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Old 03-18-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Really simple project!
I am teaching my Pathfinders (girl guides) to knit...

My DF and I are making needles (to cut cost of buying real needles), which are so far...not going to badly!

I am planning on buying a big Walmar special Red Heart pound of wool, and spliting it 10 ways.

I don't know how much that will end up giving them (not more the an oz or so)

I was wondering...is there a really simple project I should give them...or should we just handle the basics??
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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what about keeping to the basics, but have them do a bookmark to start - not alot of stitches to worry about and they can see their progress without getting too frustrated.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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a wash cloth for their mums, good for you keeping the art going
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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You can buy a huge ball of cotton too. I have had one and made countless dishcloths with it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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Yeah...I thought about dishclothes...but I don't know if I can afford them enough material to make one...

How much does one take?
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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Cotton is a good fiber for dishcloths, but I wouldn't recommend it for teaching knitting.. at least not at first.

Certainly they need to learn the basics before anything else. If this is a class that is ongoing then you can move on to other projects when they are ready.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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Fingerless gloves are quick and easy. Just knit on two straight needles and sew up the sides. They'll have them done in no time!

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My grand daughter (age 7) had a lot more luck using a light colored yarn. It was easier for her to see her stitches. Just a thought. Rubie
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You sure you want to go with that Red Heart, it might put them off knitting for life! It's just so yucky. Something a little softer would be nicer and I think you can find it as cheap. Walmart has that wonderful Sugar & Cream that I've made little washcloths out of, it's so pretty (and really cheap). It is cotton but it has a lot of give I think... They also might really like a headband which would be easy and fun to wear.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:56 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by VictoiseC View Post
You sure you want to go with that Red Heart, it might put them off knitting for life!
Well...I hear you...but at the same time...it is cheap, and it is perfect for getting all those ratty stitches out of the way! I would never start anyone on expensive wool...just simply because there will be dropped stitches and wonky gauge....it is just better IMO to start on something that you don't care much about....

I might try cotton...just for sake of a dishcloth...but I don't know if it is new knitter friendly....
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