Knitting in Schools – a curriculum guide

This is not a pattern for a knit design, but rather a design for teaching youngsters to knit! I introduced knitting, spinning, and weaving into my seventh grade Humanities classrooms a decade ago, and discovered that it was the most transformative thing I had ever done with kids. While they had yarn running through their fingers and both hands working in harmony, my young adolescents were kind to one another (with a sudden and astonishing absence of popularity/status issues), curious, attentive, peaceful, intelligent, and deeply engaged. I found I could teach them anything while their hands were in rhythm with yarn. I developed this Knitting in Schools for bringing fiber arts into elementary through high schools, and encourage you to share it with others.

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