WWW: Teaching Children to Knit; Dragon’s Eggs Pattern; The Most Canadian Thing in the World?

A terrific first project.

Knitter and designer Sarah writes about teaching children to knit, and discusses how knitting can be a part of a mathematics educationPart 1. Part 2 (which includes the pattern for the finger puppet, as shown in the photo.) I particularly enjoyed the comments on the first blog post, from knitters discussing their experiences teaching children to knit.


A collection of BBC radio programs about knitting. All available worldwide. Excellent listening while you’re at your needles!


Nicole Reinders at the Fair; picture courtesy the Waterloo Region Record.

Points off for the “not for grannies” trope, but a nice piece about last weekend’s Kitchener Waterloo Knitter’s Fair in the local paper.


And again, more Grannie nonsense, but still. A great profile of knit designer Josh Bennett, and his work bringing knits to high fashion, and vice versa.


(Don’t get me wrong. I loved my Grannie, and she was a major influence on my life. And she was a knitter. But I think the “not just for grannies” thing is getting a little tired…)


Maximum Canadian-ness achieved?

Last week, two iconic Canadian companies announced a rather wonderful collaboration: a collection of Mary Maxim sweater design, exclusively for the clothing company Roots. Ready-made sweaters will be available for sale at the shop (with matching hats and mitts, too!); and patterns to make your own will be sold through Mary Maxim. You’ll also be able to buy a knitting kit for a scarf at Roots stores.


Dragon-tastic.

Game of Thrones fan? This might be enough to get you to learn how to crochet… Pattern for crocheted Dragon’s Eggs. 

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3 thoughts on “WWW: Teaching Children to Knit; Dragon’s Eggs Pattern; The Most Canadian Thing in the World?

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  2. Reb

    Agreed about the “grannies” thing!

    I have one grandmother still going and she STILL doesn’t know how to knit. She’s no help AT ALL with my knitting. We love her anyway.

  3. Leigh W

    That granny thing is getting WAY old! I think the most annoying bit is that they trot it out like no one ever thought of that before.

    Also, what’s up with the Mary Maxim connection and upscale companies? I got on some mailing list or other and got a Mary Maxim catalog. It appears to be a bunch of really cheap looking craft stuff mostly made from plastic. I doubt there’s a lock of wool in the entire catalog. So why is an upscale actual wool sweater company pairing up with a cheap plastic company? It’s like Armani at Walmart. Am I missing something?

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