huber Cypher, Mags Kandis, Clara Parkes, and many more!

Learn How to Artfelt 

In a segment that all fiber enthusiast can enjoy, Artfelting expert Karin Skacel Haack demonstrates with Shay a quick and easy project—a felted camera or cell phone case that can be made in less than an hour but looks like it took you all day.

Karin's felting technique is not needle felting. It's not wet felting. It's not fulling. It's Artfelt—a special technique using a patented new paper developed to speed up the felting process.

This project uses roving to produce a sturdy case that can be styled any way you'd like to fit the personality of you or your friends—psst, this would be a great quick-gift for someone! It looks artsy and unique while being useful for many things.

Watch Karin demonstrate these fool-proof felting techniques in the following video clip from episode 406, and download your free pattern for the felted camera/phone case to get started on your own version!

The next season of Knitting Daily TV begins airing on public television stations across the country January 17, 2010. Check your local listings or click here to see if it's available in your area! Or, pre-order your personal copy of the latest season, available on DVD January 18, 2010.

Make time for yarn every day!

Jaime Guthals, segment producer
& Annie Hartman Bakken, associate producer

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Eless wrote
on Jun 26, 2011 10:32 AM

I do am in Prescott Arizona and believe me there are tons of knitting groups here.  I could go to them on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday, now a person simply can't go to all of them.

We all would love to watch your show here and we sure cant.

I have Direct TV and with all those channels I just can't believe I cant you, sniff, sniff, sniff.

Helppppp from Eless in Prescott Arizona

giniabell wrote
on Jan 14, 2010 11:47 AM

How do I get patterns for a show on Jan. 9 2010. It was stitching for babies with Shay and Kathleen Sams?

nellie@13 wrote
on Jan 12, 2010 12:16 PM


I live in WV. last sunday  10 jan 2010 they showed us sleavless top to knit. I guess  we have to do every a section every week. It is in two colours . eunny showed only the rib this week. I loved to do that sweater. Please tell me where to down load that pattern. Thanks

Jenna@18 wrote
on Jan 11, 2010 10:01 PM

I would love to buy DVDs but one small problems is that I am deaf. The DVD don't do closed captions. That is frustrating to me. Kathleen, you can do that for deaf people. Deaf people do live here in Logan that are crocheter and knitter. I want to know if this show is airing in Utah right now? Thanks.

on Jan 11, 2010 8:45 AM

Thanks for your comments kmcla67-shop and HarmonyO,

When we tape on location at TNNA--like in the interview you see here with Karin--we don't have our overheard "boom camera" that can get the close-ups on the demonstration. This is an expensive camera that just doesn't travel well on location. On the other hand, we are able to bring to the viewer interviews with designers who attend these shows and might not otherwise be able to come to the studios for our tapings twice a year. Our on location interviews are just one segment out of four-five in every episode--the rest of the interviews and technique demonstrations are all done in the studios and give you the details you want to see, at a camera angle from the knitter's perspective (as if you're looking at your own needles). We'll be bringing you more of these videos over the next few months here on

BarbW17 wrote
on Jan 9, 2010 6:47 PM

Sassy Hatter wrote

on 01-08-2010 4:46 PM

How can I find out information about SOAR?

See the link at the very bottom of this web page.

suzzique67 wrote
on Jan 9, 2010 11:29 AM

I have been watching your show every time & taping all of them.  I am looking for direction on making mittens/glove pattern where you make the mitten & have the fingers.  Then you can use as mittin & glove. I found 2 patterns on the net but the directions are so complicated & I am not understanding how to accomplish the what I am doing.  

I have watched your show & you seem to be able to show & explain how to accpomplish making iems. If you know what mittin/glove I am talking about let me know. I am so determine to make them

thank you

Susan J from Connecticut

Debby wrote
on Jan 9, 2010 9:15 AM

Where can I get the Artfelt cell phone cover kit?

HarmonyO wrote
on Jan 9, 2010 12:11 AM

YES! In order to get me to buy KDTV  DVDs, it definitely needs CLOSER shots, maybe by Camera-Women who do hand work! Or have some of your editors tell them where to point the dang things! The previous comment about "over the shoulder" gives the perfect viewpoint, whether we're learning to felt, knit, crochet or tie fishing flies! Great programs, but we can't REALLY SEE what they're doing.  

Casinos use cameras to watch how cashiers and dealers count money, cards, etc. (even in the 1970's ! ) Camera vendors who serve casinos could show how to set them in the ceiling so your customers (us) would find your KDTV dvd products more $valuable$ (:

Also, could you folks kindly put the Heather Hoodie Vest in the Interweave Store? I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't/isn't willing to spend $8 for the magazine AND $6! for shipping! I would gladly spend $5.50 to download it.

There are quite a number of current and months old UNANSWERED COMMENTS from us on the Heather Hoodie Vest page. kiss kiss... can we please get some service over there? kiss kiss kiss  (: (: (:

Thank you kindly, ever so very much, gratzie, danke, much obliged  (:

PS.  Keep up the good work, although Knitting Daily has been much less informative, less interesting and way less useful since Sandy left. Has there been a change in policy? We're used to 3 days/week of really substantial ideas and techniques. You are in business: I don't mind ads over, under and around, but give us some CONTENT! Kathleen is great, but the current model of Knitting Daily won't keep me coming back. BTW, I'm a founding member.

Thanks for your attention.

empress wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 5:47 PM

This is not directly connected to the current topics, but came to mind when I saw the picture of Shay Pendray.  Is there any way you might be able to put together an instructional dvd of the needlepoint segments from Shay's earlier shows?

I was taught to embroider when I was a little girl, and while I still remember a few things, and your hand really never forgets, but I'd love to develop and expand the skills from long ago.

I watched Shay's show with much pleasure, but didn't think to tape any of the segments -- If I had to pick, there was one needlepoint project with red beach umbrellas that I'd love to work through if I could follow the step by step instructions that Shay had shown on the show.

No idea if you'd realize any of us would like to do the embroidery work, or that we'd love to buy dvd's of the how-to's that may already exist.


on Jan 8, 2010 3:46 PM

How can I find out information about SOAR?

kmcla67-shop wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 3:20 PM

I love your show but my only comment would be that you need to get the camera person to do more closeups. You can't see what's going on with the felting or roving from so far away and I've noticed that in the knitting segments too. What about over

the shoulder so we can get a view from the right direction when knitting or crocheting. Thank you. Keep up the great work.

PS I'd like to see more variety with Tunisian Crochet patterns too.

on Jan 8, 2010 2:11 PM

I am using up yarns.  I would like a pattern for mittens and gloves for children.  I want to give these to our local organization that feeds and clothes families in need.

Do you have any easy patterns?

Gayle@27 wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 2:11 PM

What happened with the voting for the KAL we're supposed to be starting on Monday?  Which pattern won?  

Sherry@50 wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 1:17 PM

So where do I buy supplies?

Rita@31 wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 1:00 PM

I so enjoyed learning about  Artfelting.  My only question was at the end  before you sew it or glue the piece together do you dry it?  You didn't mention that but I assume you just dry it flat before putting it together??


Rita Kontny

on Jan 8, 2010 12:16 PM

Hi Jane W,

You can order the DVDs--there's no limitation on where you live.



on Jan 8, 2010 12:13 PM

Hi Once a Sweater,

We offer KDTV to all public TV stations, but they have to choose to run it. So write your PBS stations and ask them to broadcast KDTV!



mialjoe wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 12:10 PM

Hi Once a Sweater.

I watch KDTV on our Public Television Channel.  I live in Missour so I know that's not a big help to you, but maybe you can ask your local PBS station if they carry it.

Good Luck

JaneW@37 wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 12:09 PM

I'd love to be able to watch the DVDs - please can you let me know if you're going to make them available for UK / Europe soon, I keep waiting?!  :D

on Jan 8, 2010 11:53 AM

I am SOOOO frustrated getting teased by you and Knitting Daily TV. For a while, we at least had Vicki Howell on DIY, and that became a series of repeats repeats repeats, and then disappeared.

Now, I'd love to be able to see KDTV, but it's nowhere to be found. We live in Arizona, and there are LOTS, believe me, LOTS of knitters here. I know. I worked in a yarn store for more than 6 years, taught at the local community college (knitting and crochet) and continue to have a weekly knitting/crochet group from home.

How do we get KDTV from here? We have DirecTV Satellite. Where is it offered? Where can I find you??? The worst part is getting teased by your newsletter! I can't afford to be buying the videos. I already pay for Satellite TV. Please help us know how to find you. We get Phoenix stations, and Phoenix is a big city. HELP!!

Thank you.