"When is a child old enough to learn to knit? I've tried a few times and my 5 1/2-year-old daughter, Maya, has finally taken to it! We started on some scrap yarn but it just wasn't right. I wanted bigger needles and thicker yarn so she would see the progress to keep her motivated. We went to one of the shops I frequented when we lived there. I used to take Maya there when she was a baby and, to my surprise, they remembered us!
We got started that night. She sat on my lap and I cast on 10 stitches. She watched me do a few stitches, we did a few with her hands on mine and then I watched and coached her while she finished the row. She did amazing for a beginner! It was so hard to let her make mistakes because I knew how to fix them but she really seemed to get it. We are now trying to knit together when we have down time and she has dubbed it her 'favorite thing.' She even brought it in for show and tell!" — Sarah of Mamma Granate