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					Knit & Crochet Today Episodes #201-226
Join our host, Brett Bara, and our knit and crochet experts, Kristin Nicholas, Robyn Chachula, Drew Emborsky & Maggie Pace, as we explore all that’s fabulous a bout knitting and crochet! Each episode is packed with new ideas and free patterns, plus special interviews with top industry professionals who give us a peek into their inspiration and what goes on inside the exciting world of knitting and crochet!

#201 – Hats Off!
Hats off to the start of a new season! Up first is Kristin Nicholas who shows how to knit a super cute fair isle earflap hat using 3 fun colors. The Crochet dude, Drew Emborsky, shares a quick crochet brimmed cap with a no frills flower. Guest interview with the Krochet Kids, who took their crochet skills and started a non-profit to benefit women in Africa. We also start our square of the week program, sharing either a knit or crochet afghan square that will make up into a beautiful afghan. Knit Ear Flap Hat (Put picture from pattern) Designed by Tanis Gray Crochet Brim Hat (Put picture from pattern) Designed by Alison Grenier Special Guests Krochet Kids For more information on the Krochet Kids go to www.krochetkidsinternational.com Square of the week (put picture of finished knit afghan) Knit “basketweave” (this should be just the pattern for the knit basketweave)

#202
Put your needles and hooks to work stitching up projects for charity with our quick knit and crochet baby bla nket projects. Robyn Chachula whips up an adorable crochet blanket and Maggie Pace shares an easy knit blankie that are sure to inspire you to stitch up a little love for a good cause. Our special guest Debbie Macomber, New York Times best selling author of the “Blossom Street” series, hares her insights on writing, knitting and her love of charitable causes. Knit Baby Blanket (pattern) Crochet Baby Blanket (pattern) Special Guest Interview with Debbie Macomber For more information on Debbie Macomber go to www.debbiemacomber.com. For more information on her line of accessories go to www.leisurearts.com Square of the week (put picture of finished crochet afghan) Crochet “waves & bobbles” (this should be just the pattern for the waves & bobbles

#203 – Making Granny Motifs
More popular than ever, the granny square is a favorite with both knitters and crocheters. Knitter Kristin Nicholas shares her “granny squares for knitters” afghan and Drew Emborsky shows how to mix it up with a gorgeous lacy granny square. Martin and Larissa Brown, authors of the book “Knitalong”, share their insights into knitting groups. Pattern #2003 C2 Pattern #2003 C1 Special Guest Interview Martin and Larissa Brown Square of the Week Knitted Seed Stitch

#204 – Basics of Shaping, Construction and Fit
Shaping and construction of a garment can seem like an overwhelming task. On today’s episode Robyn and Maggie will walk you through some of the basics of shaping and fit with two beautiful sweaters designed by today’s guest Mari Lynn Patrick. Known for her amazing knit and crochet designs Mari Lynn shares with us how she got started designing and her ongoing love affair with yarn. Pattern, Knit Cabled Striped Tunic Pattern, Crochet Lazy Daze of Summer Special Guest Interview with Mari Lynn Patrick Square of the Week Crochet Houndstooth

#205 – Colorful Socks
Today we’re socking it to you with two fantastic sock patterns. First Drew will show you how to make a toe-up crochet sock, and then Kristin will give your feet a treat with some colorful knitted socks. Our guest today is legendary designer Kaffe Fassett, who will tell us all about the new yarn he developed using his color expertise. Pattern, crochet Heart & Sole Socks Pattern, Knit Kaffe Fassett Socks Special Guest Interview with Kaffe Fassett Square of the Week Crochet Shell Pattern St

#206 – Mixing Fabric and Yarn
Take what you have and make it new again! Today Maggie will transform her daughter's favorite vest into a jacket by adding knit sleeves, and Robyn adds crochet embellishments to a favorite tee. Today’s guests are the founders of Ravelry, Jess and Casey Forbes, who will share how they started one of our favorite web sites. Pattern, Knit Sleeves for Child’s Jacket Pattern, Crochet Tee Shirt Makeover Special interview with Ravelry founders Jess and Casey Forbes, and Mary-Heather. For more information about Ravelry go to www.ravelry.com Square of the week Knit, Bells & Ribs

#207 – Colorwork and Embellishment
Do your projects sometimes seem to lack that certain something? Well today Kristin shares her colorful secrets by taking a cushion and making it ten times more amazing with a variety of embellishments. Drew will share how to transform a basic pillow into something special with sweet flower appliques. For more amazing textile inspiration take a peek at our chat with Margaret Miller, founder of an organization that promotes and teaches the textile arts to people of all ages. Pattern, Color Work Pillow Pattern, Crochet Eco Cotton Pillow Interview with Margaret Miller from the Textile Center Square of the week Crochet, Radiant

#208 – Feltable Fun
Felting really is fun! Today Robyn shares an adorable crochet dog toy that will have your pet in stitches. Maggie uses her expert felting skills to show how to make a fab knitted bowl. We also take a journey to the “Knit Out and Crochet Too” in Minnesota where we had a chance to meet with many enthusiastic knitters and crocheters. Pattern, Crochet & Felt Giraffe Dog Toy Pattern, Knit & Felted Flower Pot Journey to the “Knit Out and Crochet Too” for more information Go to www.craftyarncouncil.com Square of the week Knit, Daisy Chain

#209 – Knit Tank & Filet Choker
Today we are showing off two designs created by sellers on Etsy.c om. First up is Maggie sharing the ins and outs of how to make a knit tank with a lace insert. Then Robyn will show how to make a Victorian filet crochet choker. Our guest today is Rob Kalin, the founder of Etsy. Pattern, Crochet Grandma was a Floozy Necklace. For more information go to www.grandmawasafloozy.etsy.com Pattern, Knit Tank Top. For more information go to www.adorabubbleknits.com Interview with Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy. For more information go to www.etsy.com Square of the week Crochet, Lace Ripples

#210 – Stitching With Kids
Get the younger generation stitching with our easy kid projects. First up today we’re learning to make a sweet but simple crochet tube top that any little girl would love. Then special guest Kendall and her mom Maggie are going to demonstrate how to make a cute pillow that would be adorable in any kid’s room. Susan Levin and Gloria Tracy, a designer-author duo, visit with us to share a new book aimed at kids who want to learn to stitch. Pattern, Crochet Child’s Tube Dress Pattern, Knit Mary Ruth’s Sampler Pillow Interview with Susan Levin and Gloria Tracy. For more information on “Show Me How: Knitting” go to www.amazon.com

Square of the week Knit, Pueblo

#211 – Projects For Guys
Today we’re showing a little love for the men among us with some dapper projects for guys. Our resident guy Drew will show us how to make a knit ted scarf then we’ll work on a crochet vest. We’re also taking a field trip to chat with knitting superstar Debbie Stoller about her new book of designs for guys, "Son of a Stitch n Bitch". Pattern, Knit Sampler Scarf Pattern, Crochet Men’s Vest Interview with Debbie Stoller. For more information about Debbie’s latest book go to www.amazon.com Square of the week Knit Windswept

#212 – Adorable Toys
Today we’re playing around with some super fun patterns for knit and crochet toys. You won’t want to miss our adorable knitted lamb and our out-of-this-world crochet coffee cup. Then we take a trip to visit with Ana Paula Rimoli, author of a new book on the cute Japanese-in spired toys called amigurumi. Pattern, Knit Lamb. For more information go to www.fuzzymitten.com Pattern, Crochet Tea Cup. Interview with Ana Paula Rimoli. For more information on Ana’s amigurumi go to www.amigurumipatterns.blogspot.com Square of the week Knit Wrap Mock Cable

#213 – Lovely Lace
If you’ve ever wanted to delve into lace knitting or crochet, today’s show is for you. First up Maggie shows how lace knitting can be easier than you think with a simple knit scarf. Then Robyn takes us step by step through a crochet pineapple lace tank. Take a trip with us to visit lace crochet maven, Doris Chan, who literally wrote the book on chunky la ce crochet. Pattern, Lace Shawl. For more information go to www.cityknits.com Pattern, Crochet Pineapple Tank. Interview with Doris Chan. For more information go to www.doriseverydaycrochet.blogspot.com Square of the week Crochet Cable

#214 – Entrelac Knitting & Crochet
We’ve got something exciting in store for you today, we’re working on some beautiful entrelac patterns. This fascinating technique is wonderful for a variety of projects and we’re going to show you how to stitch up a knitted pillow and a crocheted shawl. Special Guest Jennifer Acherman-Haywood of “CraftSanity”. Entrelac Wrap Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick Entrelac Pillow

Designed by Jenn Jarvis Guest Interview Jennifer Acherman-Haywood of “CraftSanity” For more information go to www.craftsanity.com Square of the Week Knit Tumbleweed

#215 – The Perfect Gifts
Looking for a quick gift idea? Why not try stitching up fabulous knit & Crochet Jewelry. We’ve got some fantastic projects that are quick, stylish and one size fit s all. We also have a vis it with Karen Kendrick-Hands and the Stitching group from City Knits in Detroit Flowering Necklace Designed by Linda Perman Bobble & Thread Necklace Designed by Maggie Pace For more information go to www.pickupsticksonline.com Guest Interview Karen Kendrick-Hands and the Stitching group from City Knits in Detroit For more information go to www.cityknits.com Square of the Week Knit Turnpike

#216 – One of a Kind Baby Gifts
Oh baby! Do we have some cute projects for you today. We have knit & crochet baby booties that will have you going “ga ga”. Guest Interview with Brandon Mably. Courtside Booties Designed by Donna Childs Baby Hat & Booties Designed by Susan B. Anderson For more information go to www.susanbanderson.blogspot.com Guest Interview Designer Brandon Mably For more information go to www.brandonmably.com Square of the Week Crochet Cable

#217 – High Fashion Knit & Crochet
All you fashionistas out there get your hooks & needles ready because today we’ve got 2 stunning projects from top designer James Coviello. Color Block Coat Designed by James Coviello for Vogue Knitting For more information on Vogue Knitting go to www.vogueknitting.com Patchwork Jacket Designed by James Coviello for Vogue Knitting For more information on Vogue Knitting go to www.vogueknitting.com Guest Interview

Designer James Coviello For more information go to www.jamescoviello.com Square of the Week Jubilee Diamond

#218 – Sculptural Projects
On this episode we’re getting in shape with nifty knit & crochet projects that are big on shaping and even bigger on style. You’ll love our yarny snail and a starched bowl. We also spend time with designer/author/ Shannon Okey. Filigree Bowl Designed by Linda Perman Garden Snail Designed by Hansi Singh Guest Interview Shannon Okey For more information go to www.knitgrrl.com Square of the Week Crochet Wagon Wheel

#219 – Knit & Crochet Afghans
Today we’re getting all wrapped up in two fantastic afghan patterns. We have a beautiful cable lace knitted afghan and a cozy crochet throw. Our guest today is Cari Clement from Rwanda Knits Crochet Soft Wave Throw Cable Knit Throw Designed by Brenda Lewis Guest Interview Cari Clement from Rwanda Knits For more information go to www.rwandaknits.org Square of the Week Crochet Skip Streem

#220 – Stichy Home Décor
We’re getting cozy with some lovely cushions for your home. These easy to stitch pillows will be a welcome addition to any home. Our guest interview is with designer Erica Knight. Shell Puff Pillow Designed by Mary Jane Protus Horseshoe Blocks Pillow Designed by Michele Maks Guest Interview Designer Erica Knight For information about Erica’s books go to www.amazon.com Square of the Week Mini Diamond

#221 – Ripples For Knit & Crochet
There’s a ripple of excitement because we’re learning all about ripple afghans. This quick & easy stitch is really popular right now so we are bringing you two great ripple afghans, one knit and one crochet. We’ll also visit with Clara Parks from Knitters Review. Seashore Afghan Knit Zigzag Ease Designed by Edie Eckman Guest Interview Clara Parks from Knitters Review For more information go to www.knittersreview.com Square of the Week Knit Acron

#222 – Mixing Knit & Crochet
Have you ever had anyone ask you which is better, knit or crochet? Well we think they’re both great. Today we are ending the knit vs crochet battle once and for all by combining both techniques. First we have a gourgeous sweater and then a pair of fingerless beaded gloves. We will also visit with designer/teacher/author Barry Klein. Knit Cable & Crochet Cardigan Designed by Candi Jensen Fingerless Beaded Gloves Designed by Candi Jensen from her book “Knitting Loves Crochet” For more information about Candi’s books go to www.amazon.com Guest Interview Designer/teacher/author Barry Klein For more information on his books go to www.amazon.com Square of the Week Crochet Wavy Ribs

#223 – Fancy Footwork
Today we are jumping feet first into some exciting foot friendly projects. We’ll learn how to knit 2 socks at once then we’ll be making some cute crochet slippers. Our guest today is Melissa Morgan-Oakes. Granny Slippers Designed by Randy Cavaliere Wavy Gravy Socks Designed by Melissa Morgan-Oaks Guest Interview Melissa Morgan-Oakes For more information go to www.melissaknits.com Square of the Week Crochet Network

#224 – Teens Get Stitching
Today we are stit ching up stylish projects for teenagers. Knitting & Crochet are huge trends on the teen scene and we’ve got a couple of projects that are sure to be a hit. First up a Tunisian crochet belt and then a sweet knit purse. Guest interview with crafts & literacy scholar Dr. Linda Williams, Ph.D Tunisian Crochet Belt. Designed by Linda Cyr Knit Teen Bag Designed by Linda Cyr Guest Interview Dr. Linda Williams, Ph.D. Square of the Week Crochet Checker Board

#225 – Knit & Crochet Tips
Today is tip day! We will feature a whole batch of hook & needle tricks to keep your stitching hands happy. You’ll also learn about loom knitting with our guest Isela Phelps Guest Interview Isela Phelps For more information go to www.isela.typepad.com Square of the Week Finishing the knit afghan

#226-Projects Using Faux Leather
We’re mixing things up today and adding fabric to our knit & crochet creations. First up is a snazzy pillow and then a totally cute tote bag. Our guest interview is wit h Mary Beth Temple & also a Linda Cyr tip. Granny & Pleather Bag Designed by Candi Jensen from her book “Crochet Bags” For more information go to www.amazon.com Pillow With Ultrasuede Designed by Candi Jensen from her book “Knitting Loves Crochet” For more information go to www.amazon.com Guest Interview Designer/Author Mary Beth Temple For more information go to www.marybethtemple.com


				
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