KNITTING by Judy Ann Sadler

KNITTING

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Age Range: 7 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

A well-designed, easy-to-follow guide for new knitters. Long ago, knitting was a skill taught to children as young as three. Sadler’s (Sandwiches for Duke, not reviewed, etc.) short, easy-to-follow directions, accompanied by clear photographs and illustrations, will make it easy for children to learn this satisfying craft. Without burdening the young reader with distracting information, she explains the stitches and gives detailed, straightforward instructions for 11 projects, from a scarf to mittens to a jaunty bookbag. She has wisely altered some traditional patterns to make them more child-friendly; for example, the socks are called slipper socks and are made on two needles with a seam up the back rather than the traditional four-needle method. Children are photographed modeling the finished projects that have been knitted in bright colors. While knitting is still best learned from another person who is proficient in the art, many fine knitters have taught themselves from books. Sadler makes that task possible for beginning knitters of any age. (Nonfiction. 7+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2002
ISBN: 1-55337-050-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Kids Can
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2002




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