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Old 12-15-2009, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Any ideas on things/projects/materials to get her started? No, I don't knit.

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Knitting books for kids-
http://anacleta.homestead.com/knittingwithchildren.html

Some good articles-
http://www.woolworks.org/kids.html
http://www.how-to-knit-guide.com/knitting-for-kids.html
http://www.maggiesrags.com/tips_children.htm
http://www.maggiesrags.com/tips_fingerknit.htm
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Is your 5-yr old exceptionally good with her hands and following instructions? I have an almost-6 yr old, and he's still too young. I think 7 or 8 is a more typical age to start. I got my son Knitting for Children for Christmas, and decided to put it away for a while. You could try finger knitting or get her a knitting mushroom. That's maybe a simpler start, and there are kits available with lovely yarn, and books on corking to have ideas for what to do with all those long cords she'll be making. I got ds a pot holder loom from Harrisville for Christmas. I think he'll be able to handle that, and it's a similar craft.
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