Claire Montgomerie tells us, "I believe anyone can knit; all it takes is practice and perserverance."
Knitting for Children is aimed specifically at children and was written by Claire Montgomerie who saw a gap in the market. Claire runs children's knitting workshops and has the experience to know that teaching a child to knit is a whole different ball game to teaching an adult. All the projects in the book have been tried and tested on children and every idea has a skill rating so children can pick a project to suit their ability.
With 35 easy-to-follow patterns and variations for children between the ages of 7 and 12 Knitting for Children is packed with a collection of toys, hats, gloves, bags and more that children will want to knit.
Claire advises you to go slowly with your child at first. Children are generally happy just playing with yarn and techniques – make the learning like a game. Try to vary the activity as you teach, so have pompom makers and French knitters to hand to embellish the knitting and break up the monotony of knit stitch, especially when you notice any concentration lapses.
Children will learn all the basics from knit, purl, cast off, garter, stocking, changing colour, picking up stitches, sewing up and so forth.They can then put all their techniques into practice so that they are able to knit something simple such as the snake scarf or the cosy mouse mittens, to something a little more comprehensive such as a pretty ragdoll or a patchwork blanket.
Packed with priceless and fail safe practices to ensure that knitting will become a fun hobby for any young child, Knitting for Children is sure to hold their interest in knitting!
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