Tuned In To Knitting Daily TV's blog is back!
With the launch of the latest series 700 now airing on Public Television stations, we're starting up the Tuned In To Knitting Daily TV Blog once again to share some fun fiber stories, patterns, and talent from the newest episodes.
This season we're excited to have a line-up of well-known knit and crochet designers, more tips and techniques from host Eunny Jang, and we're introducing the 13-episode crochet-along with Marcy Smith for the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. Be sure to check out KnittingDailyTV.com for more information on each episode, as well as links to free patterns shown.
Watch a preview of Knitting Daily TV Series 700:
With a lot of knitting and crochet how-to, this season is sure to increase your fiber knowledge. Here's a breakdown of this season's numbers:
13 in-depth technique segments: Host of Knitting Daily TV (and editor of Interweave Knits magazine) Eunny Jang begins each episode with a knitting tutorial. This season showcases knitting socks with the magic loop method, an overview of knitted felt, how to fix handknits that fit poorly, unique wrapped stitch techniques, bind-off methods, and lots more.
7 star designers: Invite novelty yarn specialist KT Baldassaro into your fiber studio to add beads to a summer tank. Fan-favorites Laura Bryant and Barry Klein touch on proper ways to measure for knitting and how to add knitted ruffles to your work. Other guests include the Helping Hands Foundation's Penny Sitler, celebrity knitter Deborah Norville, new author Mathew Gnagy, and more.
13 Chain Reaction Afghan Project crochet-alongs: For crocheters out there, each episode brings crochet expert Kristin Omdahl and editor of Interweave Crochet magazine Marcy Smith together to discuss and make the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. A collaborative afghan of 20 squares from well-known and up-and-coming designers, this afghan has a vast amount of crochet techniques from simple to quite complicated.
13 quick-tips from Eunny Jang: Each episode of Knitting Daily TV ends with a quick-tip from Eunny, all which are simple to master and ingenious for making your knitting nightmares disappear. Learn how to finish your projects with whipstitch, baseball stitch, mattress stitch, knit-on edgings, and even custom toggles. Also learn how to weave in your ends in intarsia knitting, keep track of your knitting using stitch markers, and more.
10 patterns: As always, with each series of Knitting Daily TV free pattern downloads are available on the website KnittingDailyTV.com (click here for them all) so you can knit and crochet along with the cast and crew. For the beginning knitters, there's a fun cabled scarf that incorporates novelty yarns. For the more advanced knitter, there's Mathew Gnagy's Bethany Cardigan, which you can download in September, that derives its shape from sideways knitting techniques. And for the crocheters, there's a beautiful crocheted shawl and a complete 20-square afghan.
23+ free, downloadable tips: Knitting Daily TV Series 700 also includes free tips and technique downloads on the website. Print out a schematic chart for proper measurements as well as 22 other tips from designers. Download the free tip eBook here.
2 bonus segments: The 4-DVD set of Knitting Daily TV 700 includes two bonus tutorials with host Eunny Jang. This season she discusses Fair Isle and short-row knitting. You can purchase the newest DVD set here.
We hope you'll tune into the show on your local Public Television station this month, and visit us online at KnittingDailyTV.com.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.
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WIN SERIES 700 OF KNITTING DAILY TV ON DVD!
We want to know what you think of Knitting Daily TV and the latest season. Please leave us a comment on this blog for your chance to win Knitting Daily TV Series 700 on 4-DVD set, including the two bonus knitting tutorials with Eunny. Do you like the Getting Started segments the best, increasing your knitting skills? Do you wish we'd elaborate on the Quick Tips segments on each episode? Have you begun your own version of the Chain Reaction Afghan? We'll choose two lucky winners at random from all the blog comments on Tuesday, August 9th, at noon Mountain Time. Be sure to comment before then for your chance to win!