Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a mother, designer, author, spokesperson, TV host, and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Arts and creative parenting.

Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. She’s continued to rally the crafty troops through her work as the International Spokesperson & Creativity Guide for the newly re-branded, Yarnspirations (home of yarn giants, Patons, Bernat, Caron, Lily Sugar n’ Cream), and is looking forward to once again, knitting with viewers nationwide as the new host of PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.

Vickie is a board member of the Central & South Texas Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and founder of, Purple Stitch Project to benefit children with seizure disorders.

All of Vickie’s creative endeavors along with her husband Dave Campbell’s movie news site, Smells Like Screen Spirit, are housed under their company Craft.Rock.Love Media, LLC.

Get your own copies of season 1200 KDTV with Vickie Howell at the Interweave Store Knitting Daily DVD Set: https://www.interweavestore.com/knitting-daily-tv-series-1200-with-vickie-howell?icid=1401kdsc_KDTV1200

Did you hear that Marly joined Vickie in her Space to Space segment? You can purchase the episode with Marly:  https://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/kdtv_series_1200/archive/2014/01/06/episode-1213-openwork.aspx


Join VICKIE HOWELL and learn to crochet in her wonderfully successful CRAFTSY class: Crochet Lab

Current Knitting Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with MarlyBird on BlogTalkRadio


  • Ravelry  Profile Link: https://www.ravelry.com/people/VickieHowell
  • Ravelry Designer Link: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/vickie-howell
  • Website Link: https://vickiehowell.com/
  • Purple Stitch Project: www.purplestitchproject.org


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  1. Audrrey says:

    And to think that I thought finger knitting was odd……now to find that there is such a thing as arm knitting!

  2. hotknitter says:

    I haven’t done arm knitting yet, but it does sound intriguing. Wish I could watch Knitting Daily in my area…

  3. Charmaine Shazier says:

    Loved the podcast and I look forward to watching the new Knitting Daily with Vickie. I have seen a few videos about arm knitting and may have to try it out.

  4. Julie Slusser says:

    I haven’t seen the new season of Knitting Daily with Vickie yet, but I very much enjoyed listening to her interview today. Looking forward to trying some arm knitting 😀

  5. Cheryl clemons says:

    Wish my local PBS station would air Knitting Daily. I have enjoyed following Vickie since her Knittty Gritty days. I love arm knitting. I made my nieces scarfs for Christmas and they loved them.

  6. jrouton says:

    Arm knitting sounds great but I cannot see myself doing it. I am one that likes to KNIT socks & hats.Vickie is one person I would love to meet one day…she sounds so AMAZING!

  7. Mary Kay Smith says:

    I have been watching this arm knitting trend since last fall, but Vickie has finally inspired me to try it!

  8. b says:

    I am not sure what arm knitting is but it sounds suspiciously like something I did as a kid. Never leave a piece of string around me.

  9. Julie says:

    I watch reruns of Knitty Gritty for years and even wrote the network to bring it back so I am thrilled to see Vicki is back on Knitting Daily TV! Coincidentally, I saw an arm knitting video while searching YouTube for something else, but Vicki’s video is even better and inspires me to want to try it. Great interview! Thanks Marly!

  10. Miranda Gaines says:

    I was a huge Eunny Jang fan on Knitting Daily and was sad to see her go. I bought the new season of Knitting Daily with trepidation (I wasn’t able to watch Vickie on Knitty Gritty so I wasn’t sure what to expect). I was pleasantly surprised. She is very upbeat and such great fun to watch. I have seen some of the arm knitting craze going about but haven’t tried it myself as yet, though I’m looking forward to doing it soon.

  11. melissavink says:

    I have yet to try arm knitting but look forward to giving it a whirl in the near future!! Great interview!! Thank you for the chance!!

  12. Dominik says:

    Although it seems interesting, I think I’ll have to pass on the arm-knitting! I am way too busy already with my ever growing queue of knitting and crochet projects!

  13. MaryPat says:

    Great podcast with Vicki . I must try arm knitting which I have heard about but not actually seen the technique. Thanks, Marly.

  14. craftyland says:

    What a fun interview! I’ve been watching Vickie since she starred on Knitty Gritty. I’m looking forward to watching her new show. I’ve seen her arm knitting craze on Facebook. Looks fun!

  15. Amberly says:

    I want to try arm knitting sometime soon, as soon as I finish my current project(s). It looks like a lot of fun.

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