Thursday, March 9, 2017

5 reasons to take up knitting

I. There is a wealth of information about knitting.
 The internet is one of the best places to start, personally i started on youtube there are so many tutorials for beginners i am sure anyone can get one that's easy to follow along. Craftsy is also a great source for information, they have online classes, knitting kits, knit-alongs and knitting patterns. Books and magazines are also another place to look, especially for knitting patterns, most of them have very clear pictures to follow a pattern.
Following bloggers who's work you like is a plus because it gives you motivation to try new projects and attempt to knit different patterns.

2. Knitting does not require lots of space.
This is a consideration to take into account especially for people living in smaller spaces. To start knitting you need knitting needles and yarn, you can knit sitting on your couch so you don't have to have a dedicate space for it.

3. Knitting is relaxing and gets you focused on something you like doing.
I think knitting is such a great way to take you mind off the stresses of the day, you are always looking forward to starting a new project or finishing a work in progress.
A good idea would be to start with easier patterns, before moving on to more advanced patterns which might create frustration and giving up too soon.

4. Mistakes can easily be fixed
In case you mess up on a pattern, you can unravel the stiches until you get to where the mistake was made and redo it. You don't have to buy more supplies the same yarn is used.

5. Wide range of knit items to make
There are so many patterns out there you are not confined to knitting only one style, or just certain items. There is a great selection to choose from, for example accessories scarves, hats, mittens, garments sweaters, vests, household items bags, pillow cases.

I started knitting about one year ago and it has been a very exciting experience, i am always on the look out for something new to knit.

Until next time, keep knitting.

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