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#1 of 4 Old 03-14-2012, 10:36 AM - Thread Starter
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My homeschooled/unschooled 7yo daughter is starting to ask me to give her lessons on various things, and I'd like help finding good books on knitting and crochet.  I can teach her, of course, but she does like working through books.


When I taught my 16yo niece, I really enjoyed the then-somewhat-new Stitchin' Bitch books.  Do they have something along this line for younger kids?


Also, I knit English-style and have a hard time switching to continental (my brain freezes just writing this sentence).  Is the difference so much so that I should knuckle down and learn continental to teach her?  Or should I just teach her what I know so well? Assuming she wants to learn?





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When my oldest son was wanting to learn we just went to the library and looked through what they had. I do not remember the titles of all the ones we got, but one that we thought was useful was knitting- quick start for kids. 

You mentioned that your daughter likes books so this might not be what you want, but for my other kids I am looking into getting "the art of knitting 4 kids" dvd. 

I would teach her what you know. Most books that I have found teach English style a lot more often the continental. I have never been able to do English, I just tie the yarn in knots. I can only do continental style.



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When I was wanting to teach myself to knit, I got library books from the kids section at the library. I don't remember specific titles, but they all had bright pictures and easy to understand instructions. Good luck! My six yo wants to learn, but I'm not sure if he's ready or not.

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Can't help you with books, but the videos on are how I learned to knit.  I sat down in front of the computer for an hour or so with needles and yarn, and I was knitting.  But I learn far quicker with visual examples than trying to parse the words. 


Is she planning to learn how to crochet?  I would definitely suggest continental if so, since the yarn is held the same way.  I started with crochet, so continental was much easier for me to learn than if I had tried to learn English. 

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