Win a Knitting Book for Kids

annie and the swiss cheese scarfMy daughter, who is three and a half, really wishes she could knit. I think it’s as much about doing something that she sees me enjoying and spending a lot of time on as it is her actually wanting to learn, but I think it’s really sweet that she pretends to knit (and that it involves a lot less banging of needles onto tables like it used to when she would pretend to knit).

It’s not quite time for her to learn yet, but when it is I’ll be glad to have a copy of Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf by Alana Dakos handy.

This book is about a little girl who wants to learn to knit like her mom, but is quickly frustrated when her pink scarf doesn’t come out looking anything like mom’s perfect knitting.

I happen to have two copies of this book, so one of you can check it out, too. Actually, this giveaway is for the deluxe edition, which includes the book, a puzzle, stickers and a paper doll set, all in a gift box ready to hand over to a little one in your life who wants to learn how to knit.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, March 17. I’d love to know when you learned to knit. I think I was around 10, but I actually don’t remember!

Thanks for visiting and good luck.


  1. says

    I learned to knot about 5 years ago but both my younger daughters want o do what mommy is doing. This book sounds adorable for both of them.

  2. Anna says

    I tried knitting when I was in elementary school but I couldn’t seem to get the rows to be the same length :) I hope my niece can do better!

  3. Lori Morton says

    I’m a new knitter….and very slow! lol But I enjoy it alot. My 6 yr old Grangirlie would love this book….maybe it will help me improve while she learns! Waaaay cool! :)

  4. Georgina says

    I am still very much learning but the first time was when I was about 12.
    Hoping my little one will be better than her Momma ????

  5. Vivian says

    I learned to knit when I was in 4th grade. My first project was a lap blanket made in white and a strange redish-orange yarn. After knitting (no purls as I didn’t know how to do them yet) all the strips I sat with a crochet hook and “hooked” them together using the bumps along the edges then added fringe. With the leftover yarn I made a hat that was rectangular with strings to tie under my chin. How do I remember this?…I don’t…I still have them in safe storage and get them out when teaching kids to knit.

  6. Mary Mac says

    My mother taught me to knit when I was around 10-12. I made my own barbie doll clothes. I still have them. I would love to have this book for my 10 year old niece.

  7. lyn lewis says

    Mum tried to teach me when I was about 12 but I had no concentration for it then and I gave up, as soon as stitches dropped off my needles!
    I self taught myself when I was first pregnant at 31……..and had no idea it was SO therapeutic……yes, despite runaway stitches from time to time!

  8. Stephanie E says

    I was around 16 when I learned to knit. Since then I haven’t looked back! Knitting is soothing and gives me something to do when we watch movies.

  9. joyce says

    I believe that I was about 10 also when my mom and a friend of hers taught me how to knit. I am so glad that they did. I have taught one of my daughters how and look forward to teaching grandkids.

  10. Heather says

    I learned to knit when I was 10. My grandmother taught me. It was one of the many things she taught my sisters and me so that we would be well prepared wives–ironing sheets, hemming pants and making meat pie were some of the others.

  11. Andrea says

    I learned when I was 28 and in nursing school. I needed something to keep my hands occupied while I re-listened to the lectures I had recorded. It was great at keeping me focused on listening – my grades were fabulous after that!

  12. Sue says

    I knit first at age 9/10 then started again at 10/11 and have been keen on knitting ever since! I recall taking a book out of the library when I was 11 and teaching myself how to purl, so I had a unique style until recently when I polished my purl technique thanks to youtube videos!

  13. Jane T says

    Perhaps if I win this, I can learn to knit from it. Then, I could teach my grands how to knit. I think the 4 and 3 year old granddaughters might learn as well.

  14. Marseille says

    I learned to knit around 16…but I learned to crochet at 9. I chose crochet first, ’cause that’s what my mom did. But I’d always wanted to learn to knit, as well. :)

  15. Pam says

    I learned throwing knitting at around 8 or 9 years old. In the past few years I have taught myself continental which has helped reduce repetitive motion wrist strain. My 2 year old daughter is very interested in learning how to knit. I don’t want to get her started too early as I do not want it to frustrated her. She is very much intrigued by yarn and always asks to hold the ball I am working with! :)

  16. says

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! I learned in school, around 8 years, but have forgotten most of it. I would love to teach my daughter though :-)

  17. says

    I learnt to knit when I was about 8 or 9yrs. I didn’t know how to appreciate and got bored after some time so I stopped. Now, I’m starting to craft more again and decided to pick up knitting again. I haven’t started yet though.

  18. Jennnn says

    I really learned how to knit about three-ish years ago (late 20’s right now). Before that, my mom used to knit only garter stitch scarfs and tried to teach me (I was a preteen), but I didn’t really get into it. So, three-ish years ago I wanted to pick up something to keep me out of trouble; knitting looked cheap and there were a lot of on-line videos, so I went for it. Never looked back :)

  19. Bea says

    My grandma taught me when I was eleven, first thing I made was a dodgy scarf but my dad still wears it proudly!

  20. Gina-Louise Sciarra says

    I learned shortly before my wedding at age 32. It helped me calm my wedding planning anxiety. I have a 3.5 year old that also wants to learn, and practices with anything she can find. She also loves to read and would love to bring that book into her school, where they have angora bunnies and are learning spinning and felting.

  21. Giuliain Lisbon says

    I was 6 years old and my grandmother was so patient to help me and taught all the basics. Till now, when I knit, I always remember all the fun I had with her.

  22. Dinonut says

    My right-handed mother taught me to knit when I was about 5 years old. I am left-handed and it was too difficult to learn how to transfer it to my left hand, so I knit right-handed. It may not sound like a problem but, later when she taought me to crochet, since it only used one needle/hook, I could adapt it to my left hand. The problem comes when I’m trying to complete a project and have to use a crochet hook to pick up stitches–IT’S ALWAYS BACKWARDS. So I’ve learned to turn the garment inside out and work from the other direction. When I turn the garment right side out, ta da the working end of the yarn is at the beginning of the needle!

  23. says

    I had one grandmother that knitted and the other one crocheted….so I learned from both of them at an early age (don’t really remember how old I was, though!) I caught on to crochet much faster, but in the last couple of years I have grown to love knitting even more and now knit almost exclusively! My 5 year old daughter calls it “yarning” and she always wants to sit and “yarn” with me and try to do it herself. It is so cute the way she clicks the needles together and wraps the yarn around the needles – I have tried to teach her real knitting but have had no luck so far as she is a lefty and I am a righty. I am hoping in a couple years I will have better luck. I will not give up, though – I want to pass the love of knitting and crochet on to BOTH my girls! My oldest daughter is 7 and she has Autism, she wants to learn as well but her attention span is extremely short right now…..maybe someday she will learn, too! Thanks – hope I can win this book for my girls and I to share! Smiles – Linda

  24. says

    Hi, I am quite new at knitting and so addicted, it is so relaxing , my daughter sof 13 sees all my little projects and is inspired as well. I am so motivated and we will try to teach her. The cover of the book is very CUTE!!!

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