Taught 6 year old to knit

My friend has a 6yo little girl who sees me once a week at the hockey rink. I am always knitting there and last week she asked me to show her. So the next week I brought something she could work on.

I showed her two knit stiches and then handed it to her. To my amazement she knit like she was born with the skill. I couldn’t believe it. She was able to copy my exact movements with no problem. She finished the row (25 stiches) and was very proud of herself.

Next week I am going to bring her needles and yarn for her to keep and work on.

I have taught 11 and 12 year olds and only one picked it up so fast.

That’s awsome… I’m currently trying to teach 15 middle school girls to knit. It’s kinda hard because I’m only one person and I only meet with them once a month (part of a school enrichment activity)
I was lucky to have an extra pair of hands when I met with them the first time last week. Next month, I’m on my own. They seemed to get the cast on and knit stitch - next month, purl and I’m going to have them make their own needles out of dowel rods and schulpy.

Happy knitting

That’s awesome! I taught my 8 y/o sister (just turned nine tho) a few months ago. I was pretty impressed… I’d tried before, but I realized it was MY fault she wasn’t picking it up, as she’s a leftie and I’m a rightie. LOL After I learned to knit backwards she picked up super fast. :slight_smile:

Great! I hope with her natural aptitude she will stay interested. Imagine where she could be by high school.