Kids Knit:20 Projects with fun techniques to learn by Kerry Kimber

Are you ready for a new knitting book perfect for kids? It is called, Kids Knit: 20 projects with fun techniques to learn by Kerry Kimber.

Knitting for All: Kids Knit is a stylish and aspirational book containing age and stage appropriate knitting techniques and patterns. The projects enable children to learn the basics of knitting and start creating simple items very quickly. Kids will be amazed at what they are suddenly able to make from those basics and once they're hooked there will be no stopping them. Once they're ready they can move on to learning how to change color and knit in stripes-then they'll be on to complex shapes and textures.

The book is also interspersed with beautiful photography, knitting jokes and activities and attractive illustrations. The start of each level contains photographed step-by-step tutorials covering new skills to make learning straightforward. Kerry Kimber's expert advice stems from years of teaching knitting to children.

About the author:
Kerry Kimber always wanted to teach her children to knit, so she thought hard about how to do it in a way that would encourage and enthuse them from the start. She realized the potential to teach these skills more widely, and she began the Kids Knit programme, which after proving to be a rip-roaring success became Knitting For All, an educational organization which teaches knitting to children, young people and adults in the UK and Ireland. She is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In my opinion:
This book was fantastic! I appreciated the simple and basic patterns that kids could learn. I loved the step by step tutorial photos. Those photos were very helpful. I also appreciated the Ten Great Things About Knitting which included the following:

#1 You can Make Stuff
#2 Feel Good
#3 Relax
#4 Improve your Math
#5 No Screens
#6 Banish Boredom
#7 Cheer you up
#8 Make Friends
#9 Start a Movement
#10 Gifts from the heart

I decided to try out one of the projects with the supplies I had on hand. I wanted to try the Woven Pouch pattern but tweaked it a bit since I had a few ideas of my own. I used Bernat Blanket Extra yarn instead of Rowan Big Wool (since I already had it) and the 10mm US 15 knitting needles as recommended. I did change the CO to 40 since I wanted a larger purse for Olivia to have. The pattern asked to cast on 10 stitches. And I added a handle. So, it doesn't look like the adorable picture in the pattern book but now Olivia has a cute purse to wear. I guess you can do anything with the garter stitch.

Kerry Kimber said, "Knitting is fun, creative and relaxing." Kids Knit is the perfect "introduction to the wonderful world of knitting." It has all of the basic points of knitting. And it even included a few jokes which I thought were hilarious. My husband looked at me strangely. My daughter, Olivia loved the three characters (Catherine Cat, Blue Bear and Cotton Socks) and found them easily throughout the book. Kids Knit was definitely a kid friendly knitting book. I definitely recommend this book to anyone aged 9 and up but that is purely my opinion.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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