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Old 01-28-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
Hildegard_von_Knittin
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I taught a couple of my students at school, 6th graders, to knit last year. They were awful at first, but something that helped them (I think) was me watching them with an eagle eye while they formed their stitches; eventually something "clicked" in the brain and they were off and running with it. I had them learn on some cheap cotten varigated yarn, and the colors seemed to help them realize when they made a mistake (for instance, their row was mostly green with a random yallow stitch in it they knew they messed up). I had started them on gigantic needles, and then we backed off to a more medium size (from 11s to 7s I think) and that seemed to help them too.
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