Craft guest Sonia Lovett on our new knitting show


Guest Sonia LovettHi everyone,

I'm so excited to be co-presenting QVC's new knitting show, Knitting Studio: Winter Warmers at 11am on Tuesday 3rd January, and can't wait to get started!

So, how did I get into knitting you might ask? Well, it was a random little notice pinned up in one of the Oxford street department stores that first caught my interest.

I didn't know it then, but this was the start of a hobby which would not only keep me busy and my mind active, but would also make me a host of lovely new friends – and of course, along the way, kit me out with a whole new cosy, flattering and made-to-measure wardrobe!

Hat created using Alena yarn

Later, I discovered just how fashionable knitting has become – many well-known celebrities are huge fans. But what surprised me most was just how easy it is, how quick it is to produce all manner of things, and, well, just how very relaxing it is!



Scarf made by Flamenco yarnThe QVC Knitting Studio show will be packed full of ideas and inspiration. Whether you're a complete beginner, an experienced knitter, or just returning to it after many years, I've made sure there is something for everyone.

There are lots of gorgeous new yarns on offer – many of them not yet available in the UK. I've also popped in all sorts of useful knitting-related items too, such as some incredible mini-looms, needles of all kinds, project books and some perfect bags to put your knitting in – especially useful if, like me, you can't bear to be parted from it!

So make sure you don't miss Knitting Studio: Winter Warmers at 11am on Tuesday 3rd January – I can't wait! Hope you enjoy the show and please do let me know your feedback and comment below!

Meanwhile, back to the knitting – the housework can wait!

Sonia x


  1. christine Hemingway January 3, 2012 at 7:38 am -  Reply

    The housework can always wait lol :o)

  2. ann margaret pitt January 3, 2012 at 7:42 am -  Reply

    looking forward to this show love knitting all the best sonia regards – ann pitt

  3. Sue G January 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    I really need to know how many grams each ball weighs etc, the amount of yarn in the 3 balls is vital. I couldn’t find that information out on the web page and are therefore reluctant to order any. It is difficult to get hold of wool at decent prices and on-line you cannot appreciate the exact colour so seeing it on TV really helps.

  4. Liz C January 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm -  Reply

    I just caught the last three quarters of the new knitting show and it has whetted my appetite to get back into knitting. I’m very rusty and I’m pretty sure that for me and for many ohers who may be knew to knitting, it would be very helpful to know roughly how much of each yarn shown it would take to make the items shown alongside the wool. I didn’t order anything as I had no idea how much to order. For example, if I wanted to knit the long snood, I had no idea how much of that wool to order. Such a shame as I would have ordered several of the items if I had known.
    I’m looking forward to the next show and to many more I hope, when I’ll be able to pick up tips and hints to help me improve my knitting skills and to make unique creations.
    Thanks for what looks like being a great new show. Good luck.

  5. C Fairclough January 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    Really liked this show. Knitted years ago and am starting again. Would have liked you to sell knitting needles too. I’ll have to get them elsewhere before I start. Loved the fact that you could see items already knitted up. I have never been able to follow a pattern-it’s all gobbledegook to me.

  6. christine January 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    it was great to have an hour dedicated to knitting there are many craft shows out there but until now not any for knitting or crochet please more hours dedicated to these 2 it was very interesting and enjoyable thank you

  7. Kate Holdcroft January 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    I watched the show and it was brilliant. As a self confessed Knitaholic I’ve been knitting forever since my Dad taught me when I was home from school with Mumps in ninteen hundred and frozen stiff. So well done Qvc it’s long over due to see you feature the most relaxing hobby ever. Kate X

  8. ruth kirkwood January 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    watched your knitting show this morning, Loved the selection of wools and colours. Are you going to be doing a show about crocheting – I can only do the basic stitches and would love to do much more. ruth kirkwood

  9. Susanna Bert January 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    To me knitting is like breathing-a pure necessity. Was thrilled to bits when a knitting show was announced, but was very disappointed with the yarns on offer- poor quality, mostly acrylic or poly mixes, the colours boring, really something one could get in the grab bin at the supermarket round the corner. There are so many exciting yarns, would like to see some funky colour-changing striped ones as well as some eco friendly and some from british breeds, please ! And don´t forget the little helpers: stitch markers, interchangable needles,tape measurers, organizers etc. Knitting can be inspiring, creative and so much fun, but with these current items on offer it still will be fixed up in the “Granny” corner. Changes, please !

  10. Kay Hunter. January 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm -  Reply

    Watched your new fantastic show this morning, and can only hope you will have larger quatities of the terrific new wools. Will this now be a regular feature, really hopeful. I only took and extra hour doing the bedrooms, well worth the delay.

  11. Tracey January 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi – I loved your knitting show, I have just got back into it after an absence of around 15 years. The arrival of my little nephew made me get my needles out again! I agree with a previous comment, please let us know the length of yarn, weight of ball and a few patterns we can purchase along with the balls. But I still couldnt resist the temptation of the Symphony and bought 2 to be safe to make hat & scarf.I realise that Grundl is the make of the wool, and they are a fantastic brand. Please do more hours (or two) and yes to needles, stitch holders, bags, patterns!!! Tracey

  12. Christine Finegan January 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    I looked forward to the knitting programme but was left disappointed. There was no mention of the ply / weight or yardage of the yarn – I had to google the Alena to find out it was DK. I guess it was a great introduction for beginners and hopefully, future programmes will have more ‘content’ and something for the more experienced knitter – and the presenters more confident in what they are selling. It was still fantastic to see knitting on the telly so thank you!!!!

  13. Mrs Catherine Phillips January 4, 2012 at 11:14 am -  Reply

    I aqm so glad you now have a Knitting show. I have been knitting since my gran taught me at the age of 5yrs.she also along with my mum taught me to crochet. I like all kinds of crafting but with knitting it is very relaxing and you can make some lovley things to wear as well as for the home.
    I am 76yrs but I do like to keep up with modern trends and at last knitting patterns are doing just that. thank you I look forward to your knitting shows and hope it will not be all hats,gloves and scarfs.We knitters need something to get our needles going.cable, lace ectra. I am sure Q.V.C. will do that for us as well as the newbies amongst us.
    Thank you and keep up the good work.

  14. Sonia Lovett January 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Thank you all SO much for your brilliant comments. I’m really glad you enjoyed the new knitting show – in fact it was my very first time in front of a TV camera!
    Some of you have said you’d like more information. You’re quite right, of course – next time I will certainly make sure to tell you things like how much wool you’ll need, what type of needles would be best and so on.
    So, keep watching – there are some fantastic knitting goodies coming up in the next programmes, and I can’t wait to show you them all!
    Sonia x

  15. Mrs Marlene S Murray January 5, 2012 at 8:41 am -  Reply

    Unfortunately, I could not watch the pilot knitting show, so went on the web site to see what was available,wool looked lovely, but even the most experienced knitters, need to know the ply/weight of the wool and it would have been nice to purchase some patterns designed for these yarns. Would have purchased wool, if the mentioned above had been available.

  16. Sonia Lovett January 6, 2012 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Everyone,
    I hope you are knitting away – I certainly am.
    Just to answer a few of your questions –
    We are planning to show knitting needle sets, crochet, lovely variegated yarns and more content for the experienced knitters as well in future programmes. So do keep watching.
    Sonia x

  17. Sonia Lovett January 19, 2012 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    We’re planning our next studio (6th March)and I am loving all the new items we are going to show you.
    Keep knitting and don’t forget to watch. xxx

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