Kids Knitting   -     By: Melanie Falick
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Kids Knitting

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Knit one, purl two. Knitting rocks! From swatches to sweaters, here are the basics of knitting for beginners of all ages. Packed with lavish photography, easy-to-follow directions, and irresistibly cool ideas, this kid-friendly guide will make your whole family want to go out and buy yarn. Learn to dye wool with Kool Aid, create personalized polka dot needles, and knit everything from bean bags and gingerbread dolls to afghans and sweaters!

With straightforward language and step-by-step instructions, kids will learn about finger knitting, casting on and binding off, the knit, purl, and stockinette stitches, knitting in the round, and shaping. This book includes 15 easy projects from bouncy beanbags to a rolled-edge sweater. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1579652417
ISBN-13: 9781579652418
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Publisher's Description

In fifteen easy projects, from bouncy bean bags to a rolled-edge sweater, author and knitting expert Melanie Falick teaches kids of all ages how to knit. Through step-by-step instructions and candy-colored illustrations, beginners learn the fundamentals: knitting tools, finger-knitting, and basic stitches such as knit, purl, mattress, overcast, embroidery, and stockinette.

Kids Knitting emphasizes fun in every step of the learning process. Sunny paintings by Kristin Nicholas illustrate the individual steps of each technique. Bright boxes of blues, greens, and reds explain everything from button-sewing to tassel-tying. Charming photographs by Chris Hartlove feature finished projects modeled by the creators themselves--all kids who knit.

Best of all, kids get to keep and use whatever they make: bookmarks, backpacks, bracelets, even their own set of customized knitting needles, topped with acorn caps or polka dot balls.

Author Bio

Melanie Falick is a writer and editor with a passion for the textile arts and travel. Her writings on knitting and other subjects have appeared in Travel & Leisure, Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, Piecework, Knitters, Fiberarts, Rowan Knitting Magazine, and Bon Apptit. She is the co-author of Restaurant Lover's Companion.
Chris Hartlove shoots portraits, photographic essays, and landscapes for Cond Nast Traveler, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Details, and Outside, among other magazines. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kristin Nicholas was named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the '90s and has designed knitwear for Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, and other major magazines. She is the author of Colorful Stitchery and three other books on knitting. Kristin lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and assorted farm animals.

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    This is not only a great kids book, but is super for the beginning knitter! It's one of a few that I used to teach myself, so I am speaking from personal experience.
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