- Works both sides of the brain - logic and creativity
- Improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
- Encourage focus and creativity
- Helps teach kids (and adults) patience and how to work through challenges
- Is a meditative action, causing knitters experience the same "flow" as those who practice yoga
- Boosts problem-solving skills
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Gives a sense of pride and achievement
- Use good quality yarn. Animal fibers are best and alpaca or wool feel nice and are easier to work with than most synthetics.
- Use slightly larger needles. They are much easier to hold when just starting.
- Have fun!
This Is Your Brain on Knitting
"Depressingly Easy" by Kelly Lambert Scientific American Mind Magazine, Volume 19, Number 4, August/September 2008.