To be honest, it felt a bit meditative. With benefits similar to those of meditation, knitting can be used as a tool for relaxation, to minimize anxiety, to…

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Memory. “Studies show craft skills like knitting can help reduce memory concerns or prevent memory loss,” Buckridge said. … They found, “Computer activities; craft activities, such as knitting,…

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About 5 to 6 is generally the best age to start knitting, but desire to learn and dexterity are also reliable indicators. If kids watch eagerly as you…

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Carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, trigger finger and tendonitis can all be aggravated by knitting. If you find that there is a recurring problem in the wrists or hands,…

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You can’t help but be creative when you are learning to knit. Once you’ve grasped the basics, you will be eager to experiment with new stitches, patterns, fibers,…

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What is a disadvantage of the circular knitting machine? The most important limitation of seamless knitting machines in circular form is the poor flexibility of these types of…

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To learn to spin, you need two things — some fiber to spin, and a wheel or drop spindle upon which to spin it. Drop spindles are the…

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What is staple yarn? Staple, or spun, yarn is produced from short-length fibers called staple. With the exception of silk, all fibers that come from wool, flax, cotton…

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Spun yarns are produced by placing a series of individual fibres or filaments together to form a continuous assembly of overlapping fibres, usually bound together by twist. What…

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Staple, or spun, yarn is produced from short-length fibers called staple. With the exception of silk, all fibers that come from wool, flax, cotton or other natural sources…

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