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Teaching GD to Knit

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Pippa000 Thu 04-Jun-15 09:13:11

My 5 year old ( just) GD watches me knit and wants to learn. Any hints would be gratefully received as to how to teach her. I have forgotten how I was taught but think I was older. She watched me for ages but can't quite grasp the basics.

SuzieB Mon 17-Aug-15 10:13:11

Agree Auntieflo. But I found that my GD could cope even better with a circular needle because it is so light. Mind you, she soon lost interest in the whole thing - would only do it when I was around. She eventually decided she wanted to study particle physics at uni. instead!

MammaN Wed 19-Aug-15 13:47:34

I was knitting dolls clothes at 8 years old. The whole class knitted at 9/10 years and at that age I taught a friend how to knit left handed by reversing the instructions. Taught my children when they were little but both girls forgot - don't know that son's ever tried again. Taught GS1 and he was quite good - better than his mother smile

GrandmaH Sun 13-Dec-15 14:13:00

I have been told that to teach a left hander to knit if you are right handed you sit them in front of you- haven't tried it yet but once DGD gets hang of cross stitch (without puling thread out of needle EVERY time!!) I am going to give it a go.

May start with crochet having read through this link.

sherish Mon 14-Dec-15 07:56:49

I am left handed but never felt the need to knit any other way than a right handed person does. Both my mum and my sister were left handed too and they knitted the usual way. I think it's how you are taught at the beginning. We never knew anything different.