Gigi Knits...and Purls

Gigi Knits...and Purls


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Gigi Knits...and Purls by Karen Thalacker, Mindy Dwyer

Kids took their first knitting adventure with Gigi, that famous girl who's cool, hip, and loves to knit. Now Gigi returns to show young knitters how to purl-and how to combine knit and purl stitches-with her spunky "You can do it!" approach.

* Fun poems and delightful illustrations will inspire children ages 8 through 12 to expand their knitting skills-or to try knitting for the first time
* Choose from eight projects, such as a simple scarf, hat, and purse, plus dog and cat mats
* Pages are chock-full of Gigi's kid-friendly knitting tips, plus ideas for knitting for family, friends, and charities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564778512
Publisher: Martingale & Company
Publication date: 07/21/2008
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

In addition to being a knitter and a mom, Karen Thalacker is a lawyer and an adjunct professor at Wartburg College.
Home: Waverly, Iowa

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book for its quality, entertainment value, and instruction. But most of all, I love the way it introduces young and new knitters to the "community" of knitters which exists today, in that it encourages and provides a way for the knitter to gift and give his/her wares.

This is a welcome addition to the "Gigi Knits" series.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful how-to book written for Tweens and Teens but it is an easy to follow instruction book for anyone wanting to learn how to knit. I might just revive my knitting needles and give it a try once more.

A two page poem starts the book out with another poem on the third page. They are all about learning to knit and purl. AND it is rhyming poetry ¿ something that I can understand!

The next page gives you a list of basic materials you will need to begin knitting. A four page refresher on how to knit comes next, followed by the 2 page how-to on purling. The next six pages describe what stitches you will get when you combine the knit and purl techniques.

Then there are eight patterns. The steps are clearly written and easy to follow. Each pattern is something very useful such as a dishcloth or a cat mat.

The final page tells about Gigi¿s Kindness Corps which is a group that makes knitted objects for charity. What a wonderful idea to not only teach a young child how to knit but how to share with those less fortunate as well. Check out her web site for more information and patterns.