Children love to knit! When kids are taught to knit they love it and can quickly become just as addicted as their adult teachers. If you regularly knit in front of your children the time will come, I promise, when you are asked ‘can you teach me to knit? Pleeese?’
Once you have taught them the basics, they are going to want to attempt their first real project, and this book would be a perfect gift to that young knitting enthusiast.
‘Kids Knit!’ is full of small easy-to-follow and quick to complete knitting projects perfect for new knitters.
Each project introduces new skills for the child to learn, and those skills are explained with clear diagrams along with the project that requires them.
Starting with a simple square washcloth in cotton, the projects in this book include a headband, sunglasses case, dolls clothes, toys, a scarf and several bags.
The stitches used are basic garter stitch, stocking stitch and ribbing. The book has twenty easy yet varied projects, along with all the techniques that you need to create something usable – and the first time that you make something you can use is always an exciting moment for any knitter! The book begins with a tutorial section which includes the basics of knitting, how to do the all stitches required for the projects in the book, information on understanding the different needles and yarn, how to read a knitting pattern and how to measure your tension (gauge).
The book is illustrated throughout with photographs of the finished projects and diagrams of all the techniques involved, and should teach any beginner all the skills they need, giving them the confidence to move on to bigger knitting projects.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.