Learn To Knit with Laura-Jean
Special Edition, Director's Cut
"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."
Top customer reviews
The instructor also spends a lot of time in a yarn shop, thus taking away from the knitting instruction. I wish I could say something positive about this DVD as I always try to find the positive side of anything.
I am a serious about learning to knit. I don't recommend this video as I fear I may pick up a bad habit, such as knitting with my armpit.
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.