Patterns, Tips

A simple kids knitting project for the holidays

We have been asked a few times recently about good projects for kids starting to knit.

With the school holidays upon us, here is one project that doesn’t involve weeks of knitting and where any early mistakes can become a virtue.

With a finger puppet monster, it isn’t the end of the world if some of the stitches are bigger than others – it is just how that monster is – and you don’t need much in the way of materials, just the left overs in your craft cupboard (this one used a scrap of patterned yarn).

To make a finger puppet, cast on 10-12 stitches in DK or aran yarn and knit until you have a rough square.

Cut the yarn leaving a longish tail and thread the tail through the stitches, pull it tight and sew up the back seam.

Then you can have lots of fun decorating the monster with buttons, googly eyes, felt and other yarn.

If you do make monsters please share a pic on our Facebook or Twitter feeds.

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