Include a set of "quality" fixed circulars 24" length with lace tips (Knitter's Pride or Knit Pro), a simple stitch dictionary so she can make hot pads or scarves, a crochet hook(the ones I find useful are by Susan Bates called Handi Tool...crochet hook at one end, knitting needle at other, 3" long, though other companies now make these), a notebook for jotting down her ideas and may be even graph paper if she wants to make designs. Plus a folder to keep patterns she finds on Ravelry. Yes, sign her up for Ravelry so she can see what is out there that others make.
I think her own special knitting basket with bright colored yarn and needles whatever sizes you think she'd use best with her small hands, some scissors or yarn cutter, but definitely some type of container just for her stuff. You could print her off a couple of free and easy patterns, roll them up and tie them with ribbon.
Great idea here. She'll have her own special "stuff". Wish I had someone to do this for. Love it.
I was about that age and my scarves would have lots of holes but practice makes perfect. My mother would make me take it apart and start over so I would knit in the bathroom with the door locked. Just let her fool around with that till she is older or stops making holes.
I think the 'coupon' would be one the grandmother makes so she can spend special time with child.
Since you are going to have to order online for her, look for a "beginning to knit" kit, or something called "I taught myself to knit". They usually have a set of medium size needles, an easy pattern book with pictures and instructions, graphics on how to hold the needles and yarn, possibly tapestry needle and maybe point protectors. The only thing missing would be yarn.
You've started a life long obsession lol
That's how I learnt to knit, my nana knitted constantly and obviously I was asking lots of questions and my nan taught me to knit.....i was 3yo when I first started knitting and by the age of 10yo started getting pocket money which I spent on yarn(I had all the needles and patterns in nanas collection)
Now as an adult(46yo) I have yarn stash you wouldn't believe and probably thousands of needles and patterns.
I'm also a machine knitter....taught by my nana at 14yo and have 9 knitting machines and enough books that you could open a library with.
My nana was and still is my hero.
Oh just make one up for her this is just warming my heart that she wants knitting stuff!
On the subject of yarn I would pick not just bright colors, but her FAVORITE colors.