By Laura Liddell, Dec 10 2015 02:50PM
Spend quality time with your grandchildren and teach them how to knit. By doing so you will create fond memories between the two of you and in the future whenever they turn to their knitting they will think of you. It will create a bond that will last their lifetime.
Once mastered you can share quiet times together where you will connect over knitting. Few words will be necessary but when it does come the flow of conversation will be spontaneous and reflective.
From the age of 3 lacing cards is a good beginning to develop hand and eye coordination and they will learn to manipulate a needle through holes.
From 5, finger knitting could be introduced as it requires no needles or hooks. Arm knitting could be great fun as the stitches are huge and the rows grow rapidly. French Knitting where braids are made is another good option. Sometimes called Knitting Nancy.
From about 7 Harriet Hare knitting kit is ideal. Many people start children off by getting them to knit a scarf, as it is easy and straight. But just think how long a scarf is. How quickly will they get bored? Or even a simple hat they will need to stick with it to get a result. Harriet Hare is small so items are quick and simple to make. They can complete clothes quickly and get a great sense of achievement by completing something. Harriet Hare will rapidly begin to come to life. Children will develop a skill for life and one they will be able to hand down to their children.