Teaching a child to knit

The right age to teach a child to knit is whenever your child shows an interest. Children are not too young to learn if they ask. Usually at the age of five or six, children have enough dexterity to handle the needles. Tying shoes is an easy test. You can also try crochet first, the use of a hook may be easier.

Let the child pick out a chunky yarn of their choosing. A multicolored yarn will help keep them interested. They will be excited to see how the colors knit themselves out. Another fun way to get them started is to help them to dye their own yarn. Also, two different color needles will help make the learning easier. Their own knitting bag is a nice idea.  To find out about the advantages in teaching a child to knit, read on.




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