Learn to Knit with Jackie
This tiny hat knitting giant, along with her mother, sister and even, get this, her father, tons of school and neighborhood tweens and teens have made hundreds of knit projects for relief organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, Relay for Life, other charities, hospitals and orphanages around the world.
In February of 2013 I recorded Jackie to create a loom knitting video tutorial just for kids. You have to see her in action to believe that she is only 10 and is such an eloquent and effective teacher.. Watch with the kids. I promise that you will learn to knit and be inspired. I also assure you that you will have a lot of fun in the process.
I marvel at the picture above of Jackie at the tender age of 8 when she learned to make purses out of her loom knitted hats . These have also found their way to many happy little girls around the world. She is as proud as she looks of her great accomplishment. I must say that I am TOTALLY proud to call her my friend.
You’re Going to Love Jackie as Much as We Do and
You and Your Kids will
Learn to Knit!
Looms are The Ideal Knitting Tool for Kids
Looms are made of colorful , sturdy plastic. They are easy to manipulate and the amount of concentration needed to carry out the task is not as intensive with this technique as it is with crochet or regular knitting.
I personally will not keep knitting needles at my house. When my brother was 10 he sat on one of them. I won’t go into details.
A really great fact is that a child can finish the task of making a hat without having to learn how to read patterns and having to count. They can if they want to later on but it is not necessary. To tell the truth, I don’t follow patterns to make my basic hat projects and I don’t like to count unless my design is complex or I’m making a pair of something like socks and even in that case there are methods to make it easier.
Read my article, Knitting with an Attention Disorder. This information benefits anybody you don’t have to suffer from ADHD you can just be 12 years old and not be interested and that’s enough to lose interest in a loom knitting project. I just need to remember that the laundry is still in the dryer and off I go losing my place in my knitting project.
Looming is a Great Yarn Craft
Yarn crafts are fun, cheap and easy. Loom knitting is a great one. That was the point of making the instructional video. To show that kids as young as 8 could make this craft that lends itself so greatly for charitable giving. By the way, charity begins at home – So junior can start with making Dad a Florida Gator’s hat (or what ever the favorite team colors are) ! They make great Christmas gifts, especially when paired with a cool scarf which is also very easy to make.
Once your child learns to loom knit a simple hat there are boundless other things to make, This website is dedicated to just that. Showing you all the stuff your child or you can make when you learn to loom knit a hat.
We hope you have benefit from our story and our video. Please feel free to share it with your friends and loved ones. Both Jackie and I hope that you would be so kind and leave us a few words of encouragement, questions, or comments in the box below. It will certainly help me with the next Kids Tutorial and let Jackie know that all her hard work is well noted.
Thank You !
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