Imagine 10 12-year olds with needles and thread. Most of them had never held a needle before or knew how to tie a knot! Oh boy, but we had fun.
To teach the knitting, I always start with 20 stitches cast on for them. Teach them the knitting first, then after they get used to holding needles and yarn, then the casting on.
|Interestingly not as many actually got how to knit. Two of them bailed and went back to tatting.|