Originally Posted by fufuyina
Hi everyone, I am a fairly new beginner and so far have only made a hat for me, a doll hat and am in the middle of a scarf. I am a teacher who works with adolescents who have dropped out or been kicked out of school. It is a difficult population to work with. One day they saw my knitting and asked me to teach them. Can anyone suggest a simple project/pattern for maybe a scarf...they are male and female from 17-20. I would love any suggestions, websites, books, etc. I feel a little nervous teaching them how to knit! I don't even hold the yarn as the books show!Thanks in advance!!!!
Projects: knitted scarf, made in a knit stitch, or a k one row, p one row.
Cast on 15-20 stitches, and then just knit, or k2, purl 2. Tell them if they do the k one row, p one row, the sides will curl in.
Also, they could cast on 35 sts., knit for about 21 inches, and then curl the ends around a bamboo handle pair, sew the handles on, and sew the sides up,and have a purse.
Get them comfortable with the knit stitch, and tell them to make a "fun fur" scarf.
I am sold on using the Knit Grrl books, by Shannon Oakey.
These books encouraged me to learn to use circs, dpns, to make an I cord, and to try dying my own yarn, because the books are USER FRIENDLY.