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Knit Lab

Projects, Patterns & Techniques

with Stefanie Japel
Knit Lab
These essential lessons for new knitters teach you fundamental skills and about basic supplies through step-by-step instruction from designer Stefanie Japel.

This empowering class begins with essential lessons for new knitters: choosing supplies, casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. Learn how to increase, decrease, make a buttonhole, knit lace, block, seam and read patterns. Stefanie shares her "purls" of wisdom as she teaches you how to knit a scarf then ups the ante by demostrating a host of useful techniques that you can come back to again and again.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Instructor Stefanie Japel discusses the skills, topics and patterns that are covered in Knit Lab.


Lesson 2. Materials


Lesson 3. Casting On


Lesson 4. Stitches: Knitting and Purling


Lesson 5. Stitches: Purl Ridges


Lesson 6. Stitches: Lace


Lesson 7. Stitches: Keyhole, Buttonhole & Seaming


Lesson 8. Finishing: Weaving Ends


Lesson 9. Blocking


Lesson 10. Stitch Library: Seed & Basket Weave


Lesson 11. Stitch Library: Increases


Lesson 12. Stitch Library: Decreases


Lesson 13. Casting On: Middle of a Row


Lesson 14. Next Steps: Garment Shaping


Lesson 15. Pattern Reading


Lesson 16. Knitting with Alternative Materials

"I loved this class!  I haven't touched knitting needles for over thirty years so before I took it I …was horrified that I would make a mistake.  I'm amazed at how far I have come. This class gave me the confidence to keep going with my knitting.  And the lovely key-hole scarf is a great way to start too.  Stephanie Japel is very funny and warm teacher and she makes you feel completely engaged in the lessons…this class is worth every penny you spend on it!"
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