Feb
03

Knitting Daily TV: Mega Big Yarn!

As I mentioned in my last post, the newest season of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howellย  is now airing on PBS (check your local listings for when it airs in you ‘hood!) In the second episode we really get into the Thick of It; that is we focus on the trend, application and art of using REALLY big yarns to knit with. Here’s the gist of what you can expect:

Studio Guests: Yarnspirations Designer, Nicole Weiner & BagSmith‘s, Becca Smith.

Virtual Guest: Fiber Artist, Kait Brink.

Projects/Techniques: Learn to make a cool, Mega Bulky hat in just 30 minutes, plus chat the magic and scale of using REALLY big needles to create your next project!

Bernat Mega Bulky, Acorn Hat

 

Stitch Sampler: Co-host, Tanis Gray shows a Loop Stitch using chunky yarn.

My favorite moment or thing I learned from the episode:ย  For years I’d seen the BagSmith booth at trade shows and wanted to learn how use the ginormous needles that Becca’s mom is always demonstrating. I finally got to sit down for a lesson, then (post TV shoot) get started on the smocked blanket Becca shares the pattern for!

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Check your local listing for airing times, or get the whole season on DVD or digital download here!

 

Tune in; knit on!

xx,
Vickie
@vickiehowell