I've been away for a while and just got back to seeing how things were going here last week. I have a wee question that I hope you can advise me on.
My son's girlfriend's little brother wants to learn how to knit. He's 10, and he comes over for his first lesson tomorrow. I'm going to start him out on a cotton dishcloth. I know the cotton is less forgiving to work with, but I think that the instant gratification (well, ok, maybe not instant with a new knitter but as close as I can get) will go a long way to encouraging him to want to do more. I cannot imagine him spending a month (or more) working on a scarf.
My question is, where do we go after the first two dishclothes? one in garter and one in stockinette?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated, I've never taught a child how to knit before- only a couple of adults.
Many Many Thanks,