Easy projects to help a child learn to knit include simple patterns such as a scarf, a stockinette dishcloth, a cowl, a basketweave dishcloth or simple shapes that can be stuffed. Projects such as these focus on basic knitting techniques and skills for children learning to knit.
When children are learning to knit, it is important to use patterns and projects that are relatively small so that they are able to see the completed work. A scarf or stockinette dishcloth focus on the absolute basics of learning to follow a knitting pattern and gaining comfort with knitting needles. Cowls and basketweave dishcloths are a good introduction to knit and purl execution.