Teaching 6 yr old to knit!

Discussion in 'Arts and Crafts' started by grammynelliebelle, May 18, 2006.

  1. grammynelliebelle

    grammynelliebelle DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2005
    My six and a half year old granddaughter wants me to teach her to knit. My skills are not great but I can do the basics. I got some childrens needles and bulky yarn at Michaels. I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to demonstrate, do hand over hand or how to best go about this. :rolleyes1
  2. debster812

    debster812 <font color=blue>DIS Earth Angel!<br><font color=0

    Mar 19, 2001
    I would try hand over hand at first.

    There's also a GREAT website, called www.knittinghelp.com which has small, short videos demonstrating technique. I've used it for other stuff, but I know she has several videos for casting on, and for knitting and purling.

    Good Luck!!!!!
  3. marlynnp

    marlynnp No take backs, bowing out or other weenie manuever

    Mar 18, 2006
    :goodvibes I have fond memories of my grammie teaching me when was I was 7 or 8. Do the hand over hand, it shouldn't take long. And I'd just teach her to knit and purl. She'll be satisfied with making everyone in the family scarves!

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