Knitting is Healthy!

As if we needed an excuse…..

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This article has been floating around for a while, but it’s very interesting (and nothing we knitters didn’t know already!). Enjoy!

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Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy.

woman knitting

Last month I wrote an article called “Why bother knitting a scarf?” Much to my surprise, I received thousands of positive reactions from readers who share my love of homemade, local, and beautiful “slow fashion” items. Clearly, knitting is being embraced by people from all walks of life who benefit from its peaceful, relaxing repetition. It got me wondering – what’s really going on when people knit? Why is it so tremendously popular?

It turns out that knitting has incredible health benefits. It makes people feel good in just about every way. A bit of research has revealed a wide range of ways in which knitting helps humans cope, physically and mentally.

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