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If you’ve been reading the news lately then you will surely have heard that knitting is the new black! From celebrity knitters such as Julia Roberts and Geri Halliwell and a soaring increase in yarn sales, you can’t hide from the fact that knitting is everywhere. Here we will take you through current trends in the knitting world and let you in on a few of our secrets.
What’s Trending?…With the ever growing trend of knit wear on the catwalk we have been searching for stylish garments for you to get your needles stuck in to this winter. Dressed up or down, come rain or shine the off shoulder shawl is always in high fashion; we’ve found a gorgeous pattern that you will just love http://www.favecrafts.com/Knit-Wraps/Soft-Shoulder-Shawl-from-Red-Heart-Yarn If you’re wondering what type of yarn is best to use then worry not as we are here to help. Be sure to use big chunky yarns to stay on trend, which you can find here on our website http://bit.ly/1BtRXyj Be sure to check out yak wool, which everyone is raving about. Yak wool is perfect for all weather conditions; keeping you warm in the freezing cold but also remarkably breathable for those warm summer days. If animal yarns just don’t float your boat give bamboo yarns a go.
Wouldn’t you like to know?…As if you need an excuse to get your needles out…it has been scientifically proven that knitting can reduce stress and cure depression. To put it in medical terms it has been said that the repetitive motions of knitting activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which quietens the ‘fight or flight’ response (this doesn’t go to say that your crucial Friday night glass of wine and tub of cookie dough Ben and Jerry’s isn’t completely medicinal of course).
According to the Craft and Hobby Association UK knitting is ranked number two in The Craft Top 10, just behind cake decorating (can’t really argue with a nice slice of cake can we?!) With the growing trend in all age groups knitting is the perfect hobby to take up with your mother, daughter, granddaughter, son…The list goes on- Get your knit on today!