Saturday, September 17, 2011
A little giveaway: kids' knitting needles!
This is a cute one. We found these children's knitting needles in NYC (at purlsoho), and knew we needed to get them as a giveaway.
To enter this contest please tell us what your first craft project was (that you remember). Let us know in the commments below. Contest ends September 28. This is open to anyone worldwide and there is no fee to enter. Anyone may enter once.
These are a size US 10 / 6mm and have dull tips. They are recommended for yarn that knits up at 3-4 stitches per inch.
We've put together a couple of very easy beginner patterns, such as the Lonely Doll Scarf and Windy's Spring Scarf. You can use these needles for Windy's Spring Scarf, it will just give you a wider scarf (or cast on fewer stitches to compensate — scarves are pretty flexible).
If this is your child's very first project, a small flag done in garter stitch (only knit stitches) and decorated with felt, buttons or bits of fabric, looks perfect. "Flying Flag" is from Kids Learn to Knit by Lucinda Guy for Rowan.
We have more giveaways coming up soon.