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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Can't help you with books, but the videos on knittinghelp.com 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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