Kids Can Knit: Fun and Easy Projects for Small Knitters

Kids Can Knit: Fun and Easy Projects for Small Knitters

by Caroline Clewer
     
 

• A 1,000-year-old hobby is just hitting the playground, and children can’t learn it fast enough. It’s knitting!

• You can do it anywhere, and make almost anything. With our easy-to-read instructions and colorful illustrations, you’ll be completing our projects before the school bell rings.

• Follow the simple instructions to

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Overview

• A 1,000-year-old hobby is just hitting the playground, and children can’t learn it fast enough. It’s knitting!

• You can do it anywhere, and make almost anything. With our easy-to-read instructions and colorful illustrations, you’ll be completing our projects before the school bell rings.

• Follow the simple instructions to make woolly delights you’ll be proud to show off to your friends: funny-face bags, scarves and belts, quick-knit sweaters, and fantastic flower pins! Starting with finger knitting, you’ll learn how to use straight and circular needles, and work in all the stitches you’ll ever need—while having lots of fun!

• It’s the latest, greatest craze. So don’t get bored—get knitting!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Kids will want to jump on the knitting bandwagon when they see Kids Can Knit. …. This book will appeal to preteens of both genders."

Interweave Knits, Summer 2004

"This inviting compendium gets kids started with the simplest of techniques… The book does a fine job of incorporating new techniques as each project becomes more difficult. … The instructions and illustrations make getting started easy… Readers will be enticed by the book's attractive format—clear, crisp photographs featuring both boys and girls are set against bright shapes and colors. Great for a new generation of knitters."

—Illene Cooper, Booklist, December 2003

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This clearly written book begins by discussing types of yarn, needles, and other knitting equipment. The author explains the basic techniques of finger knitting and spool knitting, casting on, knit and purl stitches, combining stitches to create patterns, increasing and decreasing, binding off, and picking up dropped stitches. Instructions on how to make pompoms, fringes, and braiding are also provided. The 16 eye-catching projects are arranged in an orderly progression of difficulty and include friendship bracelets, a large scarf, a Peruvian pompom hat, and a mohair sweater. One activity involves creating yarn from rags, plastic, or nylon, followed by instructions for making a rag rug and bag. Though the typeface is small, the step-by-step directions are easy to follow. The materials lists give measurements in both English and metric systems. Full-color photos of boys and girls knitting as well as holding or wearing the finished products appear throughout. Advice about what to do when things go wrong, how to care for and store knits, and how to read patterns and decipher abbreviations is also included. This useful and attractive resource is appropriate for a younger audience than Melanie Falick's Kids Knitting (Artisan, 2003), is more visually appealing than Peg Blanchette's Kids' Easy Knitting Projects (Williamson, 2000), and can supplement Judy Ann Sadler's Knitting (Kids Can, 2002).-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764127182
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Edition description:
1ST US
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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