Knitting one of many hobbies in Human Civilization

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Knitting is something that has been pass down from generation to generation.  Furthermore Knitting gives a person more ideas to what else they can do with their hands other than being destructive.  Use your hands for creating beautiful things which they were probably meant for, many people have told me that knitting is very therapeutic which leads to a world of creativity.

Knitting as well as  crochet uses stitches, which are yarn loops that bind together, making rows to complete a project. The benefits of knitting stitches is the craft creates a softer, finer and smoother textured garment, unlike crochet. Knitting involves two simple stitches, a knit and a purl, that make for an elegant garment when finished. Crochet’s main stitches are a single crochet and a double crochet, which generate a wider range of smaller or taller stitches with holes between them. The crochet stitches give the appearance of an airy and chunkier garment when completed.

Needles are the metal objects used to manipulate a continuous strand of yarn.  knitting involves using two long, pointy needles that are the same size to make rows of stitches. The advantage of knitting is it creates projects using multiple needles for different garments. Some projects such as socks or hats require the use of circular needles or sets of four to five double-pointed needles. These needles give garments a more professional look than a crocheted item. Another benefit of using knitting needles is they are sized by numbers ranging from zero to 15.

Knitting’s techniques are another advantage over crochet because they provide a more detailed garment. For example, starting the first row of a knitting project, the yarn is cast on the needle one stitch at a time. Each stitch is worked from one needle to the other until the row is finished, regardless of how many different colors of yarn are used. Therefore, knitting provides an easier way to stitch or incorporate color patterns together.   Not only can knitting be performed by hand manipulating each stitch individually, it can also be achieved by knitting machines. Machine knitting saves a considerable amount of time, according to Fiber Images. Most knitting machines are embedded with 200 latch-hook needles that stitch up to 200 rows of knitting in a single movement. The knitting machines are a benefit to people who have no desire to knit or cannot knit. Crocheting, however, can only be completed by hand.

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So this new category I added will label anything when it comes to both Knitting and Crocheting because I plan to do some craft work on this blog.  If I find more crafting ideas to share with my audience then I will share it.  Right now its going to be quilting, Knitting, and Crocheting which will lead to more ideas and other crafting trades in the near future.
Any other crafting suggestions do feel free to leave a comment.
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