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In recent history, knitting has gone from a necessity to being seen as a great hobby for people to take up in their spare time. Not only does it give you a great sense of achievement and fulfilment, but it has also been suggested that knitting has a great number of health benefits too.

It has been proven not only to have meditative qualities as well as improving motor functions. Studies have shown that it helps reduce cognitive decline as well as arthritis and tendinitis. Ask anyone who has knitted something in the past and they will confirm that it gives you a great sense of pride and joy knowing that you have made something with real care, but on top of this, knitting is said to help reduce anxiety, stress and depression.

It’s fair to say that knitting has a great deal of benefits, but regardless of this, it is great fun and it opens up new doors – allowing you to meet new people and make new friends. So what is stopping you? Grab yourself some needles and get started – there are endless tutorials both online and printed to help you go from beginner to advanced in no time!

If you’re looking to get into knitting and you’re not sure where to start, Needles and Pins has everything you need to get yourself started and help you make something personal, for those you love.

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