Acts of kindness are essential to our humanity and wellbeing. Authentic generosity involves giving without expectation or any need of repayment in any form. Research shows that being kind has an impact on our psychological and physical wellbeing. The knitting community is known to be kind and generous. If you are looking for knitting related acts of kindness, we put together a list inspired by our community.
If you have noticed that most knitting patterns assume that you know how to knit with circular knitting needles, you may be a bit intimidated to get started. Circular knitting needles are so much fun to knit with and they allow you to make bags, sweaters, and other garments without seams. While flat needles are great for knitting two-dimensional garments, circular needles allow you to knit round tubes.
Our miraculous eyes can interpret light waves in nearly 3 million different colors that help us to see the world. These colors have both a conscious and subconscious effect on us and influence our perceptions, symmetry, mood, and whether we categorize an object as beautiful- or not. An important part of knitting is selecting perfect, complimentary yarn colors that produce the end result we hope for. It can be tricky to pair yarn for a project and we are here to help.
Knitting is the best hobby! It is a way to stay occupied at home, but it also a social activity. Knitting circles, knit-a-longs, and so many more types of knitting communities have emerged which have enriched the knitting hobby and made it a "tight knit group." (See what I did there?)
Does your yarn stash have single skeins and little scrap balls of leftover yarn that are seemingly too small for a project? Most projects have a bit of leftover yarn and it seems wasteful to throw it away. Now it is sitting around taking up space, so how can you use it so it doesn't go to waste? Get ready to crank up the creativity level. We came up with a list of fun knitting projects that are perfectly paired with scraps of unused yarn.
There are hundreds of types of knitting stitches found in various patterns. Beginner knitters may feel overwhelmed wondering where to start. There is no need to worry- it isn't necessary to learn hundreds of knitting stitches.
When many people think of knitting, they envision thick, wool yarn knitted into cozy scarves and socks. We certainly love knitting by the warm fire while it snows outside, but there are plenty of knitting options during the summer months. Don't put down those knitting needles because the summer is approaching. Warm weather means new patterns with light weight yarn.
When the average person thinks about knitting, they may picture their grandmother knitting a scarf. Even with the growing trend of younger people becoming interested in knitting their own garments, knitting can feel so limited. Scarves, sweaters, hats, and socks- but it doesn't end there. We scoured the knitting world for examples of outrageous and super cool knitting projects that you have never considered.
If you are reading this, you already know how enjoyable and rewarding knitting is. It is such a great feeling to spend time with a project and feel the excitement when you finish your garment. Whether you are a beginner knitter or a seasoned veteran, it is always a good idea to brush up on skills or learn new stitches and methods.