Keeping kids busy this summer, all ninety-four days of it may seem pretty simple, but when you factor in the ever-changing weather it does have its challenges, especially at that precarious age when a bag of water balloons, a pail of beach toys, or a stack of books may not get the same enthusiastic reaction as it did in previous years. Offering them a pair of knitting needles might just ignite their creative interest and start the ball rolling. Beginning with a small project right off the bat is the best approach, a scarf, a cowl or a hat requires a shorter attention span and greater satisfaction as a result.
A fresh idea from Sirdar, Head Start is a project in a ball, topped off with a fuzzy flash of faux fur. This yarn is soft and cosy, yet thick enough to make it rewarding for first time knitters. Look for all four shades- Pink Rocks, Soda Pop, Teen Spirit, and Electric Blue. Hat pattern included on label.
A great follow-up to the Head Start hat kit, this scarf project requires two balls and a pair of 10 mm needles. Kids will learn the basic knit stitch quickly with this super chunky yarn and enjoy a few hours of simple enjoyment, working with their hands and creating a trendy accessory to wear when the weather cools down. Also a great little kit to giftwrap for birthdays.
The arm knitting craze shows no signs of slipping away, quite the contrary, it is gaining more momentum as fall yarns appear on the horizon in luscious new colours and textures. This technique utilizes both arms in much the same way as knitting needles to create a very loose airy scarf or cowl. Its a great way to keep the kids occupied while on a road trip, around the campsite, or anytime a group activity is required. This Big Impact Cowl is a speedy project, worked over six stitches with two strands of yarn held together. Requires two balls of Poems Forte by Wisdom Yarns. FREE Pattern.