Art - Knit your own nits

It's easy to create a bevy of woollen creepy-crawlies

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Could there be anything more kitsch than knitting your own nits?

Why not try a quirky knitting pattern from Kirsty Gordon, which produces woollen nits (pictured left) the size of a field mouse? All you need is a bit of leftover yarn and a few basic stitches.

If you are a knitting novice, it's easy to learn online. Check out sites such as for videos on how to master the basics.

For the knitting pattern, go to the page at


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In the TES Resources early years forum: should teachers worry about nits when setting up a hairdressing role play area?

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