When you think of knitting, you automatically think of little old ladies clicking frantically with big, chunky needles. I’m here to tell you that this stereotype could not be any further from the truth. In fact, knitting is making a comeback for 2014.
So many of us have live in a throwaway society. We don’t mend, sew or fix anything. We simply throw it out and buy new. With the recent economic downturn, more and more people are looking at practical ways to save money. So, fixing, sewing and mending has become more popular. What is more, more people are taking up knitting and sewing in order to make their own clothes and ensure that they watch the pennies.
The great thing is, is that your garments are unique to you. They are your labour of love. They fit you perfectly. No one else has that item of clothing, because you have made it. So many people seem to look the same, that no one is truly unique. By taking up knitting, you are claiming back your individuality.
Gone are the days of old fashioned patterns and rubbish designs. There are some seriously cool knitting patterns available online and in magazines. No wonder knitting is becoming increasingly popular again!
There are a plethora of different materials available too, so you are not confined to itchy materials. You can knit with cashmere, wool, silk and soya. The sumptuous fabrics will feel amazing against your skin. What is more, you can knit a wide variety of items that you will love. Beautiful long scarves, gorgeous chunky knit jumpers and a multitude of amazing handbags. All you need is a pattern and willpower!
Modern knitting patterns allow you to be the cutting edge of fashion and bang on trend. The choice of colours and styles is astounding.
Celebrities are getting in on the knitting action too. Audrey Hepburn was a prolific knitter. Sarah Jessica Parker is a huge fan of knitting as is Scarlett Johansonn. Let’s be honest, if it is good enough for them, then it is certainly good enough for us mere mortals. Somehow I just cannot picture Carrie knitting for Mr. Big!
There are health benefits to knitting too. Many people use knitting as a form of escapism. It allows them to concentrate on something inane. The sound of the rhythmic needles clicking is almost enough to send you into a trance. More and more people are using knitting as a form of therapy. If you need a stress busting technique, then pick up a pair of knitting needles and start going wild. You will feel calm and refreshed.
If you are eager to get knitting, but you don’t know where to start, a simple Google search will provide you with a lots of tutorials and videos on how to teach yourself to knit. If you are looking at making knitting buddies, then Google knitting clubs within your home town.
Knitting is back and it’s bigger than ever. Pick up your needles in 2014.