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20 Children's Books About Knitting: A Guide to Fun, Educational, and Heartwarming Reads


  1. "The Mitten" by Jan Brett: This classic picture book tells the story of a lost mitten and the animals that find and snuggle into it for warmth. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and depict a variety of knit items, such as mittens, hats, and sweaters.

  2. "Sheila Rae, the Brave" by Kevin Henkes: This charming story follows the adventures of Sheila Rae, a brave little girl who is not afraid to try new things, including knitting. The story includes simple instructions for knitting a scarf, making it a great introduction to the craft for young readers.

  3. "Knit Together" by Angela Dominguez: This colorful picture book tells the story of a group of animal friends who come together to knit a special present for a beloved member of their community. The book includes illustrations of different knitting techniques and tools, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  4. "The Sheepover" by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt: This whimsical story follows the adventures of a group of sheep who use their knitting skills to create warm and cozy items for themselves and their farmer. The book includes illustrations of various knit patterns and techniques, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  5. "The Great Big Calendar of Knitting" by Jeanette Crews: This charming picture book follows a group of animal friends as they knit and crochet their way through the year. The book includes illustrations of different knitting techniques and tools, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  6. "The Knitting Book" by Lucinda Guy: This comprehensive guide to knitting includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, as well as patterns for a range of projects, from scarves to hats to sweaters. The book is illustrated with colorful photographs and is suitable for children and adults alike.

  7. "Knitting Nell" by Julie Jersild Roth: This heartwarming story follows the adventures of Nell, a kind and generous old woman who loves to knit. The book includes illustrations of different knitting techniques and tools, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  8. "The Knit-Wits" by Sue Fliess: This fun and engaging picture book follows a group of animal friends as they learn to knit and crochet together. The book includes illustrations of different knitting techniques and tools, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  9. "The Knitting Party" by Madelyn Rosenberg: This charming story follows a group of animal friends as they come together to knit and crochet a special surprise for their community. The book includes illustrations of different knitting techniques and tools, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  10. "Grandma's Gloves" by Raymond Briggs: This touching picture book tells the story of a young girl who is given a pair of gloves knit by her grandmother. As she wears the gloves, she imagines the stories and adventures her grandmother had while knitting them. The book includes illustrations of different knitting techniques and tools, making it a great resource for young knitters.

  11. "Extra Yarn" by Mac Barnett: This charming picture book tells the story of a young girl named Annabelle who finds a box of magical yarn that never runs out. She uses the yarn to knit colorful sweaters for herself and all the people and animals in her town, spreading joy and warmth wherever she goes.

  12. "Knit Your Own Murder" by Maggie Sefton: This cozy mystery follows the adventures of Kelly Flynn, a member of the House of Lambspun knitting group, as she investigates a series of murders in her Colorado town. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for both mystery fans and knitters.

  13. "The Saturday Morning Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs: This heartwarming novel follows a group of women who come together every Saturday morning to knit and share their stories. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for knitters and fans of women's fiction.

  14. "The Knitting Circle" by Ann Hood: This poignant novel tells the story of a group of women who come together to knit and share their stories in the aftermath of a tragedy. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for knitters and fans of women's fiction.

  15. "Knit Two" by Kate Jacobs: This sequel to "The Friday Night Knitting Club" continues the story of the women in the knitting group as they navigate love, loss, and new beginnings. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for knitters and fans of women's fiction.

  16. "Knitting Under the Influence" by Claire LaZebnik: This humorous novel follows the adventures of a group of friends who form a knitting group to cope with the ups and downs of life. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for knitters and fans of women's fiction.

  17. "Knit One, Kill Two" by Maggie Sefton: This cozy mystery follows the adventures of Kelly Flynn as she investigates a series of murders in her Colorado town while also working on her knitting projects. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for both mystery fans and knitters.

  18. "Knit One, Purl One" by Sarah H. Graham: This cozy mystery follows the adventures of a group of women who come together to knit and solve crimes in their small Vermont town. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for both mystery fans and knitters.

  19. "Knitting in the Round" by Melissa Morgan-Oakes: This comprehensive guide to knitting in the round includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, as well as patterns for a range of projects, from hats to socks to sweaters. The book is illustrated with colorful photographs and is suitable for knitters of all levels.

  20. "Knit, Purl, Murder" by Maggie Sefton: This cozy mystery follows the adventures of Kelly Flynn as she investigates a series of murders in her Colorado town while also working on her knitting projects. The book includes knitting patterns and tips, making it a great resource for both mystery fans and knitters.


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