I taught my 19year old gd to knit this afternoon band she took to it like a duck to water. I am so thrilled.
That is exactly what I did with my 5-year old granddaughter. She can now tell you exactly how to make the stitches, but doesn't yet have her muscles trained to exactly what she tells them. I promised her we'll try again next year (they live 12 hours driving away from us), and she decided that I should save the ball of yarn we'd been working with, as she is "going to make a sweater for Daddy"....susanjoy said:Try sitting her down just in front of you and hold the needles with her, showing her each step one at a time, talking through the process. Something like, right needle into stitch, yarn round needle, pull loop through stitch, slide stitch off left needle.
Back in the '50s we could choose "Home Economics" as an elective. I took cooking and sewing. I can't remember that knit or crochet was even offered.no1girl said:shame it is not taught in schools these days. grade 4 we started, and knitted every year until I left after year three. also dressmaking, crochet, weaving, and cooking.