Kids Knit - New Book

kids knit knitting Oct 07, 2020

 

Kids Knit is the perfect starter book for children wanting to learn how to knit. Packed with 20 fun patterns and top tips for knitting success, this comprehensive children’s knitting course starts with basic knitting skills and gradually increases in complexity as the book progresses.

Children begin with chunky, wooden needles to create simple shapes using Rowan Big Wool. The key at this stage is to get projects completed quickly so children grow in confidence and see themselves as creatively capable. As they move through the patterns, skills are consolidated and new skills introduced.

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One Ball Beanie

Using just one ball of Rowan Big Wool, this easy garter stitch beanie style hat is a real stunner!

Materials: 100g Rowan Big Wool

Needles:  8mm single point needles

Notions:  Tapestry needle for sewing up

Abbreviations:  k2tog: Decrease by knitting 2 together

Tension:  8mm needles and in Garter Stitch: 10cm = 10 stitches and 24 rows

 

PATTERN

Cast on 48 stitches. Knit 30 rows.

Decrease for the crown of the hat

Row 31: *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to end (40 stitches) Row 32: Knit
Row 33: * K3, k2tog, repeat from * to end (32 stitches) Row 34: Knit
Row 35: * K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end (24 stitches) Row 36: Knit
Row 37: * K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end (16 stitches) Row 38: Knit
Row 39: * k2tog, repeat from * to end (8 stitches)

Cut the yarn leaving a long end to sew up. Then thread the end through all the remaining stitches. Pull up tight and secure with some sewing. Sew the sides of your hat together.

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Six well known benefits of knitting

Every knitter knows the joy that knitting brings.  Just squidging some lovely hand dyed alpaca yarn and giving it a sniff relaxes us and makes us feel good!  But just in case you need a reminder – here are just six of the many great benefits knitting brings us.

  • It helps relieve feelings of stress, worry and depression
  • It helps prevent arthritis and tendinitis
  • It’s a great way to escape the chaos of everyday life
  • It improves maths skills and spacial recognition
  • It might delay the onset of dementia
  • It provides opportunities to meet with like-minded people

And that’s just the beginning!  

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10 Great Things About Kids Knit

kids knit knitting Jan 03, 2020

Our Kids Knit Programme features 4 levels of knitting: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. Within each level, there are many projects to choose from which are specifically designed to be appropriate for that level and ability. Each project aims to consolidate skills learned in the previous project whilst introducing a new ones.

Our award winning classes are available in schools, cafes, church halls and the homes of our teachers. They are fantastically successful with children clamouring to join in the fun and learn new skills.

But Kids Knit isn’t just about learning crafting skills. Here’s what’s so great about our Kids Knit classes!

 

1.  Building Confidence. 

Confidence is the key to success in learning any new skill. Most of the projects are fairly quick to knit, especially in the Beginner stage. This allows the children to take satisfaction from having achieved something and encourages them to get started on something new, which...

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Meet Sara, our clever Star Knitter!

kids knit knitting Dec 18, 2019

Fiona Campbell teaches Kids Knit classes in the Cramond and Blackhall areas of Edinburgh.  Recently, one of her students showed her a presentation she had made about her Kids Knit classes to show her primary school class.  Fiona was so impressed she thought you would like to meet her clever and inspiring little Kids Knitter.  We’ve included one of her PowerPoint slides below.  Say Hello to Sara! 

Tell us bit about yourself Sara, how old are you and what school do you go to?

I am 10 years old and I am the youngest in my year group. I go to Blackhall Primary school where I have loads of great friends.

What are your favourite foods and what kinds of things do you like to do in your spare time?

My favourite food is any pasta dishes. In my spare time I like knitting, drawing and reading. I am more of an indoor kind of person. I also really enjoy swimming, in fact I just started a proper swimming club!

What would you like to be when you grow up?

I am not...

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Meet Morven, our Star Knitter from Edinburgh

kids knit knitting Oct 23, 2019

Fiona Campbell teaches Kids Knit classes in the Cramond and Blackhall areas of Edinburgh. She recently shared some photos of one of her young student’s knitting projects and we were so impressed that we thought you’d like to see them too!  Say hello to Morven!

Tell us bit about yourself Morven, how old are you and what school do you go to?

I go to Blackhall primary school and I’m ten years old. I love art, reading and of course I love knitting. Other than my Kids Knit class, I do gymnastics and I go to a club called Relax Kids.

What are your favourite foods and what kinds of things do you like to do in your spare time?

My favourite food is noodles and I love pasta with pesto.  In my spare time I like to read, draw and watch Harry Potter.  My favourite Harry Potter film is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.

What would you like to be when you grow up?

When I grow up I would like to do something that involves helping...

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Kids Knit Active Attitude

kids knit Mar 25, 2019

I love teaching my Kids Knitters at Stockbridge Primary School every week. They are truly a delight! I love how full of chat they are when they come into the class, eagerly telling me about what’s going on in their lives. And I really, really love how much they love knitting.  It makes me very happy because that’s what I set up my classes for in the first place.

I’ve been introducing my little learners to the whole idea of “Above and Below the line”… Have you heard about this? I learned it from my business coach (definitely deserving of a shout out here – Alan Smith of Action Coach) and I love it – It’s really helpful for all of us if we understand it properly. My Kids Knitters always ask me to draw it all up on the white board and add to it as the lesson progresses. See below!

So, below the Big Red Line (as my Kids Knitters call it) is the place where you deny responsibility, blame mistakes or problems on...

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Kids Knit as seen on TV!

kids knit Feb 28, 2018

Since Kids Knit is the UK and Ireland’s premiere children’s knitting programme, we were rather chuffed when the BBC approached our franchisee, Samira Hill, to film one of her Kids Knit classes for a Cbeebies tv show called Down On The Farm.

The Cbeebies film crew braved the snowy weather and arrived one cold Saturday morning at the venue (a gorgeous cafe called Cafe U in Kelso whose scrumptious soup, sandwiches and scones I am happy to recommend), and set up a mini studio to film our little Kids Knitters.

We created a lovely filming environment with all our gorgeous knitted blankets, cushions, throws and cute knitted toys, our beautiful home made knitting needles and baskets of scrumptious wool in delightful colours.  Maddison, Paige, Hope, Kansiray, his mum Geraldine and Samira performed with confidence and poise in front of the cameras ….  and then 5 hours later it was all over!

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