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Learn To Knit with Laura-Jean

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Editorial Reviews

"Always wanted to learn to knit? It's easier than you think, and this DVD will guide you through step-by-step. Learn all the basics and more: casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, buttonholes, reading patterns, figuring out your own patterns, and more! You are guided through 5 projects, each which introduce two or three new skills. Make a scarf, hat, baby sweater, purse and dog sweater along with the video while learning the skills to go on to make any beginner or intermediate level project. Knitting is a fun relaxing hobby! Have the satisfaction of saying, "I made it myself!" Join all the hipsters and get into knitting."


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Product Details

  • Actors: Laura -Jean The Knitting Queen
  • Format: Color, Digital Sound, Director's Cut, Full Screen, Special Edition, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Fresh Baked Goods
  • DVD Release Date: January 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007KX4FQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,734 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Vik on October 4, 2005
I am surprised at all the four-star ratings on this instructional knitting DVD. For almost $25 I am disappointed in it. I am a new knitter, having taught myself the basic stitches at stitchguide.com and elsewhere on the internet. I wanted to learn more and am a bit challenged when it comes to learning strictly by reading, especially when it comes to something spacially related, like making one long piece of yarn into a garment using two needles.

I found I had to go to extreme slow stop-motion when watching Laura demonstrating the knit and pearl stitches, almost as if she was a magician performing slight of hand. It should've been very clear, I felt. Also, I still don't know how to knit on circular needles. At no time does Laura bother to tell me in which hand to hold which needle, so that I was stumped until I did again, slooooow stop-motion using my player's remote and to my surprise saw her switch the needles in her hands almost imperceptibly. This is bad when teaching a new knitter...Again, I expected this to be more clear. If I wanted magic, I would've bought something else.

I also expected to learn what to do when I drop a stitch, and this valuable piece of information is hidden somewhere in the tape, surely. I'm sure I'll find it eventually. In general, I find my basic questions unanswered.

A pleasant personality for sure, but for truly new knitters I cannot recommend this instructional video, and certainly not for the price, new. I learned as much for free online.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By betheast on October 19, 2005
I loved the enthusiasm of Laura-Jean as she teaches how to do several beginner's projects. She inspired me to knit a cute sweater for my little dog Abigail. We both love how it turned out. Unlike another reviewer, I was happy to be able to replay sections, or slow down the instruction when I needed to do so. That's the beauty of a DVD. Thanks so much, Laura-Jean, for making knitting so much fun!! I recommend this DVD highly and I am buying some extras to give as Christmas gifts for my friends.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SweetieBaby on March 19, 2007
Like most Gen-Xers, I have been sucked into believing that knitting is cool again. So I went to my local library and got a few books on knitting along with this DVD. I was very disappointed with this DVD and glad that I rented it from the library rather than buying it. Laura-Jean seems to be a superb knitter but a horrible teacher. I know NOTHING about knitting. One of her first instructions is to make a slipknot. Since I'm a white collar worker, no longer in the Girl Scouts, and never worked on a pirate ship, I have no idea what a slipknot is. Unfortunately, Laura-Dean did not explain or show what one was either. Her speed is annoyingly fast. I constantly was stopping, rewinding and putting my DVD in slo-mo just to keep up. I did better reading "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting" than watching Laura. I give it 2 stars because it might be good if you are refreshing or have some knitting experience already, plus Laura Jean seems like a nice enough person and I would hate to just poo poo a nice person and all. If you have no idea how to knit and are truly a beginner, don't get this. Beginners will simply leave feeling frustrated and discouraged.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Smith on May 24, 2005
I initially purchased Learn to Knit with Laura-Jean so I can make sweaters for my 3 year old son. I was skeptical about the information I was going to receive from the video and how interesting it would be. I found the video to be very informative and explained in an easy to understand manner. Specifically the demonstrations provided allowed me to translate the information I was reading in my patterns. I could not do that before. I like the sections that demonstrated how to purchase yarn and accessories. Many beginners books leave that type of information out. I would have to disagree with the one negative review, as it sounds like she's actually knit before. Otherwise, how would she know that the techniques were unusual? I found Laura-Jean's approach to be refreshing and a new look at an old hobby.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Esse on July 25, 2005
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Laura Jean was an excellent speaker and teacher. It was great to see things actually being made and how they were supposed to work. I wish I'd have found this sooner than I did. It makes learning to knit a lot easier than using a book. The books are great as references once you have an idea of what you are doing. I recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to knit but feels like they just can't figure it out. The only disappointment was when she went over how to read a pattern at the end. She didn't actually step by step show you what to do as she explained the pattern. That would have been the icing on the cake.
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