Knit Yourself Calm

Knit Yourself Calm

A Creative Path to Managing Stress

Book - 2017
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Knitting is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime, and this winning combination focuses on mindfulness and the perfect stress-busting knitting projects. Whether you choose a portable project to knit on the go, a group project to do with friends, or one that introduces new skills to stimulate a creative mind, this book is the perfect path to keeping calm. The book is aimed at beginners as well as more advanced knitters, but does not include anything more complex than basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing and some simple colorwork. Lynne Rowe covers the essential techniques at the start of the book, followed by projects that have been specifically designed for mindfulness. The projects themselves are split into five sections: Quick and Easy, Portable, Group, Big, and New Skills. Within these sections, you can choose to make things such as a wash cloth, a hat, a blanket, a shawl and an evening bag, amongst others. Every single one has been designed to promote calm and mindfulness and all the projects are beautifully photographed with clear and simple knitting patterns.
Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent :, Search Press,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781782214939
1782214933
Branch Call Number: 746.432 Rowe 08/2017
Characteristics: 112 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Corkhill, Betsan - Author

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JCLMelodyMK Aug 14, 2018

A great pattern and learning book for beginners and intermediate knitters.


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fairghum
Jan 20, 2019

I don't believe a beginner would find any stress relief from it AT ALL. I've been knitting a long time and I know some of this stuff is not going to be calming for someone who has never knit before. There are much better books than these for that purpose. HOWEVER I will say that knitting is extremely stress relieving and the premise behind this book is spot on.

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gingercat108
Jan 15, 2019

Possibly nice choice for novice knitters as the patterns provided are fairly straight-forward. It did contain some good diagrams of basic knitting techniques.
As an experienced knitted, for me it was rather a yawn!

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pattyskypants
Oct 30, 2018

Are you kidding me? Have you ever tried to read a knitting pattern? Maybe try just knitting . . . not trying to actually make something that you can wear or display . . . THAT would be calming. But, yeah, winding up with one sleeve longer than the other or one sock a size bigger than the other or finding out that you failed to buy enough yarn to actually finish the project, that is NOT calming.

JCLMelodyMK Aug 14, 2018

A great pattern and learning book for beginners and intermediate knitters.

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