From swatches to sweaters, the basics of knitting for beginners of all ages. Through 15 easy projects, the author teaches us how to knit. Using straightforward language and candy-colored instructions, beginners learn the basics, including finger-knitting, knitting in the round, and shaping. Learn to make bookmarks, backpacks, bracelets, your own knitting needles and more! A book to grow with you or your child's knitting abilities. While many projects are suitable for an older child, there are several beginner activities and patterns for the younger knitter. Melanie Falick. Softbound. Ages 7 and up.