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Knit and Crochet Now!

Fashion Forward (#108)

Learn how to knit a versatile cardigan and crochet a shaped pullover. Mary Jane Hall is interviewed. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: The entertaining KNIT & CROCHET NOW! features the top designers and experts in the field. In each episode, author, blogger and designer Brett Bara introduces a rotating cast of talented and experienced needle artists, each of whom demonstrates popular techniques for creating lace, purses, patterns, felting and many other items. Field pieces also highlight the latest industry news, the best knitting and crochet blogs, and interviews with those on the cutting-edge of color and apparel design.

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  • Baby Shower (#101)

    Great gifts for a baby shower include a knit stuffed Bunny and cute crochet binky fobs. [26 minutes]

  • Eco-Friendly (#102)

    A filet market bag is crocheted and a fun cable scarf is knitted. Debbie Bliss is interviewed. [26 minutes]

  • Color Techniques (#103)

    Have fun with color with Drew's colorful crochet coin purse and Kristin's knit fingerless gloves. [26 minutes]

  • Be Jewelled (#104)

    A stunning crochet beaded bracelet and felted knit cherries bracelet plus barrette are created. [26 minutes]

  • Cozy, Comfy Afghans (#105)

    Kristin knits a stained glass afghan and Drew crochets a stunning granny afghan by Ellen Gormley. [26 minutes]

  • Unique Tools (#106)

    A unique scarf using the bloom loom and scarves using hairpin lace and broom stick lace are shown. [26 minutes]

  • Pampered Pets (#107)

    Pamper your pets with a crochet plaid dog bed and a cute cat nip toy. Pauline Wall is interviewed. [26 minutes]

  • Warm & Welcoming (#109)

    Kristin makes a "Garter Ridge" pillow and Drew shares his crochet cabled pillow. [26 minutes]

  • One Day Projects (#110)

    Maggie shares her felted knit make up bag and Myra works on a colorful bag by Marly Bird. [26 minutes]

  • Alternative Fibers (#111)

    Drew crochets a bowl using strips of fabric and Kristin knits a rug using old t-shirts. [26 minutes]

  • Great Gifts (#112)

    Maggie knits slipper socks and Myra shows how to crochet unique shapes that turn into a scarf. [26 minutes]

  • Creative Kitchen (#113)

    Kristin shows how to make a Susan Anderson apple dishcloth and Drew makes a scrubby dishcloth. [26 minutes]

  • Baby Sweaters (#201)

    Today we have an adorable knit baby tux by Judy Lamb and a crochet dress by Robyn Chachula. [26 minutes]

  • Lace (#211)

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  • Scarves (#213)

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  • Wall Art (#301)

    Robyn makes giant crochet motifs, designed by Linda Dean, that are perfect to hang on a wall. [26 minutes]

  • It's A Wrap (#302)

    Maggie shows how to knit a pattern stitch wrap in a quick chunky yarn, designed by Meghan Jones. [26 minutes]

  • Baby Sleeping Sack (#303)

    Robyn shows a colorful crochet sack and Kristin demonstrates the steps of a knit hooded baby sack. [26 minutes]

  • Afghans (#304)

    Maggie shows how to knit a beautiful Moth Wing afghan designed by Michael Del Veccio. [26 minutes]

  • Sweaters (#305)

    Robyn showcases a fashionable granny square sweater and Kristin knits a directional rib cardigan. [26 minutes]

  • Light Up The Room (#306)

    Take a plain lamp shade and add a little knit or crochet to make it your own. [26 minutes]

  • Socks (#307)

    Robyn shows how to make crochet a pair of graphic socks and Kristin makes a pair of striped socks. [26 minutes]

  • Working with Fabric (#308)

    Maggie adds knitting to a fabric dress. Ellen shows how to make a fabric and crochet baby blanket. [26 minutes]

  • Scarves (#309)

    Robyn will show how to make a Tunisian scarf and Kristin shares a color work knit scarf. [26 minutes]

  • Rugs (#310)

    Meghan Jones has a fun garter stitch rug and Carrie Carpenter showcases a giant crochet doily, [26 minutes]

  • Footstools (#311)

    Robyn shows how to make a granny square cover and Kristin demonstrates a knit strip cover. [26 minutes]

  • Beading with Knit and Crochet (#312)

    Two coin purses are the perfect starter projects for learning how to knit or crochet with beads. [26 minutes]

  • Gifts (#313)

    Robyn shows how to make a thread necklace and Kristin creates a cable stitch tablet. [26 minutes]

  • Throws (#401)

    Knit a haxagon throw with Maggie Pace and crochet a floral throw with Robyn Chachula. [26 minutes]

  • Shrug It Off (#402)

    Ellen Gormley crochets an award winning lace shrug. Kristen Nicholas knits a simple spring cardigan. [26 minutes]

  • Animal Pals (#403)

    Maggie Pace shows how to make a topsy turvy elephant and mouse by designer Susan B. Anderson. [26 minutes]

  • Dog Sweaters (#404)

    Knit a cabled dog sweater with Kristen Nicholas. Ellen Gormley crochets a cheery gingham sweater. [26 minutes]

  • Crochet Caps for Him and Her (#405)

    Ellen Gormely shows how to work crocheted cables and crochet with beads as she makes two hats. [26 minutes]

  • Baby Dress-Up (#406)

    Learn to work duplicate stitch to embellish a chunky knitted vest with Kristen Nicholas. [26 minutes]

  • Wardrobe Builders (#407)

    Go against the grain when knitting the vertical drop tee. A classic crochets jacket is showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Alternative Fiber (#408)

    Kristen Nicholas shows how to knit a mink stole using a simple lace pattern and 100% mink yarn. [26 minutes]

  • Pretty Pocketbooks (#409)

    Designer Maggie Pace takes felting to a new level with her circle handbag. [26 minutes]

  • Knit and Crochet Wreaths (#410)

    Kristen Nicholas shows how to make flowers with knitting or crochet to decorate a straw wreath. [26 minutes]

  • Golf Club Covers (#411)

    Every golfer wants to protect their clubs with covers. Maggie Pace makes a knitted spiral rib cover. [26 minutes]

  • Baby Blankets (#412)

    Learn intarsia knitting with Kristen Nicholas as she makes a quick-knit striped blanket. [26 minutes]

  • Lace Collar and Cuffs (#413)

    Dress up a plain pullover or cardigan with these great accessories designed by Lee Gant. [26 minutes]

  • Colorful Throws (#501)

    Amy Herzog shows how to make the Shadowbox Afghan with knitted mitered Squares. [26 minutes]

  • Head Warmers (#502)

    Kristin Nicholas shows how to make the Vineyard Hat and Ellen Gormley crochets the Bobble Tweed. [26 minutes]

  • Lacy Cardigans (#503)

    Amy Herzog demonstrates the chunky knitted lace for the Cozy Lace Cardigan. [26 minutes]

  • Baby Blankets (#504)

    Kristin Nicholas uses a classic knitted ripple pattern for the Ripple Stripe Blanket. [26 minutes]

  • Shaped Shawls (#505)

    Easy Shawls using self-striping yarn, a knit version and a crochet version, are demonstrated. [26 minutes]

  • Cozy Cushions Pillows (#506)

    A Color Block Pillow and a Geometric Pillow using different techniques for each side are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Table Toppers Placemats (#507)

    A Checkerboard Placemat using a slip stitch knit pattern and a Checkerboard Squares scarf are made. [26 minutes]

  • Toasty Toes Skippers (#508)

    Chunky Cable Slippers, Crochet Boot Slippers and a Chutes and Ladders scarf are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Vests for Baby Sweaters (#509)

    A Slip Stitch Vest, a simple pullover Crochet Baby Vest and the Entrelac Crochet scarf are made. [26 minutes]

  • Hot Water Bottle Covers (#510)

    The Guest Room Hot Water Bottle Cover and the Jamieson Hot Water Bottle Cover are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Quick Stitch Sweaters (#511)

    The Asymmetrical Cardigan the Chunky Cable Pullover and the Color Wave scarf are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • American Wool Gloves (#512)

    Make embroidered fingerless gloves using American-grown wool. The Smocked Rib Scarf is featured. [26 minutes]

  • Tips and Tricks (#513)

    Amy Herzog and Ellen Gormley present a variety of tips make you better at knitting and crocheting. [26 minutes]

  • Keeping Bay Warm (#601)

    Kristin shows how to knit a Sawtelle Cardigan and Ellen demonstrates the crochet Sideways Cardigan. [26 minutes]

  • Colorful Hats (#602)

    Learn to crochet an African Flower Slouch with Robyn and work 2-color knit magic with Kristin's Hat. [26 minutes]

  • Playful Ponchos (#603)

    Knit up a cable Cloos poncho. Robyn demonstrates how to crochet the open stitch Lisbon poncho. [26 minutes]

  • Comfy Afghans (#604)

    Ellen shows how to stitch up the Spring Bud Afghan. Lena demonstrates the crochet Popcorn Crawl. [26 minutes]

  • Terrific T-Shirts (#605)

    Lena demonstrates how to knit the The Butterfly Tee and the Stripes and Short Rows scarf. [26 minutes]

  • Let's Have A Party (#606)

    Drew, The Crochet Dude, shows how to crochet a Banner and make a Party Gift Tag. [26 minutes]

  • Ottomans (#607)

    The knit Garter Stripe Ottoman with Kristin and the Motif Ottoman designed by Ellen are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Kiddie Toys (#608)

    Special guest Jenny King drops by to show off her crochet Rupert The Rabbit toy. [26 minutes]

  • Handwarmers (#609)

    Drew demonstrates the Scalloped Fingerless Gloves and Robyn shows us her crochet Doily Wristlets. [26 minutes]

  • Lacy Shawls (#610)

    Jenny King demonstrates her beautiful crochet Blue Lagoon Shawl-perfect for many occasions. [26 minutes]

  • Necklace (#611)

    The Paloma Necklace and Bracelet Boho Circles and Ring and The Chunky Lace Scarf are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Styllish Cardigans (#612)

    The knit Alabaster Cardigan and the steps of the crochet Uptown Chic are demonstrated. [26 minutes]

  • Headbands (#613)

    The Thai Garden Headband, a Loom-Knit Meadow Moss Headband and The Big Cable Knit Cowl are made. [26 minutes]

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