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I've been a hand knitter for over 50 years.  You too can learn to knit.

On this web-site I'll give you easy  to follow knitting instructions, tell you stories about the celebrities I've knitted for and share with you everything I've learned about knitting.

Click on the tabs for how to get started,  all about yarns and accessories, easy patterns for beginning knitters, knitting instructions and free video demonstrations on basic stitches, casting on, to how to knit, how to purl, how to knit ribbing,  how to bind off, how to decrease and increase, how to add color and more.   You'll find more tips, knitting lessons, recommended books, my favorite links, information on charity knitting.

Even if you've been here before, please keep coming back to see what's new.  It could be a new pattern, instructions for a new stitch, a new video, a new celebrity story or more tips.  Be sure to check my blog, my Video Blog on Youtube, my Instructional Knitting Youtube channel, like me on my knitting Facebook page and follow me on Twitter @judytopaz.

Since 1977 my company, TOPAZ KNITWEAR, has been making knits for films and TV Shows.  Stars such as Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton,  Whoopi Goldberg, Freddy Kruger, Kevin Costner and Underdog, to name a few, have all worn TOPAZ knits in their movies, TV Shows, or concerts. Most of those knits were made on a knitting machine in Hollywood, but hand knitting has always been in my life. 

Have fun reading the celebrity stories and have fun knitting.


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Here are some TESTIMONIALS I've gotten….shown just as I received them with no editing. 

"this is the BEST instructional knitting video i've seen yet! thank you so much!!!"

"Thank you so much. This is REALLY helpful and I thought it was going to be so hard to add colors, but you made it very simple to follow!"

"This is perhaps the most helpful color-changing knitting video on YouTube. Thanks!'

'you rock. i was like "whaaa?" with all the other videos.
thankyou =]'

'Thank you so much. You have helped me immensely!'


"This is an excellent demo of the Kitchner stitch. I could never do it correctly until I followed thi steps on this video. Thanks!"

"I have been trying to understand the whole technique by reading about it, but it just helps to see it being done! Thank you!"

"Thank you so much -- your lessons have been invaluable to me. I couldn't have learned this (or stripes!) without you!"

"Great video. It has helped me build confidence for starting to knit on circs."

"Thank you SO much. Your video finally helped me figure out how to do this! The written instructions I kept finding on the net just didn't make sense."

"i love judy, she has my grandmothers voice which seems to be more helpful."

"excellent! I've never done purl bind off your instructions were perfect for anyone tha knows these 2 basic stiches. thanksJ"

"wow i waited 1 whole year to find a viedo like this thank you!!!"

"Awesome! Thanks...great view of each stitch..and slow enough for me to understand. Easy instructions...thanks again."

"Thank you very much! Your explanation is very clear and easy to understand. you are a wonderfull teacher."

"thank god for you"

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