My little girls (ages 6 and 7) have been watching me knit for years. They’ve asked to learn, and I tried to teach them, but they found it frustrating when their fingers didn’t do what they wanted. So we took a break from actual knitting and they spent some time learning the basics on a Knitting Mushroom (like this one) and a Knitting Fork, both very good for children who aren’t quite ready for two needles.
But this last week, they determined to learn to knit like Mama, so I set aside my own project and we sat together, one at a time (this was key for me, I cannot teach two children how to knit at once) and they learned.
In through the front door,
Around the back,
Out through the window,
And off jumps Jack!
A simple rhyme for knitting
And the littlest Little? Well, I don’t think he’s quite ready to take up his needles to knit, but he did enjoy having them do battle with a ball of yarn.