During this summer, I have been teaching my coworker’s daugher, Evelyn, how to knit. We meet once a week and early this week, she completed her first ever knitted toy! Below is an image of Quacky (which she named herself).
(Quacky didn’t quite get the memo that it’s summertime)
I am so proud of her and her accomplishments especially because she has never learned how to knit before. She is so dedicated, patient, and hardworking. I am just so grateful to have such a wonderful student. Evelyn is also my one and only student but she is the best!
Pattern: Jean Greenhowe’s “The Duck Family”
My approach to teaching Evelyn how to knit?
1. Long-tail cast on
2. The knit stitch
3. The purl stitch
4. Increasing (kfb and pfb)
5. Decreasing (k2tog and p2tog)
6. Cast off (k wise)
7. Reading patterns (understanding the vocab, g-st, st-st, yarn (yo), b + t)
8. Circular knitting
Have any of you folks taught anyone how to knit before? I would love any advice or suggestions! :)
Below are photos by Stringrain (Evelyn’s mommy) – She is also a fabulous photographer!