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How Knitting Inspires Science and Engineering

Although knitting is a hobby and a relaxing activity, there’s some fascinating science and engineering behind it. Here in this article let’s stretch our minds a bit as we talk about the academic and technical side of knitting. Structure determines function and properties Well, this is a heavy start. Anyway, what gives beauty and function […]

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Knitting Comfortably: How to Avoid the Pain

Knitting is supposed to be relaxing because of the quiet and just sitting down completing a nice project. However, the peace and quiet can be easily disrupted by pain in the wrists, hands, arms, shoulders, neck or back. This can immediately stop you from knitting further and prevent you from finishing that lovely scarf you’re […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get Good at Knitting

To get good at knitting means feeling comfortable while you do the stitches. As with most skills and hobbies, getting good at knitting requires that uncomfortable and steep learning experience. That mental and physical discomfort is a natural part of learning. Aside from being comfortable while knitting (i.e. you progress quickly and continually), a reasonable […]

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How Yarns Shape History

Yarns have shaped history and greatly influenced human living for thousands of years. The oldest artefacts found made with yarn (just similar to modern yarn we see today) date up to 20,000 years ago (some estimates that it’s just 7,000 years ago). Yarns have been comprised of interlocked fibres (whether plant or animal fibres) and […]

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What Do You Like About Knitting?

Perhaps it’s about the sense of accomplishment or the feeling of being productive each minute. Many say that it’s therapeutic because knitting improves focus on the present. Doing something productive with our own hands has always been good for our mental health. Knitting is also a good chance to slow down and forget fast-paced living. […]

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How to Stay Enthusiastic and Motivated in Knitting

There are just those times when you want to stop and take a break from knitting and everything. Perhaps you experience burnout (because of work and responsibilities) or you’re just looking for something fresh. It can also be the case when you feel like you’ve hit a plateau and no matter how hard you try […]

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