Knitting is gaining in popularity and with all the benefits it's easy to see why.
If you haven't already done so, here are four reasons why you should take up knitting.
A sense of pride
A lot of time and energy goes into your knitting projects. Once you’re finished it’s hard not to be proud of what you've created with your bare hands!
Knitting and mindfulness are often grouped together as the craft requires you to be present and pay attention to your work. Allowing your mind to wander will result in messing up your stitches.
As The New York Times puts it, “The repetitive action of needlework can induce a relaxed state like that associated with meditation and yoga.”
It can improve your mood
A survey involving 3,500 knitters, published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy, found 81 per cent of people reported feeling happier after knitting.
Delays cognitive decline
A 2011 study, involving 1,321 participants aged 70 to 89, found those who engaged in crafts like knitting and crocheting had a diminished chance of developing mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.
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After all, is there a better way relax and satisfy your creative side than to knit or crochet a quick-make throw inspired by gemstones and precious metals?