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#1 of 7 Old 11-10-2010, 12:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm putting together a knitting basket for my oldest dd for Christmas.  Can anyone recommend a good book for beginners?  We have a couple local bookstores with a not so great selection of books (especially crafting ones) so I'll have to order online but I hate ordering when I can't see or know nothing about the book first.  She's 10 years old so I'll need something that will be easy to follow with lots of pictures if possible.

 

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I don't have any experience with kids knitting books... but I wanted to give you a link to a giveaway on a blog about one (I am not associated with this blog, just happen to see it this week).

http://momenttomomentdk.blogspot.com/2010/11/first-giveaway.html

 


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Melanie Falick's Kids Knitting is great. 

 

There is a Klutz kit with a book, yarn and needles for some simple projects. The book is fairly good and useful. If you are already picking out yarn and needles, you probably don't need the entire kit.

 

 

 

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That looks like a pretty good book.  I think it may end up being the one I get for her.  I do already have a collection of yarns and needles for her so I don't really need a whole kit.  I wish I would have seen that first! LOL 

 

Thanks for the blog link  Boatbaby.


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I flipped through this one a few days ago and it was really great.  It goes through a few basics and then straight into easy projects for kids.  The photography was great in it too. 


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steinerbooks.org has "A first book of knitting for children".


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I really like the "first book of knitting for children": it has a lot of little animals a dolls to knit...

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