By the end of this year it is very likely that our fifth grade students will learn some skills that most knitters don't learn until they are adults. They will learn to knit in the round with four needles and how to read a knitting pattern.
We started the year by knitting on some pre-cast on round tubes to learn the basic skills but now we turn to our own work of learning to cast on to multiple needles.
Our first project will be to knit some adorable acorns. This project allows students to learn or recall the skills of casting on, decreasing, counting rows, fixing mistakes and binding off.
To make our acorn project even more special, we are using some of the yarn we dyed with acorn and walnut husks during natural dye week.
I can't wait for you to see the pile of knitted acorns we will make!.
Mrs. Barbara Albert