I will be starting to teach a friend how to knit next week. I would love some insight on what to do how and how to do it.
Here’s what I told her to get ahead of time.
[li]US 7 or US 8 straight 14" needle[/li][li]Skein of cheap worsted weight yarn[/li][/ul]
Here’s my plan on how I’m going to teach her.
[li]Cast on for her and show her knit stitch. I’m going to be showing her English knitting, since that’s what I do mostly.[/li][li]Show her long tail cast on. Basically, in my experience, if you can do a knit stitch, casting on is easier.[/li][li]Show her purl stitch.[/li][li]Go over needles and yarn differences and such.[/li][li]How to fix minor problems.[/li][/ol]
I also am going to lend her my copy of Maran’s Knitting for Visual Learners, since she says she is a visual learner.
Do I have a game plan? What would you add? Omit? Other ideas?