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MinivanMamma
10-27-2006, 06:33 PM
My best friend's daughter (she's 10) wants me to teach her how to knit. We're gonna start with the requisite scarf, of course, :D but she wants to knit a baby blanket for her cousin who's expecting her first baby in March. Anyone know where I can find an easy baby blanket pattern that a 10-year old can knit without getting bored/overwhelmed? Thanks!

Pink Dandelion
10-27-2006, 08:15 PM
Maybe a biased knit baby blanket? like this one (http://majorknitter.typepad.com/photos/patterns/knitting_july_2004_004.html)

It would have decreases and yarn overs, but otherwise easy.

Compulsive
11-01-2006, 10:52 AM
See if your libray has any of the following books:

Kids Knit (don't have on shelf at the moment)
Kids Knitting (Melanie Falick)
Kids can Knit (Carolyn Clewer)
Teen Knitting Club (Jennifer Wenger)

I don't know the authors off hand, but I purchased the above books for my 10yo dd and me. Although we've knit projects from all of them, I found Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick the best of the lot.

I made a ton of scarves & hats from Teen Knitting for relatives that were a hit. Dd loved making the bean bags, and easy hat from Kids Knitting.

I found it was best for dd to use size 10 or 10.5 needles and chunky yarn. She started and finished a bean bag out of Falick's book in an afternoon.