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7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

1. It's in fashion

Knitwear has made quite an impact on the catwalk, with cable knit sweaters, cowl necks and knitted dresses all bursting on to the autumn fashion scene. And why buy when you can make?

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

2. It's portable

With all the backlash against smartphones, you may be looking for an alternative way to entertain yourself. And knitting is perfect – it's addictive in the best possible way, it won't affect your eyesight or stop you from sleeping...

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

3. ...and you can knit in public without appearing rude

While taking out your phone at a gathering might raise some eyebrows, bring out the knitting needles and people are more likely to be impressed than annoyed. Your work might even be a conversation starter.

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

4. It's good for your body and mind

It's good news for knitters, as experts say crafting can help fight anxiety and depression, and can even slow down the ageing process. As if the last point wasn't enough, there are physical benefits as well; your knitting project will improve motor coordination and decrease your risk of joint problems, which is music to our ears.

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

5. You'll get a great sense of achievement

We don't need to tell you this though; the satisfaction you feel when you've completed your project just doesn't compare. And you'll be able to see, wear or display your work for years to come.

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

6. You'll never be short of gifts for people

Whether you decide to knit hats, scarves or even a quirkier project, a hand-made present tops a store-bought item every time. It's more personal, tailored to the person you're making it for and you'll be spending your time on the person, rather than your money.

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

7. It's fun!

Even without all the obvious benefits, knitting is a fantastic way to relax and socialise. Why not join a knitting group?

7 Reasons Why Knitting Is Back In Style

Thinking of taking up crochet? It’s good news for you too as everything above applies to you as well. Check out these amazing crochet ideas

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