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Old 03-19-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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my daughter wants to knit....
Any tips on how to teach my 6 year old how to knit? I've bought her a pair of 15 size needles, and some yarn....I've knit while she's holding everything and I try to get her to do it on her own, but she gets so frustrated.

I know there is some kind of little rhyme, but I don't know what it is? Help!!!

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me...
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, I've been wanting to teach the 6 year-old I babysit how to knit (If she wants to of course). Aren't size 15 needles a bit big for a six year-old to get her hands around? Though of course, the stitches are easier to see when they're bigger. I wish I had some tips, but I don't, good luck!
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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size 15 needles...
I figured, I'ld get the 15's so the stitches would be easier, maybe smaller would be better?
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I got some little needles for my daughter by Lion Brand, I think. They're plastic (a little more flexible than regular plastic, I think) and they have little kitties on the ends. I think they're size 8's? 9's? They worked for her pretty well. Since they're shorter than regular needles, too, I think she had an easier time using them.

Something the my daughter's Girl Scout troop (9-10 year olds) did was to finger crochet. I got them some brightly colored Red Heart and pony beads and they made bracelets and necklaces. Don't know if that's something that your daughter would like, but it gave my scouts more confidence before they moved onto needles, hooks, and yarn.
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I couldn't really say, since I haven't really taught any little kids. Whatever she would like, I'd think, to keep her interested.
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I couldn't really say, since I haven't really taught any little kids. Whatever she would like, I'd think, to keep her interested.
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Re: my daughter wants to knit....
Originally Posted by arrosa
Any tips on how to teach my 6 year old how to knit? I've bought her a pair of 15 size needles, and some yarn....I've knit while she's holding everything and I try to get her to do it on her own, but she gets so frustrated.

I know there is some kind of little rhyme, but I don't know what it is? Help!!!

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me...
Lucy
I don't know if this is what you mean:



Purl Rhymes

In front of the fence,
Catch the goat,
Back we go,
Jump off the boat!

Under the fence,
Catch the sheep,
Back we come,
Off we leap!

Knit Rhyme

"In through the front door,
once around the back,
peek through the window,
and off jumps jack".
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:26 PM   #8
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I got those needles for my dd they are size 10's, short and very easy to manipulate.

My poem is

Through the window
Around the tree
down the hole
off jumps jack

I LOVE the purl poem!!!
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I don't really have tips, but I can say I learned from the Boye I Taught Myself Knitting book, with #8 aluminum needles, with light blue worsted weight yarn (wool).
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:12 PM   #10
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I think smaller needles would be easier. I taught my niece with these.
http://pages.e-yarn.com/6030/PictPage/1922208403.html

Maybe if she sat in your lap and you had your hands around hers to show her?
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