Have you ever wanted to learn to knit?
Knitting is a wonderful and useful skill! If you want to learn to knit and you’re not sure where or how to start (or whether you’ll even like knitting), this guide will provide the basic, step-by-step encouragement you need!
Here you will find 48 consecutive lessons which will guide you to learn, practice and apply basic knitting skills. These skills are, in order:
- how to ‘cast on’
- how to do the ‘knit’ stitch
- how to do the ‘purl’ stitch
- how to ‘cast off’
- how to combine ‘knit’ and ‘purl’ stitches to make 11 different knitting patterns
- how to do three, more advanced stitches (‘yarn over needle’, ‘knit two together’, ‘purl two together’) which will also be used in patterns.
Labels are provided for each of the patterns. You can pin to your finished samples for easy reference. Three bonus lessons provide basic instructions for completing a simple project:
- a washcloth or doll blanket
- a hair tie
- and a scarf
Important: Please note that this is only a lesson guide; the lessons here only offer a plan for you to follow in order to acquire the skills you need. It is meant to introduce them one at a time. This helps ensure the process is enjoyable, effective, and fun. To learn the actual mechanics of knitting, you will need to refer to a handful of clear, full-color, free websites (addresses provided), or to a library book or parent/friend.
Knitting and other crafts (such as mosaics) are excellent tools for developing fine motor skills. This in turn can improve a student’s performance in other areas such as playing a musical instrument, writing neatly, attention to detail, patience, and the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. Go slowly and be generous with your praise – fine work takes practice and perseverance!
About Canadian Winter Homeschool Materials
We homeschool in Montreal, Canada, where we have spent over ten years creating original homeschool materials. These easy-to-use, print-on-demand eBooks are one-of-a-kind affordable tools for effective home learning. They’ve been used successfully in classrooms too!