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Kids Learn to Knit Paperback – September 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570763356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570763359
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Guy and Hall, who previously collaborated on two adult books about knitting children's clothes, now offer a most appealing manual for kids who want to do their own projects. After introducing the basics of knitting, the tools, and the materials, the handbook starts at the beginning (the slip knot, broken down into four steps); casting on (three steps); the knit stitch (five steps); and binding off (four steps). Each simply explained step is illustrated with at least one clear, larger-than-life illustration. Knitters confident in the basics can proceed to sections on the purl stitch and the stockinette stitch, followed by six projects with detailed instructions, patterns, and colorful photos of the finished products. Helpful advice on fixing problems such as dropped stitches and finishing off projects that require stuffing or stitching with a needle is provided. With breezy ink-and-watercolor cartoons of frolicking animals as well as bright photos, this book infuses instructions and advice with a welcome dose of fun. Carolyn Phelan
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"Guy uses conversational language to get the kids incrementally working on a stuffed square owl, triangular butterfly and, finally, an 'all-together' bag incorporating everything they've learned, empowering them to stitch on."  —Yarn Market

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This book took all that away.
Bob Gerkin
A great easy way to understand learning how to knit basics for the young (and young at heart).
Mother of Three
It has very clear and easy to understand instructions (written and illustrated).
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Denise Patterson VINE VOICE on April 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
I got this book as an adult beginning knitter (I had made a scarf before picking up this book) to help teach my 7 YO daughter to knit when she decided she wanted to. It has been extremely helpful. The diagrams and instructions for beginning stitches and such techniques as casting on and binding off are quite honestly the best I've seen so far. The explanation of how to make a slip stitch in particular I found clearer and easier to follow than anything I had seen in an adult book.

The projects also are attractive, well-photographed, and are actually the sort of thing kids might want to make. The very first project, the flag, became a series of flags with letters on it to make her name for her room. She's not quite to the final project, a felt-lined purse, but she's looking forward to it. The other projects are stuffed animals and fabric books - cute in a kid-friendly way, not too precious or 'boring'. Plus they are QUICK - kids won't get bored spending three weeks on a giant scarf or anything like that.

A few small caveats - they do all the projects on size 6 needles, which is AWFULLY small for beginners. We did ours on size 8 instead - it makes the projects a little larger, but so far we have not run out of yarn, so it doesn't seem to matter, and it's a lot easier for me to see what she has done, especially when something has gone wrong.

They also do all the projects on 'double-knitting yarn'. I had no idea what that was (remember I'm a beginner too), nor could I find it at the local craft store. I finally went with worsted-weight yarn as that looked about the same from the pictures in the book.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
Parents of five-to-ten-year-olds will find this an excellent basic guide to knitting which pairs very easy directions and kid-friendly patterns with lesson plans. Kids learn knitting in stages, with many fun projects to test new skills - and will also learn special techniques from sewing up seams to placing buttons. An excellent learner's guide for the very young.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mother of Three on January 8, 2008
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I bought this for my six year old daughter who was interested in learning to knit. It was explained so well in this book my mother in law now knows how to do a slip stitch where as before she would just tie the yarn to the needle, yes. Really. But no more! My daughter and her Grandmother are now slip stitch aficionados! The casting on for the six year old is coming along nicely but the actually knitting part is taking a little more practice. A great easy way to understand learning how to knit basics for the young (and young at heart).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By B. Phillips on March 28, 2008
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There are several books out there for kids and knitting. I purchased this book for my niece who is in 5th grade. The book was a little too young for her so I wound up giving it to a friend with a 1st grade daughter. The use of little characters to teach the concepts of knitting was ideal for a younger girl (1st through 3rd grade). The instructions were fairly clear, but the projects were a little goofy. I wound up buying a klutz kit book that included needles and instructions Klutz ® Knitting Kit. I wanted to buy her needles and yarn anyway so the price was about the same. I since have gone to the library to look at other kids knitting books and was able to find several others I thought were better for older girls such as the following: Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 5, 2007
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I am a ten year old and I have been knitting for 3 years. I think this book is great for beginners and advanced knitters. The directions are simple and helpful and makes knitting super easy. Belive me, this book is #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stormy on November 20, 2013
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My daughter can follow the pictures to learn to knit all on her own! It's great! We tried having me teach her with limited success. She loves how she can go back to any part to look up what she needs to do if she forgets. She learned how to cast on all by herself from the book, something I had skipped over before so as not to overwhelm her. She was very proud of herself. I think this book would be great for all beginners of any age. Fun illustrations and great descriptions. Love this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Gerkin on March 6, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have been interested in learning to knit for a little while now, and have been browsing through different books at local book & craft stores trying to find one that would help me learn. Every book I looked through so far seemed a little intimidating to me, and when I tried to make sense of the photos or illustrations in them, they just weren't as clear as I would've liked, and left me confused and scratching my head as how to do each knit stitch. This book took all that away. For the first time I had an "Aha" moment when looking through the charming step by step illustrations and finally undertood how each different stitch is achieved. I figured if it's easy and fun enough for a kid to learn, it should be good for an adult too. I love this book, and can't wait to start knitting! ^__^

Note: Just be sure to look for it on Ebay. I got it for less than $20 there w/shipping and in new condition too. Definitely worth the price!

~ Lillia (Bob's Wife)
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