Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 128 pages
Published: October 15, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0764127187
ISBN - 13: 9780764127182
From the Publisher
Today, an ancient and venerable hobby is gaining popularity among kids. It''s the craft of knitting! These days, our youngest knitters are discovering that they can do it anywhere, and make everything from handbags and belts to scarves, hats, sweaters, bracelets, and fun toys. Starting with simple finger knitting, the author goes on to instruct on how to use straight and circular needles as kids master a variety of different stitches. Clear, full-color, step-by-step line art is supplemented with color photos of finished pieces. Kids will also find information on knitting materials and equipment along with methods for knitting different shapes. The author gives directions for completing sixteen projects, including a funny-face drawstring bag, a super-size name scarf, a matching head scarf and belt, dolls with floppy arms and legs, a plaid poncho, and even a cozy mohair-and-wool sweater. Here''s the latest, greatest kids'' craze--and here''s an easy and fun way to start knitting.
From the Jacket
A 1,000-year-old hobby is just hitting the playground, and children can’t learn it fast enough. It’s knitting!
You can do it anywhere, and make almost anything. With our easy-to-read instructions and colorful illustrations, you’ll be completing our projects before the school bell rings.
Follow the simple instructions to make woolly delights you’ll be proud to show off to your friends: funny-face bags, scarves and belts, quick-knit sweaters, and fantastic flower pins! Starting with finger knitting, you’ll learn how to use straight and circular needles, and work in all the stitches you’ll ever need—while having lots of fun!
It’s the latest, greatest craze. So don’t get bored—get knitting!
About the Author
Carolyn Clewer designs and creates knitwear for her own girls’ fashion label, Miss Fleur, and teaches knitting classes at the Winchester School of Art in England. She even earned a master’s degree in knitting at the Royal College of Art, London.
"Kids will want to jump on the knitting bandwagon when they see Kids Can Knit. .. This book will appeal to preteens of both genders."
—Interweave Knits, Summer 2004
"This inviting compendium gets kids started with the simplest of techniques. The book does a fine job of incorporating new techniques as each project becomes more difficult. . The instructions and illustrations make getting started easy. Readers will be enticed by the book''s attractive format—clear, crisp photographs featuring both boys and girls are set against bright shapes and colors. Great for a new generation of knitters."
—Illene Cooper, Booklist, December 2003