Today, I was knitting a pair of mukluks on my bed when the mini me came running into my room.
“Mom! Teach me!”
“Teach you what?”
” I wanna knit.”
I was trying to seem calm but, inside I was freaking out! I don’t know how to teach her to knit! I can teach an adult but, a four year old is a whole different ballgame.
So I did what any rational person would do and I Immediately, passed her my needles. Slippers and all.
I don’t want to fustrate her or myself so after a few minutes . I made it kind of a game. Showing her how the needles make an “X” and so on. The. I sat her on my lap and told her to hold my hands. That way I she can knit without really knitting.
“No mom. I want to go round and round and round like you do. I want to do it by myself.”
Umm. Okay. So, I grabbed some random needles and blue yarn ( her favorite colour) and a bag. I explained these were her knitting things. We would keep them in her knitting bag and whenever she want to knit she can grab her bag and come sit beside me.
I realize this may not last. She may hate knitting tomorrow.That’s okay. I’ll take what I can get. However as of today , in her mind, she’s knitting a hat.
So, here’s my question… How do you teach a kid to knit? More specifically, a left handed, 4 year old?
What would you do? Let her play or try and actually teach her, and if so how?
Comment and let me know!
Thanks for reading!