Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages (Paperback)

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By Melanie Falick, Chris Hartlove (Photographs by), Kristin Nicholas (Illustrator)
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In fifteen easy projects, from bouncy bean bags to a rolled-edge sweater, author and knitting expert Melanie Falick teaches kids of all ages how to knit. Through step-by-step instructions and candy-colored illustrations, beginners learn the fundamentals: knitting tools, finger-knitting, and basic stitches such as knit, purl, mattress, overcast, embroidery, and stockinette.

Kids Knitting emphasizes fun in every step of the learning process. Sunny paintings by Kristin Nicholas illustrate the individual steps of each technique. Bright boxes of blues, greens, and reds explain everything from button-sewing to tassel-tying. Charming photographs by Chris Hartlove feature finished projects modeled by the creators themselves--all kids who knit.

Best of all, kids get to keep and use whatever they make: bookmarks, backpacks, bracelets, even their own set of customized knitting needles, topped with acorn caps or polka dot balls.

About the Author

Melanie Falick is a writer, editor, and creative consultant. She is the editor and creative director of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides and writes the Beginnings column for Uppercase magazine. She was formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and was editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of Knitting in America and Kids Knitting (both from Artisan), as well as Weekend Knitting, Handknit Holidays, and Knitting for Baby. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick.

Chris Hartlove shoots portraits, photographic essays, and landscapes for Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Details, and Outside, among other magazines. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Kristin Nicholas was named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the '90s and has designed knitwear for Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, and other major magazines. She is the author of Colorful Stitchery and three other books on knitting. Kristin lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and assorted farm animals.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781579652418
ISBN-10: 1579652417
Publisher: Artisan
Publication Date: September 15th, 2003
Pages: 128
Language: English