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Children's Nonfiction Crafts & Hobbies


by (author) Judy Ann Sadler

illustrated by Esperança Melo

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
Crafts & Hobbies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Knitting is a popular, fun and creative pastime that yields items kids can wear or give as gifts. Once kids learn how to cast on, knit and purl, the whole world of knitting is theirs to discover. In this book in the Kids Can Do It series, all eleven projects, including cool striped mittens and soft slipper socks, feature easy stitches, full-color photos and simple-to-follow directions.

Includes instructions for • a pom-pom scarf • a book bag • a rolled-brim hat • a cozy blanket

About the authors

Judy Ann Sadler is the best-selling author of over 20 craft books for children including Corking, Knitting, Simply Sewing, Hemp Jewelry and The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. She still looks forward to making stuff every day. Judy Ann lives with her family in London, Ontario.

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Esperança Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children’s books and loves working in various art forms and media, including sculpting in papiermâché. Esperança co-illustrated Drumheller Dinosaur Dance (Kids Can), which was awarded the 2005 Blue Spruce Award and the 2006 Chocolate Lily Award. Esperança was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

Esperança Melo's profile page


  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award

Editorial Reviews

A well-designed, easy-to-follow guide for new knitters.

Kirkus Reviews

This well-designed, clearly written book discusses yarn, needles, and other supplies. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and the large, softly colored, superior-quality diagrams show exactly how to perform each step in the process. With its larger typeface and illustrations, simpler projects, and fewer pages, Sadler's book is sure to be an attractive resource for the youngest would-be knitters.

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