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35 meditative knitting patterns that use color, repetition, and texture to help you unwind and destress.
The relaxing rhythm and hand movements of knitting make it the perfect activity to absorb your attention and distract you from unwanted thoughts. As well as being beautiful makes, these 35 projects are specially designed to be a form of mindfulness practice. Suitable for beginners through to experienced knitters, the patterns will help you stitch away stress by incorporating calming repetition and different textures, as well as mood-boosting bright colors and soothing pastel shades. Many of the projects make ideal gifts, bringing you satisfaction and positivity as you knit them for other people. There are also homewares including a mandala pillow and a meditation garland so that you can create an inspiring environment, as well as cozy accessories and garments to allow you to focus on yourself. All of the techniques and stitches you will need are explained with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step artworks. Let the click of the needles and the rhythm of the stitches help you to be in the moment, bringing you calmness and a sense of wellbeing.
About the Author
Chloé Elizabeth Birch is a knitwear designer whose work has been featured in Pom Pom, Knit Now, Simply Knitting, and Let’s Knit magazines. She began knitting as a way to help with her own mental health. Chloé worked with West Yorkshire Spinners to create patterns for their Re:Treat yarns which were launched in partnership with the mental health charity MIND. Find out more on Chloé’s website and Instagram: www.chloeelizabeth.uk and @chloe_elizabeth_knitwear