The needles mentioned below are suitable for ages six and above. Help your kids learn a fabulous, useful hobby with many benefits with needles specifically designed for them.
Kids knitting needles are usually shorter in length and made of smooth plastic. This is because the points aren’t sharp; they’re lightweight and easy for little hands to hold.
What are the best knitting needles for kids? Other materials to suit kids are bamboo and wood. I don’t recommend metal needles because they’re too slippery, and the points are sharp.
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- Pony Children’s Single Ended Knitting Needle
- Knitting Needles For Kids – Short Wooden Knitting Needles
- Very Short Bamboo Knitting Needles
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These kids knitting needles are 7″ (18cm) long. They’re size 4.0mm and have smooth maple wood. Smaller in diameter than the Lion Brand kids knitting needles.
Knitting Needles For Kids
Made for children’s hands, these wooden needles are shorter and have an excellent grip for your child’s small hands.
Smooth but not slippery, they’re warm to the touch and slightly flexible. Also very durable, which is something you want in knitting needles for children.
These childrens knitting needles make an ideal present combined with a ball of yarn! Eight inches (21cm) in length.
Very Short Bamboo Knitting Needles
Short bamboo knitting needles. Perfect knitting needles for children – right length for small hands, more comfortable to maneuver.
These quality child’s bamboo knit needles are smooth and comfortable to use.
- Length of the needle – 6 inches (15cm)
- Available in size 4mm and 5mm.
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FAQS About Kids Knitting Needles
What Size Knitting Needles Do Kids Need?
Most children’s knitting needles are 4mm/5mm, and 6-inch, 8-inch, or 10-inch in length. Regarding material for these craft supplies, I recommend plastic, wood or bamboo, not aluminum.
Always get them to learn on easy-to-use straight knitting needles. Avoid circular knitting needles until they’ve had some practice.
Regarding the best wool to choose for a beginner, I’d recommend some cheap worsted weight acrylic yarn or something you have in your stash you don’t know what to use.
What Age Can A Child Learn To Knit?
I’d recommend around 7-8 years old, but if they express an interest earlier and have the patience, go for it! Teach them the knit stitch first, as the purl stitch is more difficult.
Try a simple, fun project like a scarf as a start, then if they’re still keen, bust out some other knitting ideas! You could get them a knitting kit so they could learn to make something else.
As your kids become confident, they might like to try other types of knitting needles. The ones listed above make an excellent start. Good luck with your kids’ knitting journey, and may they find it enjoyable and interesting. Knitting is an excellent hobby and something to share with your child.
Hi. I have just managed to teach our two youngest granddaughters, aged 8 and 10, to knit and they’re hooked. Not perfect yet of course but they just love it, having seen me knit all their lives. I’m so glad young people are realising the joy and peacefulness of handcrafts *one of our eldest granddaughters taught herself to crochet and she is amazing! She crocheted me a robin (my favourite bird of which I have s large collection of pottery ones.
That’s so wonderful to hear Alexandra. Thanks so much for sharing the joy of knitting! I agree whole heartedly that their is peacefulness and joy to be found in handcrafts. Cheers Jodie