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Do you have a kid who loves crafts and wants to learn to knit? Maybe they have taken the first few steps to try out knitting and are ready to takle their very first project.
If you want to encourage a child to make their first proper item, a really good idea is to give them a knitting kit. A kit willl include all the yarn they need, their very own pair of knitting needles, the pattern to make the project, and may include any othe accessories that they need, such as a needle to sew in the ends, a pompom maker or a french knitting dolly to make cords with.
Here are some really cute knitting kits, which will give children that all important encouragement to get knitting.
They all consist of small, quick to complete items which will maintain a young child's interest right through to the end of the project. They would also be great fun for grown-ups who are just learning howe to knit too!
This First Knitting Kit from Galt Toys is the perfect beginner kit for anyone who wants to have ago at wool crafts!
It includes all the materials and patterns to make a knitted bag, a purse and a pompom scarf. You also get a French knitting dolly and a pompom maker, as well as knitting needles.
The classic first knit for many people has always been a scarf. This childrens beginners kit includes the all materials that you need to knit either a bag or a scarf.
With colourful yarn and a pair of knitting needles you can create your own accessory
This beginners Garter Headband is quick and simple to knit and would make and will keep little ears warm on a winter's day.
This set is a perfect starter kit for anyone interested in knitting, with everything you need to get started.
The metal storage tin includes five balls of wool, two rolls of cotton thread, a wooden French knitter, a pompom maker, two sets of knitting needles, tape measure, scissors, crochet hook and three embroidery needles.
This simple and classic hat could be made and worn for years to come, and it is very easy to make.
The kit comes with a learn to knit booklet, plus yarn and needles. There is a choice of colours as well, so you don't hace to knit it in pink either!
Once you have moved on from a scarf, this adorable Owl knitting kit would be a fun project to tackle.
The techniques required are basic, but if you get stuck there is an online video tutorial available to help you out.
The Buttonbag Knit Kit Suitcase in cludes colourful yarn, two pairs of needles, buttons, felt and instructions for lots of simple projects to make with the kit's contents.
You can make a hat, simple fingerless mittens, bags, coin purses and little toys too.
Sirdar's Kith & Kin range are aimed at beginners, and this Child's Cat Hat and Scarf Knitting Kit is quite adorable.
Made in a simple garter stitich with details embroidered on afterwards it would make a fantastic first project for a child. The kit includes yarn, needles and the instructions.
With this kit you can learn to knit a scarf, a pouch, and fingerless gloves too. With full instructions, lots of colourful yarn, needles and a sewing up needle too, it is everything you need to get started!
If you want to do even more to encourage young knitters, here are 7 Tips For Teaching Kids To Knit.
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