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The Joys of Knitting + #Giveaway

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Knitting; a craft that has been around for centuries – this mysterious art of using sticks to tie knots – who thought of that?! It turns out no one even knows yet, still it’s a hobby that makers of all ages and generations enjoy. A hobby that is so versatile with so many positives that go beyond what you’d think. Everyone’s motivations to knit are different and here are just a few. 

Reasons to try your hand at knitting

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Beautiful garments 

The obvious one – being able to create your own clothing really is an amazing skill to have. You will never be stuck for inspiration with thousands of free knitting patterns you can find online as well as the tutorials and stitches you learn to create fabulously unique items of clothing. And it doesn’t stop at clothes – knitting homeware accessories like cushion covers, even bags and little trinkets to gift to friends and family. 

Slow fashion 

The joy of making your own clothes has benefits beyond having a fabulous wardrobe but with the time and effort it takes for you to craft an item, you’re removing so many extra steps that high street fashion brands take to have such a fast turnover of new items. Knitting timeless pieces of clothing is the perfect way to start your journey towards a slow fashion lifestyle. 

Mindfulness 

This is one of the most popular reasons for one to pick up the knitting needles. Once you’ve picked up some basic knitting stitches, you quickly work rhythmically. It becomes a mindless task to focus on while still keeping your attention on knitting and giving your mind a rest from the life stressors around you. It’s a great form of self-care at home! 

Knitting for charity 

Knitting really is a great way to support charities in ways you may not even expect! You can knit blankets for animal rescue shelters, hats for premature babies that you can donate to hospitals. Support breast cancer charities by buying and making their patterns, or knitting hats for the homeless. There are endless ways you can support a charity through knitting

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The community! 

The knitting community is a fun place to be a part of! Sharing your makes with fellow knitters, supporting indie designers through buying their patterns or learning from makers’ tutorials. The LoveCrafts community does all of this both over on Instagram but also with their own community hub for you to share your recent makes and browse what others are making. It’s not just for knitting but crochet, stitching and more! 

Want to try knitting yourself? Win a beginner’s kit! 

LoveCrafts are giving away the perfect knitting​ beginner kit. This is everything you need to make this simple scarf. This is two balls of this super soft, super cosy yarn​ and a set of knitting needles.

Prize: Knitting Beginners Kit

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

LoveCrafts Knitting Beginners Kit (AFFT)
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55 Comments

  • Reply ashleigh allan

    Great prize!

    8th June 2020 at 8:58 AM
    • Reply Susan beck

      Love to win lovely prize

      2nd July 2020 at 1:09 PM
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    Fab I love my crafts!

    8th June 2020 at 11:16 AM
  • Reply Sandra Fortune

    Love this thanks for the chance nice crafty prize

    8th June 2020 at 11:33 AM
  • Reply Heather Haigh

    I love trying out crafts, and sharing the ones I can do with my family and friends.

    8th June 2020 at 11:55 AM
  • Reply mrs janet humphrey

    looks wonderful for these strange times thanks for the chance

    8th June 2020 at 12:53 PM
  • Reply Emma Jackson

    Lovely, it’s the perfect time for a new hobby x

    8th June 2020 at 1:15 PM
    • Reply Hazel

      Would love to learn to knit

      10th June 2020 at 12:01 PM
  • Reply pete c

    many thanks – I dont think I’d be very good but I would love to have a go at learning

    8th June 2020 at 1:33 PM
  • Reply Claire Nutman

    Wonderful competition many thanks, so theraputic this would be lovely….

    8th June 2020 at 1:51 PM
  • Reply Solange

    I love knitting.

    8th June 2020 at 2:21 PM
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    Count Me IN!

    8th June 2020 at 3:14 PM
  • Reply ADEINNE TONNER

    Oh yes please i’ve always wanted to learn how to knit

    8th June 2020 at 5:17 PM
  • Reply Maurice Haigh

    I want to learn

    8th June 2020 at 5:44 PM
  • Reply Sheena Batey

    I would love to get my daughter knitting and this would be ideal

    8th June 2020 at 8:22 PM
  • Reply fiona waterworth

    I have always wanted to learn to knit, but never knew how to start

    8th June 2020 at 8:33 PM
  • Reply Lisa Wilkinson

    Thanks for the giveaway

    8th June 2020 at 9:48 PM
  • Reply Ellie Spider

    I recently started trying knitting because of the lockdown – decided to try a new activity – this looks a great kit 🙂

    8th June 2020 at 9:50 PM
  • Reply Katie B

    Love knitting! This would be great to teach my step children how to knit!

    9th June 2020 at 12:06 AM
  • Reply Becky Yeomans

    Fantastic, would love to try knitting and get the hang of it,

    9th June 2020 at 5:41 AM
  • Reply michelle o'neill

    i enjoy knitting x

    9th June 2020 at 6:00 AM
  • Reply Laura Pritchard

    This looks like such a relaxing & rewarding hobby!

    9th June 2020 at 4:14 PM
  • Reply Michele

    Such a relaxing hobby,definitely takes your mind off of the stresses of the day.

    10th June 2020 at 12:27 AM
  • Reply Ursula Hunt

    Knitting is supposed to be very relaxing, perfect pastime for me

    10th June 2020 at 10:32 AM
  • Reply Charlotte isobelle

    I love crochet so would love to try knitting

    11th June 2020 at 1:56 PM
  • Reply Kristyn Harris

    This would be perfect! I’d love to learn who to knit!

    11th June 2020 at 7:10 PM
  • Reply Fiona jk42

    This looks like a fun knitting kit.

    12th June 2020 at 10:22 PM
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    I know this would be fun to pass the time during lockdown and so useful come winter if it turns out at least close to ok!

    13th June 2020 at 9:18 AM
  • Reply Helen

    Hope this might become one of my favourite things 🤞

    13th June 2020 at 11:46 AM
  • Reply Susan Smith

    A fabulous giveaway, i can knit but not a great knitter

    14th June 2020 at 10:19 AM
  • Reply Lisa Foley

    Such a wonderful prize!

    16th June 2020 at 3:34 PM
  • Reply Patricia Avery

    I used to knit many years ago but life, a career and family got in the way. I’d love to take it up again now I’m retired

    17th June 2020 at 6:54 PM
  • Reply Alison Johnson

    This would be great to get my hand back into knitting again. I haven’t done any for about 20 years.

    18th June 2020 at 11:09 PM
  • Reply Lyndsey cooksey

    This looks like a fabulous kit! I love knitting and haven’t done since my children were little. It would be lovely to take it up again.

    19th June 2020 at 6:14 PM
  • Reply Susan Willshee

    I’d love to try knitting but I’ve always felt a bit overshadowed by my mum. Give her a ball of wool and some needles and the next thing you know you have a completely matching outfit

    21st June 2020 at 10:15 PM
  • Reply Margaret Gallagher

    Will bring so much joy and love Thankyou

    22nd June 2020 at 9:22 AM
  • Reply belinda porter

    knitting has helped me so much it helps with anxiety thank you for the give away

    25th June 2020 at 11:04 PM
  • Reply Eileen Hindley

    Great prize – Love to knit 🙂

    26th June 2020 at 11:09 AM
  • Reply Maria F

    Would love to learn how to knit!

    2nd July 2020 at 7:15 PM
  • Reply donna jones

    lovely giveaway count me in

    3rd July 2020 at 11:34 AM
  • Reply Sheila Reeves

    Would love to try to knit something like a scarf

    4th July 2020 at 11:01 AM
  • Reply Harry PRICE

    Always wondered if I could learn to knit?

    4th July 2020 at 12:33 PM
  • Reply Jenny Rogers

    I used to knit a lot, I need to get back into it.

    4th July 2020 at 3:06 PM
  • Reply Susan B

    A creative and calming way to spend a little leisure time.

    5th July 2020 at 2:14 AM
  • Reply Helen Tyler

    I haven’t knitted for years and even then I never managed to actually produce anything useful. I’d love to get back into it. This kit would be perfect!

    5th July 2020 at 9:03 AM
  • Reply Emma England

    I have always wanted to learn to knit. My mum was always knitting when I was younger but she has bad wrists now and can’t teach me. This beginners kit looks awesome.

    5th July 2020 at 9:04 AM
  • Reply Mel Pennie

    Have always fancied learning to knit so this would be a great start for me!

    5th July 2020 at 9:41 AM
  • Reply Adrian Bold

    My partner would love this. Thanks for the competition – fingers crossed!

    5th July 2020 at 12:47 PM
  • Reply Kim W

    I love that scarf. The only thing I’ve ever knitted is a jumper for my fiance, now my husband of 37 years! It turned out too big. So I think I need the beginners kit to start again lol.

    5th July 2020 at 4:31 PM
  • Reply Sheri Darby

    I would love to knit

    5th July 2020 at 5:31 PM
  • Reply Kim Neville

    great for relaxing

    5th July 2020 at 5:38 PM
  • Reply Tracy B

    Brilliant giveaway, perfect for a knitting novice

    5th July 2020 at 7:32 PM
  • Reply lynn neal

    Love to make things for my family!

    5th July 2020 at 9:17 PM
  • Reply AJ

    I’d love to give knitting this a go!

    5th July 2020 at 9:22 PM
  • Reply Su Brett

    I used to knit about 30 years ago would love to give knitting another try

    5th July 2020 at 11:09 PM
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