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This series covers a variety of needle crafts from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning, and guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber.

TV Schedule

Joining Up #713 [TV-G]
In-depth instruction on the mattress stitch, some of the best patterns by top designers in the crochet world, the last of the lessons on the Chain Reaction Afghan, and a quick lesson on knit-on edgings.

  • KET2 Friday, July 25 at 11:00 am EDT
  • KET Saturday, August 30 at 12:30 pm EDT

Shape Up #708 [TV-G]
A basic tutorial on short rows, with samples of how to translate standard shaping into short-rows for perfectly smooth lines; using short rows, and a few other simple techniques, to create knitted ruffles in fabric; the afghan crochet-along; a unique technique for left-handed reverse crochet while working tapestry crochet flat; and keeping track of knitting with ring markers, stitch markers, or other notions.

  • KET Saturday, July 26 at 12:30 pm EDT

Needle Art Trends #801 [TV-G]
A demonstration on pleated knitting; trendy, new materials in the needle arts; the serene box pleat and a motif pleated edging; and a tip on Dorset, or yarn-covered buttons for a matched, couture finish.

  • KET2 Friday, August 1 at 11:00 am EDT

Color Play #709 [TV-G]
Intarsia knitting; elementary students who are learning to stitch through the Needle Arts Mentoring Program; different ideas for making the Chain Reaction Afghan in an array of color ways or in favorite colors; and advice on weaving in the ends of your yarns when knitting Intarsia.

  • KET Saturday, August 2 at 12:30 pm EDT

Top It Off! #802 [TV-G]
The Silver Lining Hat, a football shaped headpiece that turns into a fun hat with minimal finishing; beret fashions; a foundation stitch that creates a picot edging; and a lesson in making pom poms.

  • KET2 Friday, August 8 at 11:00 am EDT

Not Always Straight #710 [TV-G]
Some basics on working with bias bands as a finishing technique; sideways knitting to create a nautical-inspired sweater incorporating clever combinations of textured stitches and design details; the Chain Reaction Afghan and ways to upsize some of the squares to create even larger blankets or garments; and a lesson on picking up stitches.

  • KET Saturday, August 9 at 12:30 pm EDT

Color Challenge #803 [TV-G]
A stranded knitting lesson with a twist, color blending, interlocking crochet, and Armenian knitting.

  • KET2 Friday, August 15 at 11:00 am EDT

Clever Designs #711 [TV-G]
A primer on substituting cable stitch patterns, the Nirvana Beaded Tank Top, options for combining the afghan's squares in unique ways,and a quick tip for creating custom closures and toggles.

  • KET Saturday, August 16 at 12:30 pm EDT

Take Care #804 [TV-G]
Washing and blocking hand knits, cleaning and caring for fiber, fun trims, and duplicate stitch.

  • KET2 Friday, August 22 at 11:00 am EDT

Going Seamless #712 [TV-G]
The basics of steeking; the basic scarf - it can be knit or crocheted, and worn multiple ways; the Chain Reaction Afghan Project; a quick tip on decorative seams, including whipstitch, baseball stitch, and blanket stitch.

  • KET Saturday, August 23 at 12:30 pm EDT

Entreknits #805 [TV-G]
Pinwheel knitting, mitered knitting, creating fullness in your crochet designs, and a short-row scarf project.

  • KET2 Friday, August 29 at 11:00 am EDT

Help Wanted #806 [TV-G]
A primer on working with pencil rovings, all about pilly yarns, faux overlapping crochet motifs, and reinforcing threads to fix saggy or weak spots in a knitted project.

  • KET2 Friday, September 5 at 11:00 am EDT

Nature-Inspired Knits #1301 [TV-G]
Anne Hanson talks about natural wool and shows how to bring out the best of yarn's natural texture.

  • KET Saturday, September 6 at 12:30 pm EDT

Texture It Is #807 [TV-G]
A scrunch stitch, or welting stitch, and how to knit into rows below your working row; various texture filled knitwear and the tubular cast-on; lightweight yarns; and how to knit in stacked ruffles.

  • KET2 Friday, September 12 at 11:00 am EDT

Short Stuff #1302 [TV-G]
Myra Wood shows how to work short-rows in a colorful scarf pattern.

  • KET Saturday, September 13 at 12:30 pm EDT

A Touch of Whimsy #808 [TV-G]
Turning cables on the axis with bias knitting; drape, ruching, and more directional stitching; creating vintage potholders; and a lesson on beaded cast-ons.

  • KET2 Friday, September 19 at 11:00 am EDT

Literary Knits #1303 [TV-G]
Costume designer Annie Modesitt talks about knitting's place in literature at the knitting library.

  • KET Saturday, September 20 at 12:30 pm EDT

Carry-All #809 [TV-G]
A primer in I-cord, great beginning needlepoint projects, knitted and crocheted purse fashion, how to crochet a sturdy purse handle, and a tip on mitered corners.

  • KET2 Friday, September 26 at 11:00 am EDT

Yakkety Yak #810 [TV-G]
How to give your knitting a new lift with techniques that carry a strand in to the row above for a pop of color and texture, yak yarns, filet crochet, and a quick tip on fringe.

  • KET2 Friday, October 3 at 11:00 am EDT

Go Global #811 [TV-G]
A beautiful Latvian old-world technique that shows off color work; Portuguese two-color knitting; Tunisian crocheted lace; and a lesson in thrumming, a technique that adds warmth to your knitting with a layer of rovings knitted in.

  • KET2 Friday, October 10 at 11:00 am EDT

Get Shorty #812 [TV-G]
A primer in short rows, short row knitting for scarves, lightweight crochet projects for newborns, and yarn advice for knitting short rows.

  • KET2 Friday, October 17 at 11:00 am EDT

Quite Effective #813 [TV-G]
A lesson in grafting in patterns, a great pullover design that incorporates textured stitches, how to care for your vintage textiles with proper washing and spot cleaning techniques, and a clever afterthought opening minimizes waste and shaping dilemmas at heels and sleeves.

  • KET2 Friday, October 24 at 11:00 am EDT
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