An All New Season of Fiber Television: Do the Math
A note from Kathleen: One of my knitting buddies broke her wrist earlier this summer, and she can't knit until September! The horror. She was going through knitting withdrawal so I lent her season 6 of Knitting Daily TV. She was so happy being able to take part in her craft even with her wrist in a cast. She took a bunch of notes about projects she wanted to knit and tips she wanted to practice once her wrist was back to normal. She also ordered her own copies of Knitting Daily TV on CD so she could watch them whenever she wanted.
There's a new season coming up, and I invited Annie Bakken, associate producer, to give you the rundown.
Knitting Daily TV Is Back for Season 7!
As associate producer of Knitting Daily TV, I'm excited to bring you what I think is the best tips and techniques series we've produced so far. To prove the educational value of this season, I thought I'd break it down into 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. Guest appearances by 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, or mattress stitch; knit-on edgings; custom toggles; and learn how to weave in your ends in intarsia knitting; keep track of your knitting using stitch markers; and much more.
10 patterns: As always, with each series of Knitting Daily TV free pattern downloads are available on the website KnittingDailyTV.com 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 (the pattern will be available for download July 21, 2011). 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; both patterns are available this month.
23+ 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.
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. The DVD is available online, so get your copy now!
All in all, I hope these numbers prove that this season of Knitting Daily TV is sure to increase your yarn knowledge. We hope you'll tune into the show on your local Public Television station this month, and visit us online at KnittingDailyTV.com.