Beginners of all ages will love the step-by-step photos and kid-friendly instructions in Cool Stuff Teach Me to Knit from Leisure Arts.
This how-to-knit guide book has easy lessons and 13 fun projects: Knit Coaster, Purl Coaster, Open Petal Posy, Cotton Washcloth, Soft Drink Cozy, Dog's Toy Ball, Scarf, Ripple Lap Wrap, Pillow, Cat's Toy Fish, Leg Warmers, Hand Mitts, and Hat.
The lessons call for medium weight yarn and size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles; some projects use additional needle sizes. Notes for parents and teachers are included with tips on ways to heighten a child's enthusiasm for learning to knit.
The book is written for ages 9 to 14, but adult beginners will also appreciate the clear instructions and detailed photos.