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Children’s Books with Knitting (and Yarn!)

It’s gift-giving time! And I LOVE giving books as presents!

So I’ve compiled a list of Children’s books that contain knitting (or spinning or weaving or yarn… but it’s mostly knitting)! Not all of these books is about knitting, but yarn gets either a mention or an illustrated appearance!

Maddie of FreshStitches reading a book, recommendations for books about knitting for children

Some of these we already own… but I’ll tell you, I added quite a few to Maddie’s Wish List! Thanks so much to everyone who chimed in on Twitter and Facebook to contribute their faves!

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book recommendations with knitting for young children

Books for Small Children (to 3 years)

Knitting book recommendations for children

Books for Bigger Children (4 – 8 years)

Knitting book recommendations for young children

More Lists!

I’m not the first one to put together a list of books of children’s books featuring knitting! Check out these other lists!

Any I’ve left out? What’s your fave?





  1. Gayle Govednik SAYS...

    As the mother of three grown children (27,29 & 31), I applaud you in posting a book list. Every Christmas my kiddos were each given a new book that circled around their interests. I think this year I am going to re-visit that tradition. THank you for the idea.

    • I’m always happy to share my love of books! 🙂

  2. Leave Me Alone is the best ever, but my second favourite is Derek the Knitting Dinosaur. It’s out of print but well worth tracking down on Abebooks! A gorgeous rhyming story about non-conformity (especially of the not-rowdy-boy variety).

    • ooh, thanks for that suggestion!

  3. Cat SAYS...

    Have you read any of Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic series? It follows a quartet of adolescents with magical powers, and one of them is a spinner – she starts with spinning thread, but eventually learns to spin magic as well, including weaving together the powers of her friends to get them out of a tight spot!

    • I haven’t, but that sounds lovely!

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