M has found the Resisty the Resistor pattern from Mochimochi Land. He thought Resisty was the cutest thing. Monday was the last day of March Break so I cast on for him. Working on the leg (17, 8 sts rounds) was a bit tedious for him, but once he hit the colored section, he's been zipping along. This is the first time he's read a pattern for his knitting. As well as the first time learning to increase, decrease and switch colors.
.This pattern is wonderful for teaching a beginning knitter. The small size gives instant gratification and the frequent color changes and diameter changes give that "I'll just knit one more row" encouragement.
We didn't tackle the travelling jogless stripes Anna suggests, as I figured he was learning enough "firsts" with this project.