The popularity of knitting is something that is continually growing. This is a hobby that many people are now starting to enjoy, that was once something considered to be done by older ladies. However, the secret is out and knitting is gaining in popularity with many younger people.
Being able to create things yourself is certainly one of the things that appeals to many people who take up knitting. From cute teddies and toys, to practical wearable items like gloves and jumpers, to items for the home like blankets. Being able to knit gives you the ability to create the things that you want for yourself and others.
Knitting is also an inexpensive hobby to get into, especially when you compare it to many other hobbies. Art can be expensive to buy all the materials and equipment for, and many sports require expensive specialist equipment such as golf clubs for example. Knitting kits like this //www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/knitting-kits can be bought online or you can go to craft and knitting shops and browse, but getting started is relatively cheap and easy.
In addition to this, many hobbies require a space where you can do them – it might be a dedicated space at home, or you might have to go to a specialist facility that allows you to be able to practice. However for knitting you really don’t need any specialist set up and you can do it whatever space you have (or don’t have available to you). This doesn’t mean it has to be confined to the home either – many people will spend a long commute knitting for example – it is just a great hobby that can be taken pretty much anywhere.
The mental health benefits of knitting are something else that lots of people want to enjoy. Spending time knitting helps to focus the brain in a way that is similar to practising yoga or meditation, and this can really help those who suffer from mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.
If you want to meet like-minded knitters, it can also be a very social activity – there are lots of knitting clubs all over the country that you can join, and this is a great way to meet others and to learn new skills.