My Sweet little boy

Loves to watch my knit. He will sit with me and unwraps the yarn for me as I go along.

Last night he says to me (while knitting of course) “Mommy, can you teach me how to knit?” So I told him the next time he goes with me to the LYS he can pick out some yarn and I would teach him. Well we were there last night and he picked out his yarn. So tonight, we will sit and I will try my hardest to teach my 6 y.o.s. how to knit.

How cute!

that is to cute
i taught my 6 year old grandaughter to knit
i have forgotten the knitting ryhme
i cant remember now
but we chanted it together and in 2 or 3 lessons she is knitting

Both my grandsons learned to knit. Last summer the six year old was sitting and knitting with my son’s girlfriend and me. He doesn’t do it often, but he did learn.

I am just hoping that my future step-children dont give him a hard time about it. :pray: I think that it is fine for a boy to knit. Rosie Greer (NFL player) knitted. It helped him with his focus and hand eye cordination.

That is so adorable. I hope the steps are nice about it. Maybe you can get them all knitting?

Show them Mason’s truck.

Hannah (The step daughter) wants to learn also. Jack (The step son) I dont think will have any interest what so ever. This will be a true test of my patience. :shifty:

Mason’s Truck? :?? You need to fill me in.

That’s sweet about your boy. Knitting is great for fine motor skills, as well. I hope to teach my 2 kids (4 and 7) to knit also.

Mason is a member here on KH known as [COLOR=#333333][FONT=Verdana]Knitting_Guy. He’s a truck driver. Actually, there are several guys here at Knitting Help, and all are really great knitters. So, if anyone gives your son a hard time, just tell them about some of the men here on KH![/FONT][/COLOR]

Awww that’s so cute. My daughter wants to learn also. She has tried but she is very impatient. So she gets frustrated. But when she gets it it is very cute. lol

I have never tried to “teach” Chris something. So I dont know how frustrated he will get. But Hannah on the other hand has ZERO patience so she may be harder to teach.

Just remind them that even you took awhile to learn and had to practice a lot for your stitches to be even like they are now. I think it’s great that he wants to learn!

Found these for ya:

[B]Purl Rhymes[/B]

 In front of the fence,
Catch the goat,
Back we go,
Jump off the boat!

Under the fence,
Catch the sheep,
Back we come,
Off we leap!

  [B]Knit Rhyme[/B]
 "In through the front door,
once around the back,
peek through the window,
and off jumps jack".

Have fun with your little guy.

I love the rhymes! They are my favorite.

I think it’s great your teaching your little boy to knit.

I read Russel Crowe was taught to knit as kid by his Grandmother, Samuel L Jackson is also seen knitting between takes. I’d love someone to tell them knitting isn’t for real men!

When I taught my grand daughter at 5 years old, we started out with her sitting in my lap and “throwing” for me. Now, at 7 she can pick up her needles and knit away. She doesn’t knit more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time… I think she mostly just likes to say … Grandma Debbie, I am going to go get my knitting …

I taught my son to knit this winter. He is 7. He would sit in front of me on the sofa. We’d pull his project in front of us. I had him hold the needles and we’d say the rhymes (but we made our own more “cooler” ones) and I’d help him so that he’d not get it wrong.

We only did about 5 minutes of knitting every other day or so.

He can do it fairly well on his own. He does tend to loose stitches as he forgets to slip off the stitch every time and then tries to do several at a time.

But it worked.

My rule was, every time I started to feel annoyed I called it quits. I figured I had better stop before I “ruin” the experience.

And that left him always wanting more so he’d bring up the subject later on and desire more. Not a bad thing to have in a student!

That is some great advice. Thanks! I cant wait till Chris and I get to spend some time together to try.

Please share your “cooler” rhymes! I often teach high school age special ed kids to knit and I’d love “cooler” rhymes!