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Finally, Decent Instructions on How to Knit

Dear Kay,
If you’re needing to teach somebody how to knit, I recommend this:

(Thanks, Jori, for the link!)




  1. Hallelujah! I’ve always wanted to know how to knit! Can’t wait to get started! The glue part was my favorite πŸ™‚ this video was almost as funny as Grey Garments. Almost.

  2. Oh if only I had learned how to pick my crap up off the floor long before now. This guy is a GENIUS.

  3. “We’re not making mistakes; we’re making experiences.” Love it.

  4. Ah! That was amazing! “It’s just glue, don’t worry about it.”

  5. Okay, so it is “football night in America” so the speakers hooked up to the computer are on the radio with the TV, so I just watched it like a silent movie. Laughed so hard I cried. Will watch with sound tomorrow, but it cannot be better. Love the glue, I imagine this is how my husband would knit.

  6. The stapler bit just killed me.

  7. Who sez yarn can’t feel pain??

  8. Did anyone else watch this and think, right up to the moment where he covered it in glue, that at least the yarn could be salvaged?

  9. I suggest this to my husband as proof that he could knit, but he might hurt himself when he gets to the stapler step. Hilarious!

  10. Hilarious!

  11. Some people say it’s cheating, I say “shut up.” This is absolutely what I needed this morning.

  12. The video ended over two minutes ago. I am still laughing! Thanks for a winner.

  13. This was priceless. Still wiping tears out of my eyes. Thank you so much!

  14. yes glue, i don wanna do it…funny

  15. I sent the link to my niece/good friend who is left-handed and who tried to learn to knit from a friend so she could make me a present. The resulting…er hem…”scarf”…is eerily reminiscent of the one in the video.
    I told her that I had found the perfect man for her!

  16. “Because tape…is like knitting for everyone!” Awesome!

  17. I think the part where he says, “there are no knitting mistakes, only knitting experiences” was my fav!

  18. I guess I’ll try not to be so smug knitting on the points & all next time I knit at the coffee shop. I didn’t realize I was coming across as a show-off.

  19. This is the funniest thing I have EVER SEEN!

  20. It’s so full of knitting wisdom, I don’t even know where to begin! (Much like Dan.)

  21. hilarious! thanks!

  22. Gives new meaning to being the boss of your own knitting (especially the “shut up” part). However, I may never knit at Starbucks again.

  23. Stapling. Why didn’t I think of it first?

  24. “This part is full of scarf. This part – not so much.” I hear ya, chief!

  25. I laughed out loud…often! Thanks!

  26. love this. and since my son only napped for 45 minutes today i needed a laugh!!

  27. Ah! So THAT’S where Cat Bordhi learned how to cast on!

  28. OMG! I’ve been doing it wrong for 47 years!!!

  29. You know what I love? That somebody made a Cat Bordhi joke. A GOOD Cat Bordhi joke. I heart knitters.

  30. Hilarious! I just tweeted the link – although I’m a little worried that some of my friends might take it seriously….

  31. Hysterical from beginning to end !!!! This is how all the men in my family would knit. But they would add duct tape !!!

  32. This is too funny! Thank you for sharing. Who knew that I have been knitting wrong for the past 55 years!

  33. The video was funny, but I laughed hardest at the Cat Bordhi joke. Too funny!

  34. “it’s only glue…. don’t worry about it!” “knitting, knitting”
    hahahahaha, so good!

  35. How did this guy get ahold of my current project??? Give it back, man!!

  36. This fellow is so funny! Love (mostly) the INternet!

  37. we are amused

  38. This guy is hilarious. I had to share this with others, especially the non-knitters in my life. Thanks for sharing this!

  39. I almost peed myself laughing. So glad I watched this when hubby and kids were out – they would have thought I lost my mind! Stapler was my favourite part – more subtle than the glue. Thanks for posting πŸ™‚

  40. From now on all patterns should consist of several glamor shots, a list of materials and supplies, and the instruction, “Make it good.”

  41. We are knitting experiences… ha! Love it.

  42. “Yarn feels no pain” or something like that… “we are not making mistakes, but making experiences!” Ha ha ha ha!!

  43. What – a – scream! I think I’ll give up teaching…. this guy could replace us all. reminds me of someone I knew in college – didn’t know how to sew, but had to costume a show for theatre 101 class – he did the whole thing with fabric, duct tape, glue, and a staple gun. Gotta admire the guts.

  44. I don’t even like scarves..

  45. Brilliantly hilarious!

  46. I’m sorry but the Cat Bordhi joke has been rolling on the floor and other “stuff”…..thank you!

  47. That wasn’t a scarf…it was modern art….someone give that guy a big grant to create more.

  48. My favorite part is when he says “yarn can’t feel pain”. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Is it weird that I’m feeling sorry for the yarn? I’m hoping it was some cheap acrylic and not something good…


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