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Topic: Teaching a young lefty to knit- Help?

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Subject: Teaching a young lefty to knit- Help?
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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My niece- now 9- has being begging me to teach her to knit for awhile now.  I tried once a year or so ago, and she had the basics of the knit stitch, no where near perfect of course.  But then I sent her home with a pair of needles, some yarn and some instruction pages and she promptly lost the needles.  I figured that meant she wasn't really ready to learn.

Lately she's been begging again.  I think she may be ready, but I have to problems.  I have no idea how to teach a left handed knitter, and she lives about 300 miles away from me.  Any ideas on books or kits that I could put together to send to her?  (I don't think her mom will have time to help as she runs an in-home daycare and is not able to  knit herself)

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:11 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2005
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