Why it’s good to KNIT!
Did you know that picking up your knitting needles could improve both your physical and mental health? Here’s how…
It’ll improve your mood
Mastering the techniques, completing a project and making something completely from scratch provides a real sense of achievement. It’s also proven to be an excellent calming technique and you may find that just half an hour of knitting a day can help reduce stress and anxiety.
It boosts brain power
Adding up stitches and rows and figuring out new patterns can stimulate many different areas of the brain – including memory function, attention span, creativity and problem-solving. This will keep your mind super sharp and help protect your brain against the effects of ageing.
It can help to ease pain
The repetitive movements required to carry out a knitting pattern release a calming chemical called serotonin – which can lift your mood and dull pain. Knitting itself also requires a good level of concentration so you’re likely to be distracted by what you’re doing and may not notice any mild feelings of discomfort or pain.