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Crafty Sheffield youngsters pick up handy hints

Doreen Abrahams with pupils Devon Armstrong and Callan Edwards, both aged seven.

Doreen Abrahams with pupils Devon Armstrong and Callan Edwards, both aged seven.

 

Mini and mature knitters united for a special 
get-together in Sheffield – to swap yarns about all things wool.

Members of the knitting club at Reignhead Primary School in Beighton – also known as The Knitting Ninjas – meet every Thursday lunchtime to learn the art of needlework and finger knitting.

To help improve their stitching skills, the group of 16 crafty youngsters visited the Knit and Natter club at Beighton Lifestyle Centre, where senior members gave them some handy hints.

Visit organiser Beverley Saunders, a curriculum specialist at Reignhead, said: “We started a knitting club at school because it’s a good way for children to improve their fine motor skills as well as speaking and listening skills.

“To help them progress, we thought it would be lovely for our young pupils to meet up with the nanas and grandmas that attend the village’s Knit and Natter club.

“The children enjoyed looking at some of the items the nanas had knitted, such as puppets and bears, and picked up some great tips.

“We’ve invited the Knit and Natter club to come back into school a little later down the line so they can see how the children have progressed and take a look at the items they’ve made.

“At the moment they are just learning the basic skills but are building up to knitting their own coasters.”

 

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