Knitting Daily TV: A New Season (Plus a Free Pattern!)

A note from Kathleen: We're so excited for our fourth season of Knitting Daily TV. Our TV crew taped the season this week and while it's fresh in our minds, we wanted to give you a peek behind the curtain at what went on during the three-day taping. So enjoy this quick look, and if you don't get Knitting Daily TV in your area, please take a minute to write, call, or email your PBS station and ask them to get with the program (pun intended!). And in the meantime, be sure and check out seasons one, two, and three!

Here are producers Annie Hartman Bakken and Jaime Guthals to talk a little more about what season four has to offer you.

Here in Beachwood, Ohio, we just wrapped the taping of the fourth series of the Public Television show, Knitting Daily TV—with some exciting new changes.

We're thrilled to announce that Interweave Knits editor Eunny Jang is now the single host of the show, joined by regular guest expert Shay Pendray and the show's newest talent, crochet guest expert Kristin Omdahl.

Plus you'll see interviews with some of your favorite industry designers and personalities, like Lily Chin, Clara Parkes, Mags Kandis, Linda Cortright, Cecily Glowick MacDonald, Melissa LaBarre, Linda Pratt, and many more!

Although we certainly have a fabulous time when we all gather in Ohio, much work was to be done.

We crammed the tapings into three long days with cameras continuously rolling and we even managed to revamp the current show's 15-second opening with a fresh, new look.

Check it out:

Series 400 will be the best season to date, with lovely guests and new patterns, more back to basic tutorials, and even a new series dedicated to learning to crochet—from the basic chain stitch to elaborate motifs, you'll definitely build your confidence with the crochet hook.

What to Expect

With Series 400 you'll learn how to "release your inner knitting geek," knit building-block style, see how reversible cables add innovation and versatility to your wardrobe, learn how to design knitwear on a knitting machine, and more.

We hope you'll tune in to Knitting Daily TV on your local PBS station—series 400 will begin airing at the end of January 2010. Look for more information in upcoming Knitting Daily blogs.


Annie Hartman Bakken and Jaime Guthals

P.S. Have an idea for next season? We're back in the studios again in March! Leave us a comment below and tell us what you'd like to learn in 2010.


Cleo Kitty SlippersWe've got a special free pattern for you today, fresh from Knitting Daily TV Series 300, which just finished airing.

Kristen Rengren, author of Vintage Baby Knits: More than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s (STC Craft), was a guest on episode 302 of KDTV.

She shared her fascinating process of researching and collecting patterns for her book—she looked through hundreds of patterns! Kristen ended up with a wonderful collection of vintage patterns that are updated for today's knitters.

The Cleo Kitty slippers (today's FREE PATTERN!) were discovered in a New Zealand pattern book published in the 1950s. These darling slippers knit up so quickly; perfect for a last-minute shower gift!

Click here for more about Kristen's book and her appearance on KDTV, plus some finishing tips for the Cleo Kitties.

Have a wonderful weekend!





Knitting Daily Blog
Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

39 thoughts on “Knitting Daily TV: A New Season (Plus a Free Pattern!)

  1. It’s supposed to be KNITTING Daily – not CROCHET daily. Please keep that in mind and don’t end up with entire shows about crochet. I really hate to see any of the precious minutes devoted to crocheting since I’m a knitter. Otherwise, thanks for your great show.

  2. I live in the UK and would just love to be able to purchase these DVDs in a format I can use! Please can you tell me (us) when this might be available and how to find it? Thank you!!

  3. Glad to see the posting of subjects for Jan 2010. One subject I’d be interested in for next year would be how the manufactures dye the yarn that is in multiple colors, and the special sock yarn, etc. Some of the yarns are so beautiful, but would be interesting to see how they come up with them

  4. I’m a fairly new knitter, less than 2 years, so I love the Back to Basics segments. However, I’m left handed and I knit left handed, continental style, with yarn in right hand. I would love to see some some of the how-to’s also presented for knitters like me. I can find them on You-Tube sometimes, but a little left-hand knitting sprinkled in a season of Knitting Daily would be icing on an already good cake. :-)

  5. it seems amazing to me that this series doesn’t air in the Los Angeles/Southern California area–there are a lot of people here! Even though our weather is relatively mild, people do knit here!

  6. I often find sweater patterns that I would love to knit, but the pattern only offers one size and it is up to the knitter to customize the fit. Could you please do an episode that gives tips on how to do that? Specifically I’m looking for any good rules of thumb for deciding how much more to increase, what to look for when you’re trying-on a work-in-progress, and if there are certain points along the way when I should be measuring my garment to meet certain criteria. I’m such a new knitter that at this point I don’t really know what I don’t know. :) Hopefully my request is a reasonable one. :)

  7. I love your intro music, don’t change it.

    I am fascinated watching Eunny knitting, she uses her left hand and can go so fast. Is she left handed? I was taught 50 years ago using my right hand to pass the yarn.

    Great show I record them and watch them several times. I knit and crochet so eat up all you want to show me.
    Thanks, I will be looking forward to January.

  8. When will series 400 be available for purchase. Our PBS stations do not carry it. and I would like the whole series at one time for myself. (Being selfish)

  9. As an avid knitter AND crocheter I enjoy having BOTH in the show. I do not believe that there should be any discrimination between the two arts and appreciate that there is no Crochet bigotry in the show. I crocheted before I knit; over the years and even today I still run into knitting snobs who think crocheters do not have the sense given a rock. So thank you for having both. I frequently use BOTH in my projects.
    My only request is that the show be an hour long. Thirty minutes just isn’t enough for me.
    Thank you, Holly

  10. Darling. I am going to do these next, just found out Im gonna be a grandma !!!
    For those having touble downloading, be sure to click the “here” blue highlite and proceed. Super easy.

  11. Yay for the Cleo pattern! I live Down Under, in New Zealand. 21 years ago I was given a pair of boottees (given for my first son) obviously taken from this pattern, but with slight alterations.
    Instead of the buttonhole and button, the straps were longer, so you could just tie in a double knot. Easy enough to quickly tie and untie. These lasted for two children, and I still have them today!
    For the last few years I have tried to reproduce them, for my grandchildren, but without success. Now I can, Yay!!!!
    Thank you so much.

  12. I’d love to see a segment on how to make adjustments when your gauge and/or the yarn used isn’t the same as called for in the pattern. Please show more closeups on the knitted fabric. I love your show and look forward to each one.

  13. Thank you for adding more crochet to the show! I will be very much looking forward to seeing Kristin’s segments. There has been far too little crochet in the show of late.

  14. Hello, I Love Love Love Kristen’s Stella Pattern(crochet). I don’t know how to knit, but would love to learn. So Glad you added some crocheting into your show.. I am trying to get back into the crocheting that I loved to do with my mother years ago. I lost her in 1989. I found out right after that , that I had fibromyalgia very bad. Also along with it I have Throsic back problems. In the last 3 years I’ve not only lost my parents but lost 2 nephews who were very very dear to me. It’s been a hard road.
    I thank the Lord Every morning I awake. I have neices who are expecting babies soon so would like to leave some of my mothers art that she taught me with them.
    I want to thank you guys for the show. You do a wonderful job.
    All the knitting & crocheting keeps our minds occupied and off the deadly news lately….

  15. Just a few thoughts re 2010 season, demonstrating the differance of Continental vs English knit. Right hand dominantvs Left hand dominant knitting, and changing patterns crochet to knit and vice versa, so many times I will see a crochet shawl, but being hook impaired, I would love to know how to translate to the pattern to knit. Congratulations on the continued success of KDTV!

  16. I’m sorry to see your crochet expert go, she did a great job. The same for your weaver.

    I would sure like it if you would do something, anything, about that awful music! It’s too loud, it’s too disruptive, and it is really jarring to have to listen to it over and over. It smacks of amateur TV and you are better than that! I know it’s not difficult to do it right, you just have to know how. Get some good help, you guys!

  17. All the free patterns listed lately are already available on your website. These cute slippers have been available for 2 months and were featured in last seasons tv series. I feel angry to be manipulated to read your sales pitch in this way.

  18. I appreciate that you want opinions from your viewers….so here’s my two cents:
    My thoughts are torn here….if the show were called YARN DAILY, I could see making it about knitting, crocheting, and things to do with yarn. But it is called KNITTING Daily, so I think anything but knitting doesn’t jive. I’m not particularly against crocheting, I crochet myself, but the show is called KNITTING Daily, so I watch the show for knitting information.
    As far as the music goes, I think it is brash retro 60’s, and does not represent elegance with regard to the art of using yarns.. just my opinion.
    Take care to all of you and peace to all!! : )

  19. I’ve been a reader/ subscriber to Interweave for a long time. I’ve had a lot of trouble finding argyle patterns for sweaters, socks. etc. Had them over 50 years ago, but could ohly find a few in Australia, U.K., Now, I’m trying to draw up my own, and old octogenarian knitter, still use Elizabeth Zimmerman as my bible. Keep up the good work.

  20. I’m looking for a girl’s raglan sleeve sweater. I want to put a cable on the front edge for the button band. I’m hoping to find a size 12, but can make adjustments if I can find a basic pattern. Thanks.

  21. I was ridiculously excited to see the Kitty Slippers pattern available for download. I knitted this pattern for a badge for Brownies in the 1960s, and they were worn, eventually, by my daughter in the 1970s. I didn’t want to give the precious originals to my soon-to-be grandchild, but now I can make a new pair! Or as many pairs as I want!!

    Thank you so much.

    Down Under

  22. Regarding the
    Affair for Three Seasons: The Knitted Jacket” – I like the two blue sweaters in the photo of Eunny, Shay and Kristin. Where can i find these patterns? Also i like the blue one and the purple one (both lacy looking) on the video advertising today’s video session. So how do i go about locating these patterns?

  23. I’m going to miss the other host. Sometimes Eunny can be difficult to understand. She speaks too quickly, doesn’t complete her thoughts when explaining something before moving on, or I get distracted by the her many ums.

  24. I just finished watching your program .I watched on public tv in Indiana however I live in Illinois and I am able to wach it every Tuesday at 12.30pm,at the end of the program they tell you were to look on the internet for episode 1702 but I can never find your programs .i am 79 yrs young and an avid knitter and croceter for years and I have never seen what Eunn showed us today cutting the sweater to add on sleeves.I would love to see that program.Please advise and keep up the good work with your program I never miss it