She gave him yarn, needles, and a project bag and taught him how to knit it. He was so happy with it. She may use this pattern to teach kids in the elementary school. You may not know this, Trammi learned to knit in the first place because one (or both?) of her sons wanted to learn how to knit and she decided to learn at the same time. End result, she is an avid knitter, the kids – not so much. But points for wanting to learn.
To avoid a jog when knitting stripes in the round, proceed as follows: *after joining the new color, work 1 round. At the beginning of the second round, slip the first stitch purlwise with yarn in back. Work remaining rounds normally*. Each time you change a color for a stripe repeat from * to *.