It’s great that we have shows about knitting, crochet and other crafts so we can see people demo projects and just share the love of yarn craft with people, even if it’s just people on our television. Those shows can be a great reference tool, but no one wants to keep a season or more of a knitting television show on their DVR, and even if you were to buy the DVDs, it can sometimes be hard to find just the episode you’re looking for when you want to remember that great buttonhole technique or find the pattern for that adorable bear.
That’s where digital programs like Knit and Crochet Now! On Demand come in. This membership site allows participants access to all six seasons of Knit and Crochet Now! (that includes the one that’s just now airing) as well as links to download any of the patterns you want from any of the seasons.
That amounts to 65 episodes and 225 knit and crochet patterns in total, which is a whole lot of content to go through.
The episodes are organized by season, and you can see a picture for each episode that gives you an idea of what the projects were, as well as the episode title. Clicking on a title gets you the video as well as links to the patterns found in that episode.
You can play the episode straight through (within your browser window or in full-screen mode) and you can pause or have the video repeat the last 30, 60 or 90 seconds if you’re learning a technique and need to watch it again.
This membership costs $24.95 a year, which is the same amount you’d pay for the current season’s episodes on DVD.
And this week you have a chance to win a free membership to Knit and Crochet Now! On Demand for one year. Just leave a comment on this post between now and the end of the day next Sunday, January 25 if you’d like access (please United States residents only, thank you!).
At the risk of getting into a heated debate, answer me the question: knit or crochet? Or both?
And be sure to check out the Berroco Design Blog on Wednesday; they’ll be giving away enough yarn to make the knit and crocheted hats from this season’s hat episode: Kristin’s Hat from the KCN Design Team and the African Flower Slouch by Robyn Chachula. So cute!