|The Knitting Lesson by Ernest Biéler, 1939|
via J.R.'s Art Place
I taught both of our girls to knit although I didn't begin when they were as young as the child in the painting. Enough of their friends wanted to learn that eventually I kept extra needles and yarn on hand as a matter of course. I'd get them knitting and purling and making a long scarf and turned them loose. I still use one of the scarves from those days on cold morning walks.