There’s no time like the Autumn season that gets one in the mood to return to a favorite craft or take up a new one. If interested in the Fiber Arts, I am excited to share about a few books below that I got a privilege to add to my growing collection this year. These books are excellent for kids or those who may want to create age appropriately themed items for themselves or those special people in their life. I totally recommend these and feel there’s no time like the now to pick up one or all of these.
Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to knit? Look no further! Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Knitting starts with the absolute basics about knitting, beginning with a discussion about needles and yarn, how to cast stitches onto the needle, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are knitting confidently.
Mary Scott Huff, author of Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit and Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit, will guide you and your children through projects. With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you’re going to be creating crafty knit projects with your child in no time!
Each project lists the knitting skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination. Your children will learn to knit by making simple projects and building skills by practicing the essentials, and this book provides a sound foundation for a lifetime of knitting enjoyment.
My Thoughts: This book is a must have knitting book for kids! The projects found within are many including a basic washcloth, slippers, cowl, felted coasters, pencil roll, sweater, and much more. The full color photos are excellent. The instructions are easy to follow! Everything one would need to know about knitting from choosing the right yarn, washing knits, blocking, reading patterns, and much more is covered within these pages!
Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to crochet? Look no further! Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet starts with the absolute basics about stitching, beginning with a discussion about hooks and yarn and how to make simple chains, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are crocheting confidently.
Veteran crochet author Deborah Burger, author of Crochet 101 and How to Make 100 Crochet Appliqués, will guide you and your children through projects. With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you’re going to be creating crafty crochet projects with your child in no time!
Each project lists the crocheting skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination. Your children will learn to crochet by making simple projects and building skills by practicing the essentials, and this book provides a sound foundation for a lifetime of crocheting enjoyment.
My Thoughts: This book is must have crochet book for kids! I’m still a novice myself in crochet so I am even learning a thing or two about crocheting. The photos are excellent and the easy to understand instruction gently guides those of all skill levels through this wonderful fiber craft. Projects to practice newly learned skills on include Great Grannies Scarf, Water Bottle Net, Drawstring Bag, A pillow, and more! Make the projects for yourself or as gifts for family and friends! There are many tips and suggestions through out that make this book personal and helpful in boosting ones confidence in creating in such a wonderful way! Highest of recommendations.
Cute Accessories to Knit for Kids offers fun knitting projects ranging from headbands to hair frills, mini backpacks to legwarmers, bracelets, reversible scarves, and mitts. Knitters of all skill levels will love this resource as they get busy knitting for kids.
Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and full-color photos, this book makes knitting for kids a delight. The author, Kate Oates, is famous in the knitting community for her whimsical touch, designing colorful pieces that kids will actually wear and use. Grab your knitting needles, pick your yarn, and dig into this book as you begin new knitted accessories for all the kids in your life.
My Thoughts – I like this collection of patterns. There are project ideas for both boys and girls that differ from your typical pattern book filled with baby or hat patterns. The variety is refreshing. The color choices of the yarn used in the book are vibrant and are a great inspiration of color that would likely appeal to the intended kid to tween age these patterns are intended for. I certainly feel this book as a great asset to my collection of knitting books.
Finger Knitting Fun is the answer! So quick and simple, a perfect project for children, learning how to knit with your fingers is the best way to start crafting without cumbersome needles! All you need is some yarn and your hands to create modern and sophisticated knitted strands that you can use in any project around the house or everyday fashion.
From jewelry and wearable accessories to wall art, gifts, and room decorations, Finger Knitting Fun includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 28 projects, which use yarn and other exciting materials such as paracord, leather, and more.
DIY Lifestyles expert Vickie Howell provides you with a wonderful resource with the basics of finger knitting and over 28 things to make with the beautiful fabric that you create. Grab that ball of yarn and easily turn it into a charming knitted piece with endless possibilities.
My Thoughts: This book totally appeals to me because as a child I first learned to knit using my fingers! I remember making belts, bracelets, headbands, and so on with this technique. I adore this book because is has patterns for all sorts of items such as scarves, a hat, pillows, garland, bags, and much more. It has patterns for both and boys and girls. There’s plenty of fashion accessories, home decor items, and more to create. The photographs are excellent and the instructions in doing this technique are easy to understand. This is a excellent book if you are looking for something different or if you feel you just aren’t ready for a crochet hook or needles just yet.
Interested in Purchasing? You can find Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Knitting and the other titles mentioned above on Amazon.com as well as other popular book distributors.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.