The ultimate how-to-knit guide for kids, Show Me How: Knitting covers all the knitting basics with a fun storybook and easy-to-follow, kid-friendly instructions. From seasoned knit and crochet guidebook authors Susan Levin and Gloria Tracy, this perfect beginners’ manual will bring a sense of wonder and excitement to knitting that the whole family can enjoy.
Young knitters are introduced to the craft through Mary Ruth and her brother Jacob learning to knit with their Grandmother. When the siblings spend the weekend at their Grandma’s house, they are fascinated with her crafts room full of cool projects.
The knitting lessons are presented with Mary Ruth’s own instructions written “Just the way Grandma taught me,” with all the basic techniques and directions for four projects: a Barkley Ball, Hotsy-Totsy Hat, Tasseled Skinny Scarf, and Kitty Comforter. While the first book contains the illustrated story of how Mary Ruth and Jacob learn to knit, the second book covers the basics of casting on, purling, binding off and sewing up projects. This fun first guide to needlecrafts will engage children aged 8 to 12 (grades 3 to 7).