Knit and Crochet Now

Join co-hosts Connie Ellison and Lena Skvagerson and leading experts as they share share their passion for knit and crochet by demonstrating new patterns, special techniques, plus tips and tricks. Each episode features a knit design and a crochet design that includes open shoulder pullovers, asymmetrical shawls, baby blankets, circular afghans, slipper socks, popular beanies and much more. The "Technique Corner" segment features Skvagerson demonstrating knit or crochet block stitches to complete a sampler afghan.

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Afghans with Many Borders

Episode #1002 · Versatility is the key to creating afghans that feature three different possible borders. Lee Sartori starts the show with the crocheted Petranella Throw offering a choice of three different borders to personalize to your taste. Then Britt Schmiesing has a lesson in the Technique Corner for Crochet Colorwork. The final afghan is the Nubby Afghan, with three different borders to choose from. Melissa Leapman creates and knits this easy design featuring great texture.

Colorwork Cowls

Episode #1003 · Whatever the weather, cowls are comfortable, easy to wear and so on trend. This episode features colorwork. Lena Skvagerson begins with the Oslo Cowl - a moebius twist combined with Fair Isle snowflakes in tapestry crochet. Then in the Technique Corner Rohn Strong shows tips on making crochet and knit I-cords. Last is Kristin Omdahl and the Norwegian Cowl with a tapered flap in the front.

Hooded Scarves

Episode #1004 · When the wind is blowing, nothing is cozier than a hooded scarf that does double duty as a hat AND wrap. The featured crochet pattern is a cabled scarf, the Hoodie Scarf, with Toni Lipsey. Then it's time for a fun technique - did you know you can crochet with plastic bags? Lee Sartori shows you how in the Technique Corner. Rohn Strong and the Hoodie Shawl close the show. Wear it as a shawl or pull it up over your head for an instant hood.

Fantasy Filly Cardigans

Episode #1005 · Who says horses are found only on a farm? On this episode fantasy fillies find a home on two adorable cardigans. Lee Sartori is first with the Unicorn Cardi adorned with mythical creatures. Then it's a lesson on how to change your sleeve length with Lena Skvagerson in the Technique Corner. The show ends with Kristin Omdahl as the whimsical style continues with the knitted Purple Pony Cardigan.

Oversized Tees

Episode #1006 · We don't think about summer enough when designing knit and crochet garments. This episode features some favorite summer wardrobe choices with oversized tees. The first look is the Beach Rose Tee with Britt Schmiesing. It is a crocheted, lacy tee great for dressy or casual wear. Then its time for a fun technique to dress up your favorite sneakers with a crochet top from Rohn Strong in the Technique Corner. Last is the Afternoon Tee featuring split sides with Melissa Leapman.

Market Bags

Episode #1007 · Show off your creative style with market bags that are environmentally friendly and so useful. The first bag is the Terrific Tote using the crochet ripple stitch. Toni Lipsey demonstrates this durable bag made with nylon cord perfect for the beach, market place or every day! Then it's Turkish crochet beads with Britt Schmiesing in the Technique Corner. Kristin Omdahl demonstrates a knitted bag, the Union Market Bag.

Perfect Ponchos

Episode #1008 · What makes the perfect poncho? Is it the design, the yarn, or the style? Today's featured garments have all three! First, Lee Sartori demonstrates the Textured Cable Poncho. Then it's the Technique Corner with Lena Skvagerson - learn how to make perfect buttonholes. Last, Melissa Leapman knits the Leaf Lace Poncho, a flattering design to compliment casual or dress attire.

Classic Cardis

Episode #1009 · If ever there was a classic sweater style it definitely would have to be the cardigan-- a fashion statement all by itself. Toni Lipsey is first with the Crochet Crocus Lace Cardigan with a figure-flattering A-line design. Then in the Technique Corner Lee Satori shows how to get a straight seam when crocheting in the round. Finally, Rohn Strong creates the Sweet Springs Cardi that looks great on everyone.

Baby Blankets

Episode #1010 · Who can resist cuddling a tiny baby in a beautiful blanket? This episode features two new baby blanket patterns. Toni Lipsey demonstrates the crocheted Candy-Gram Baby Blanket finished with a beautiful lacy border. In the Technique Corner Rohn Strong shows how to join a new ball or color of yarn the right way resulting in a neater more professional look. Finally, Kristin Omdahl has an impressive knitted pattern for a Cozy Cable Blanket.

Mosaic Looking Hats

Episode #1011 · From head to toes, we've got you covered this season on Knit and Crochet Now! This episode is all about hats, beginning with Melissa Leapman and the Dotted Stripes Hat - perfect for a beginner. Then Britt Schmiesing is in the Technique Corner with a lesson on foundation crochet. The final knitted design is the Love Bug Beanie with co-host Lena Skvagerson.

Hygge Feet

Episode #1012 · Whether on the ski slopes or at home, if you have cold feet, this episode has some great solutions. Toni Lipsey makes Ski Boots that are fun for the entire family. Then see what kind of fun projects can be made by crocheting around a cord with Lee Sartori in the Technique Corner. Finally, Rohn Strong demonstrates a pair of Snug Slippers to keep you warm all winter long.

Holiday Stockings

Episode #1013 · The last episode features holiday designs for holiday stockings. Melissa Leapman starts with the Folk Art Crochet Stocking. Then Jonah Larson is featured in the final Technique Corner showing tips and stitches when crocheting with loopy yarn. The last project of the season is the Waiting for Santa Knitted Stocking with Kristin Omdahl.

Circular Afghans

Episode #1101 · The first episode features Toni Lipsey and the Alegria Afghan worked in the round. Then it's the Technique Corner with Lena Skvagerson, working the first crochet block with bean stitches for our Novo Block Afghan. Finally, Kristin Omdahl demos rich knit stitches and textures in the Matelasse Lapghan.

Hoodie Sweaters

Episode #1102 · Lee Sartori starts the show with the crocheted stylish Gradient Pullover. Then Lena Skvagerson gets us started on the Verity Block Knit afghan by stitching the first block with berry-in-a-box stitches. The final garment is the Nordkapp Hoodie, a cozy winter favorite. Rohn Strong knits this easy design featuring great texture.

Knit and Crochet Now

Episode #1103 · This episode features Gansey inspired textures. Toni Lipsey begins with the Ashton Gansey Stole - a generous crochet wrap with beautiful cable work. In the Technique Corner Lena Skvagerson is working diamond stitches for the 2nd crochet square for the Novo Block Afghan. Last is Kristin Omdahl and the knit Gansey Stole, a piece rich with historic combinations of knit and purl stitches.

Popular Beanies

Episode #1104 · The featured crochet pattern is a trendy beanie, the 3-hook hat, with Lee Sartori. Are you ready for the 2nd knit block? Lena Skvagerson shows you how to work tulips in the Technique Corner. Rohn Strong and the Chica Beanie close the show. You can never have enough beanies, when the temperatures start dropping.

Rectangular Ponchos

Episode #1105 · Loving the layered look with oversized poncho-wraps as much as we do? Toni Lipsey is first with the unique and quite spectacular Island Dreams Wrap. Then it's a lesson on how to work bead stitches for crochet block 3 with Lena Skvagerson. The show ends with Kristin Omdahl as today's comfy theme continues with the knitted Moonstone Poncho.

Asymmetrical Shawls

Episode #1106 · We believe shawls are a girl's best friend. First up is a favorite accessory choice, the stunning Elixir Shawl with Lee Sartori. It is a crocheted, lacy piece great for dressy or casual wear. Then it's time for a fun knit rib technique used in knit block 3 from Lena Skvagerson in the Technique Corner. Last is the Pristine Knit Shawl featuring an abundance of lace stitches with Rohn Strong.

Sweet Baby Blankets

Episode #1107 · The first blanket in today's cuddly episode is the Pastel Ribbons Blanket using an interesting construction. Toni Lipsey demonstrates this one-of-a-kind blanket perfect to greet a new family member! Then it's crochet seed stitches for block 4 with Lena Skvagerson in the Technique Corner. Kristin Omdahl demonstrates the Happy Baby Blankie, making sure to put a smile on any little snuggle bug.

Waterfall Cardigans

Episode #1108 · What makes the perfect cardigan? Is it the design, the yarn, or the style? Today's featured garments have all three! First, Lee Sartori demonstrates the best-selling Euphoria Cardi. Then it's the Technique Corner with Lena Skvagerson- learn how to make a fancy knit texture for block 4. Last, Rohn Strong knits the California Coast Cardi, a design to compliment casual or dress attire.

Open Shoulder Pullovers

Episode #1109 · Today we have sun in our minds. Toni Lipsey is first with the Cold Shoulder Mandala Top with a flattering A-line design. Then in the Technique Corner Lena Skvagerson shows how make a crochet rib texture for block 5. Finally, Kristin Omdahl creates the Pickering Pullover that looks amazing on everyone.

Slipper Socks

Episode #1110 · If you have cold feet, this episode has some great solutions. Lee Sartori demonstrates the crocheted Embossed Cuff Slippers decorated with a beautiful leafy vine. In the Technique Corner Lena Skvagerson shows how to stitch a diagonal openwork for knit block 5. Finally, Kristin Omdahl has comfy Rainy Days Reading Socks on her needles.

Hooded Scarves

Episode #1111 · When the winds set in, we've got you covered this season! This episode is all about hooded scarves, beginning with Toni Lipsey and the Polar Vortex Hooded Scarf - perfect for the colder season. Then Lena Skvagerson is in the Technique Corner with a lesson on how to assembly all her knit and crochet blocks. The final knitted design is the Winterval Hooded Scarf with Rohn Strong.

Designer Purses

Episode #1112 · Whether on the way to work or a stroll downtown, if you have a love for purses, this episode has some great options. Lee Sartori crochets the Mandala Purse that has a rich texture and pretty construction. Then see what kind of pretty edgings that can be made by crocheting puff stitches with Lena Skvagerson. Finally, Kristin Omdahl demonstrates the Autumn Sky Purse, a perfect project to use up your scraps.

Holiday Mugrugs

Episode #1113 · Our last episode features holiday designs for holiday coffee dates. Toni Lipsey starts with the crochet Under The Tree Mugrug. Then Lena Skvagerson is featured in the final Technique Corner finishing off her knit afghan with a pretty cable edging. The last project of the season is the knit version of these cute tree huggin' mugrugs with Rohn Strong.

Gansey Lace Pullovers

Episode #1201 · First up is Toni Lipsey and the Samsara Lace pullover. This elegant and textural but lightweight tee features breathtaking stitches. Then it's time for the first of our stitch lessons with Lena Skvagerson. We begin with the Carnelian Stripe Crochet Scarf. The super easy granny stitch has never looked more modern! We finish up with the Monsoon knit pullover with Britt Schmiesing, with a variety of patterns, including dotted stockinette and petal lace.

Tiered Tunics

Episode #1202 · We begin with Kristen Omdahl and the Paradiso Tunic. This fun and flirty top with three-quarter-length sleeves and a baby doll silhouette, has a flowy fit that is flattering for all shapes and sizes! Then it's time for the scarf corner with Lena Skvargerson, and the Powder Mountain Knit Scarf. 4 colors and a bold chevron design make up this super-simple scarf. We finish up with Britt Schmiesing and the Nebesa Knit Tunic. Layer this romantic Tunic over contrasting colors to emphasize the beauty of the openwork stitch patterns.

Pullover Ponchos

Episode #1203 · First is Toni Lipsey and the Moonglade Poncho. The generous ribbed collar and cuffs of this poncho make it both luxurious and eye-catching. Next is todays stitch corner with Lena Skvargerson and the Crazy for Cables Scarf. Finally, Britt Schmiesing is back with the Forevermore Poncho. This stylish poncho is ready to go wherever you go!

Pocket Shawls

Episode #1204 · Who doesn't love pockets? First up is Kristen Omdahl with the Texture Message Pocket Shawl. Create interesting linear textures with a combination of crochet stitches and post stitch textures and ribbing. Then join Lena in the stitch corner for the Leaf of Life Knit Scarf. This lovely, elegant and lacy scarf is made simple with easy repeats, making it a great project for the novice lace knitter. Finally, Britt Schmiesing returns with the Readers wrap knit shawl. This easy-to-knit pattern is warm and cozy and great for year-round use, or whenever you want to curl up with a good book.

Baby Napper

Episode #1205 · First is the Diamond Filet Crochet Blanket with Toni Lipsey. Diamonds and bobbles are a crocheter's best friend for this delightful blanket with a chunky texture. Then join us in the stitch corner for the Smokey Moon Crochet Scarf. This incredibly easy crochet checkerboard stitch is versatile and can really add a bit of dimension to your next project. Finally, Britt Schmiesing is back with the Knit Lofty Lacy Baby Blanket. This easy-to-memorize and fun-to-work pattern creates a lace blanket of beauty and comfort.

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