Why Knitting Should Be Your Next Hobby

Knitting isn’t just for the elderly. Young, nimble fingers make for great knitters. Here’s why you should give it a try.

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You may think that knitting is only for those over the age of 60. However, these old biddies are getting it right. Knitting can be an incredibly practical and rewarding hobby.

Firstly, it’s easy. Knitting is not a difficult thing to learn. While you can find tutorials online, it’s very simple and can be explained in this 4-step process:

  1. Hold the needle with your stitches in your left hand and insert the point of the right needle into the first stitch (on the left side of the loop).
  2. Wrap the yarn around the back needle that you previously inserted.
  3. Bring the right needle back through the left needle loop and scoop up the newly made loop.
  4. Push the old stitch off the left needle and repeat.

Secondly, you get something out of it. Some people will just knit for the sake of knitting, though it can be a hobby with achievable goals. Beginners can easily knit themselves a winter accessory like a scarf or beanie, or you and your friends can all knit a sectional piece and join it together later. For example, if you knit a square each (30 by 30 stitches, for example) you can sew it together later to construct a wall hanging or quilt.

Thirdly, you can easily multitask. Knitting is not a time-consuming activity. It’s something you can do whilst watching TV or listening to a lecture. Once you get used to it, the basic stitch will become automatic to you. You won’t even have to think about it. Before you know it, you’ll have knitted yourself an entire winter wardrobe!