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How to join a knitting club

How to join a knitting club
By Beverley Watts 7 years ago

If you want to learn how to knit or brush up on your skills joining a knitting club is an ideal place to do it.

Knitting is a very sociable activity as it lets you talk whilst you work and a knitting club gives everyone a reason to get together on a regular basis.

The Knitting Network's Freddie Patmore tells us about a knitting club she joined many years ago.

'I joined a one with my mum, just to see what all the fuss was about. We heard about it on Ravelry and met at a local hotel once a month in their library room. Just a few of us – the group was rarely bigger than 8 or 9.

'We’d pack a few of the projects which we were working on at the time and do a bit together, but things soon went wrong when it was something tricky on the needles and you were chatting away with the group and not really paying attention.

'Every now and then we’d all bring yarn we no longer wanted and had a free-for-all sharing bits out. Or a group charity knit – I think we made hats for the homeless one time and booties for a premature baby unit another.'

Here are three reasons why knitting makes us feel so great.

1. Knitting has great benefits other than filling your time with an enjoyable hobby. The rhythmic repetition you experience switches your mind off from the everyday stuff, helping you to de-stress and relax.

2. Sharing your skills or learning and improving your abilities with others is a brilliant way to make friends.

3. Knitting for yourself or others is a satisfying way of using your talents. Giving something you’ve made is a great good feel factor.

So, if you’re passionate about knitting why not share your skills or get together to learn more and have fun at the same time by joining a knitting club, or why not set one up yourself?

To find a knitting club near you contact: Libraries, local wool shops, Hobbycraft store, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, adult education centre or your local council.

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