22 More Reasons to Watch Knitting Daily TV, Free Tips and Techniques!
This season of Knitting Daily TV features 13 epsiodes jam-packed with techniques from beginner to advanced knitter. Each episode begins with a Getting Started segment led by host and knitting expert Eunny Jang. From tips on i-cord basics, a tutorial on knitting to your shape, three brioche knitting techniques, basic know-how for twisting stitches, to woven knitting tips and tricks, modular knitting step-by-step instructions, and much more–Eunny's segments will make you a better knitter in just 5 minutes. For more information on this season's Getting Started segments with Eunny, visit KnittingDailyTV.com.
Plus! Series 600 also introduces something new, Quick Tips! At the close of each episode, host Eunny Jang is back to wrap things up with a quick knitting tip (or tips) that will save you time and headaches. Here's a sneak peek of some of the Quick Tips you'll see on Series 600, now airing:
Tip 1: Make pattern reading even easier with highlighters and post-it notes. Once you’ve chosen what size garment you’d like to knit, you can go through the pattern and highlight the specifics for that pattern size for quick reference while you’re knitting. Plus, you can note where you are in a pattern or changes you might have made using removable post-it notes. With these techniques for making pattern reading easier, you’ll spend less time trying to decipher your pattern and more time enjoying your knitting!
Tip 2: Learn three tips for dealing with too-short ends. In this economy, we sometimes we buy just enough yarn and then try to conserve yardage by leaving too-short of ends, which makes the weaving in of our yarn ends difficult. To combat this, try weaving your needle through the fabric before you thread it through your needle. Or, use a crochet hook. Lastly, when all else seems to fail, whip stitch your too-short tail to your fabric with sewing thread. All three of these methods leave little evidence of your yarn end, making this common knitting mistake a thing of the past.
Tip 3: Get your shaping right with difficult fibers by knitting with two balls of yarn. Sometimes fibers with varying thicknesses, such as mohair, leave much to be desired when it comes to shaping your knitwear. The variations are interesting to the eye, but often not something easily duplicated. If you’re in need of identical shaping, such as for sleeves or cuffs, Eunny demonstrates how this can be done using two balls of yarn. You won’t have to re-knit your work or fuss with shaping any longer.
Tip 4: Keep your ribbon yarn from twisting! Ribbon yarn is unique and can add decorative embellishments or features on any knitted garment or accessory, but only if you can keep it from twisting and turning while you're knitting! Since, unlike most yarn, ribbon yarn is flat, it’s important to keep the ribbon flat while knitting for the best effect. You can do this by winding your ribbon yarn onto a knitting needle, which can twist and turn as you wind it, allowing the yarn to remain flat. Then slip this little ball of yarn off your needle and place it in a small container so the yarn remains flat. Now you can focus on your stitch pattern since you’ll know the ribbon yarn will cooperate!
Tip 5: Make intarsia knitting easy with these tips for managing your yarns. Intarsia knitting produces stunning knitwear results, and it’s not as hard to master as you’d think. The one downfall to intarsia knitting is the tangled mess of yarns that ensues, especially if you’re working with many colors. Eunny shows easy tips for dealing with this “mess”. If you put your yarn on small bobbins, the weight of these bobbins can aide in the untangling of the yarn while maintaining your tension.
Seemingly simple tips such as these can make or break your knitwear. Eunny's knitting expertise is unmatched and her quick tips are valuable to knitters of all skill levels. Aside from these five tips, you’ll learn how to seam bulky knits, how to make your stranded colorwork knitting tension more controlled, how to minimize pooling with handpainted yarns, and much, much more.
This 10-page eBook includes step-by-step instructions for color knitting, finishing techniques, tips for knitting with unique yarns, and more–all illustrated with knitted swatches. Whether you're knitting your first project or you're an advanced knitter wanting to touch-up on some techniques, this valuable eBook is a great addition to your knitting library.
Don't forget, you can now purchase Knitting Daily TV on DVD and knit along with Eunny. Click here to purchase DVDs of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.
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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