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Kids Knitting

Projects for Kids of all Ages

By Melanie Falick

Illustrated by Kristin Nicholas

Photographs by Chris Hartlove

Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award Winner

“This is the best how-to-knit book for kids I’ve seen in a long time.” —Knitty

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.

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“[Susan] has managed to write a book that not only teaches kids to knit, but also helps a knitting adult teach a newbie knitting kiddo. This is the best how-to knit book for kids I’ve seen in a long time.”
“A joyful book!”
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September 15, 2003