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5 good reasons to know how to knit or crochet

Are you already a knitting/crocheting pro or are you seriously thinking of starting ? Today, in this article, we have listed for you 5 good reasons to practice knitting or crocheting daily !

1. It's good for your health

Studies have shown the health benefits of knitting. In particular, it could reduce age-related memory loss and combat diseases such as Alzheimer's. Indeed, by practicing the activity of knitting, we appeal to parts of our brain that stimulate neuronal connections. Knitting would also protect our hands from arthritis. Be careful, these activities are not miracle cures but they contribute to our physical well-being but also and especially mental !

2. It's de-stressing

Knitting and crocheting are two manual activities that have important anti-stress properties. Indeed, performing repetitive gestures allows us to free our mind from daily worries. Knitting or crocheting would also increase the secretion of serotonin and dopamine which regulate the moods of the nervous system. So knitting or crocheting would literally make you happier ! So after a long, exhausting day, we highly recommend sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of tea and relaxing with a ball of yarn, a pair of needles or a hook !

3. It is to consume the fashion differently

At a time when the fast fashion textile industry is increasingly questionable and contested, knitting is the perfect way to find out under what conditions your favorite sweater was made… in your living room, by your own hands. Also, making your own clothes allows you to be sure of the quality, the origin and the composition of the raw materials by selecting them with rigor. Thus, to choose the handmade is also to support the short circuit, to support the small tradesmen/craftsmen, and to take part in the installation of a more durable and ethical fashion. In this sense, handmade knitting is also an easier way to keep your sweaters, tops or socks much longer. Since you know what your work is made of, you can know how to maintain it to keep it looking like new even after many years of use !

4. It is offering personalized gifts

Imagine the situation: it's almost Christmas and while everyone is running around the department stores desperately looking for an original gift idea, you're sitting quietly in your living room making THE perfect gift...a lovely sweater knitted with love ! And yes, knowing how to knit or crochet can save us from endless shopping days and can especially prevent us from ending up with the same gift as the neighbor. Thus, according to the tastes of the person to whom you are going to offer your present, you can choose the ideal thread (color, material, aspect,..) which will correspond to the desired project. And above all, your handmade gifts will always have that little extra something: they will have been thought and realized with the heart !

5. It's creating a social link

And yes, while we could think that practicing knitting is to isolate oneself at home, this activity can on the contrary bring us to exchanges and to beautiful meetings ! Indeed, with the emergence of the Internet these last twenty years, many groups, forums or blogs have been created to exchange on its current projects, find good plans, ask for advice on particular points, etc. Thus, Facebook is the perfect social network to find people who share your interests and passions through the many groups you can join and pages you can follow. On Instagram, you can follow inspiring and creative people but also create your own account to share in photos your projects with others. 

Moreover, La Lainière de Wazemmes has a Facebook page and an Instagram account to interact with you around yarn, wools and our common passion. Don't hesitate to share your creations made with our balls by mentioning us in your publications or by indicating the #lalainieredewazemmes ! 

The community of knitting/crocheting fans and addicts is huge. It has no privileged territory, no borders and does not answer to any kind of social classification. So what are you waiting for to join it ? AN ADVICE, A MORE PRECISE QUESTION TO ASK US?

You can contact us in private message via our social networks Facebook and Instagram, or through the chat bubble that is in the bottom right of your screen right now. You can also reach us by email at or by phone at

See you soon, for new knitting tips, with La Lainière de Wazemmes !
Written by Pia on Wednesday 14 June 2023 à 16:47, in Advice .

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