It was really exciting for Denise and I to talk with Lily Chin, well-known Crochet and Knit designer, teacher, and author.
What hasn’t Lily done? She was named to the Crochet Hall of Fame in 2015, named a Master Knitter by Vogue Knitting in 1991, and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13. A NYC native, Lily has lived part-time in Los Angeles as well. She’s designed for magazines and yarn companies since 1982. She’s worked for designers from Ralph Lauren to Diane von Furstenberg, from Isaac Mizrahi to Vera Wang. Her work has been on the backs of supermodels and celebrities. Lily was officially made fastest crocheter in the world in 2002 international competition. She has authored books in knitting and crochet since 1999 and has online classes and several DVD’s. She writes articles and has been teaching since 1989. Her workshops, lectures and seminars in hand and machine knitting and crochet are conducted worldwide. She’s even had her own line of yarns and patterns from 2005-2008. Lily has made hundreds of appearances on television and in print media, from the Late Show with David Letterman to CNN, from the NY Times to the Washington Post. She is most proud of her teaching skills, using state-of-the-art tech equipment in class so that all can see.
Lily’s been teaching since 1989 internationally and for all major shows including Stitches, Vogue Knitting, Chain Links, TKGA. She has taught virtually every month since May 2020.
Letterman, you have to download this file. (Unfortunately, while Lily shared this link, I have been unable to get the downloaded file to play. If you should know how to play it, please leave a comment and let us all know how. Thanks.)
Filming in May for Knit and Crochet Now
The episode is slotted to air in the fall, possibly September – check local PBS stations or go to CreateTV to find a schedule for your area
You can find Lily at:
Facebook: Lily M Chin
Other items mentioned:
Craft Yarn Council: The CYC has online videos that teach knit and crochet basics, a course for becoming a certified instructor, materials to use as an instructor, and standards for the knit and crochet designer.