An eye-catching cover will attract children to the joys of knitting. The author begins by describing needles (including the various sizes in US, Metric, and UK) and yarns (how to read labels, the different thicknesses, and novelty yarns). Next, she covers the basics, using excellent explanations and clear illustrations to describe casting on, the knit stitch, binding off, reading a pattern, and measuring gauge. Other techniques are presented when needed. The 20 projects include a washcloth, doll (with dress and blanket), sunglasses case, ribbed scarf, teddy-bear puppet, drawstring purse, and tote bag. Each set of directions is divided into sections describing the object's size, necessary materials, gauge, pattern, and finishing tips. There's a wide range of difficulty and skill levels to challenge children of all abilities. Numerous large, full-color photos of the finished items and smiling children making or modeling them are scattered throughout this visually appealing book.