Teach Your Child Knitting

One of the crafts my children really wanted to learn was to knit, so I decided to look for some helpful videos that showed us how to do it from scratch. Knitting had lost it’s popularity many years ago, but has made a comeback – that’s great news for kids! As a child, I had learned to do all types of handcrafts in school, and today I am able to learn new types of stitches and methods faster, and I’m not daunted by projects, because I had learned the basics already. The factor now is lack of time!

But my children have the time, and for me the teaching is the awkward and time-consuming part. Therefore I searched for easy video tutorials to teach them how to knit, and I find it much easier and more professional for us all. Here is an explanation of what knitting is for your children:

Knitting is merely the process of using two or more needles to loop yarn into a series of connected loops, to create a garment. It originated as a basic human need for clothing to protect against the cold, but hand knitting has become less necessary and more of a hobby nowadays.

I prefer to start my children off with bigger needles and thicker wool, so their project moves faster and they don’t’ get bored from lack of progress. Also, I prefer to follow patterns that are straight – like knitting a neck scarf in one kind of stitch, then after they have more experience, I will show them other stitches. Thereafter, they can choose to make something more complicated, like a bag or cap if they wish.

These quick, easy and simple videos by Alex Toys that I found, are great for beginners! So if you have ever wanted to teach your children how to knit, I hope it helps you start out Inshallah.

How To Cast- On Stitches

How To Knit Stitch

How To Cast-Off Stitches

A big thanks to AlexToysVideos on YouTube for these helpful videos!

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Zakkiya
Founder, author, and designer of Muslimommy. Mom of six from seven to fifteen years of age. My quest is to remind mothers of the blessings of motherhood and provide simple methods to attain relief. My Love for Allah SWT and his beloved Prophet SAW inspire me to spread a peaceful message through the woes of parenthood. Forgive me for any error for only God is Perfect. My writing is a reminder to others, but mostly myself, about the temporary and difficult challenges of this world for an everlasting and beautiful hereafter. Insha'Allah may we meet there someday.
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