Beginning knitting book for kids
December 18, 2013 9:51 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a book on how to knit, for a 7 year old. I'm planning to teach her the basics in person, and then give her the book to take home for further reference. Can anyone recommend a good one? Bonus: Do you have a favorite yarn store in SF?
posted by pompelmo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure of a book, but I love Imagiknit on 18th Street. If you don't get a good suggestion here for a book, I'll be they can offer one.
posted by mamabear at 10:13 AM on December 18, 2013 [2 favorites]

Kids Knitting is good.
posted by belladonna at 11:04 AM on December 18, 2013 [2 favorites]

In addition to knitting books, I've found YouTube to be extremely helpful in helping me visualize how the working yarn is supposed to be moving.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 11:49 AM on December 18, 2013 [2 favorites]

I haven't seen it first hand, but there is a knitting DVD for kids. Watching someone knit was easier for me to learn than looking at pictures in books and trying to figure out the movements involved.
posted by cecic at 12:19 PM on December 18, 2013

Another thumbs up for Kids Knitting. I taught myself out of that book as an adult.
posted by Foam Pants at 12:45 PM on December 18, 2013

Seconding Imagiknit. They're awesome!
posted by trip and a half at 2:44 PM on December 18, 2013

Thirding for Imagiknit; last time I was there, a mom and daughter duo were buying their first yarn and booking private crochet lessons, so they will have suggestions/resources for teaching children to knit.
posted by littlemisslaika at 6:41 PM on December 18, 2013

Thanks, all! I bought yarn and needles at Imagiknit today (they're pretty close to my neighborhood). They didn't really have a book I liked, so I'm going to order Kids Knitting.
posted by pompelmo at 7:24 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

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