There are many ways we can improve our health. But did you know you can deal with grieve just knitting? I started knitting after the death of my husband. It has helped me with my grief, anxiety, and loneliness. Many people have written how knitting helps them reduce stress. One teenager wrote that she had found out a medicine-free substitute for pain treatment and another wrote how the said technique assisted her to find meaning in life after trying to commit suicide.

The difference between knitting and creative treatment    

According to therapeutic knitters, this is a two-handed craft with constant actions combined with its tactile. Emotional and visual motivation are some of the characteristics that make it efficient. It also provides a sense of control. Unlike other methods, knitters can unknot the mistakes. If you have been looking down on knitting, here some of the health benefits you can get from knitting, and you should try doing it too.

Feeling abandoned

One of the things I did when my husband was diagnosed with an unusual type of cancer, was visiting a yarn workshop. The pastime assisted me to feel fruitful when I didn’t feel like. It helped me during my several hours in waiting rooms.


Treatment can be stressful particularly if you are handling health issues. The brain doesn’t feel as if getting something new when it is in extreme pain or stressed or depressed. By comparison, knitting is simple. It looks like a reflective state that appears to take place as a normal secondary effect of the recurring actions of knitting.

A study carried out of over 3,500 by the Cardiff University found that the more often they knit, the happier and calmer they felt.


picture of woman knitting

Knitters place their arms in a defensive arch before their bodies and thus making a safe area. This can be calming for any person who is anxious or has such issues.  Betsan Corkhill, a physiotherapist, has assisted individuals to cure panic attacks by training them to start knitting every time they feel anxious. Corkhill says that combining portability with a sense of calm makes one powerful. Finally, nervousness-prone people can study just to imagine themselves knitting to attain the similar effects.

You are sad

If your goal is contentment, to create a Christmas present, ensure you select a yarn that feels great to the touch and preferably that is one of your beloved colors. Corkhill states that contact provokes a sensitive reaction and it causes you to feel great by touching something awesome. According to Corkhill’s survey, the texture of the yarn is as important as the color when it comes to mood improvement.


Besides making me feel industrious, I’m grateful to the way knitting in clinic waiting rooms acted as social grease among patients’ families and hospital team as well. Whenever I took out my knitting, people would gaze steadily and start to talk. Additionally, social interweaving groups appear to offer significant discussion than meeting for tea. This is because the mental energy used to knit reduces their likelihood to self-monitor.

Constant pain

finger massage

Corkhill states that a qualitative study supports the idea that knitting offers pain-relieving effects. Because the brain triggers the pain experience when it notices fear, knitting cam assist in reducing that feeling of fear and raising the sense of security. The feeling of success can as well discharge good sensation chemicals in the mind that prevent or dull the sense of discomfort.

The need for selfassurance boost

This is safe for individuals with medical restrictions. Almost anybody who devotes some time and energy to it can study knitting.  An accomplishment that, comparable to learning any firsthand skill, can send the return circuit of the brain and motivate people to embrace other trials. Corkhill states that knitting inspires self-assurance, lessens worry and fear hence making you feel valuable once more.