From Saga Magazine.
Clicking away with a pair of needles and some yarn has benefits that go well beyond something new to wear. Find out about the health and social benefits of knitting.
Knitting is good for the brain
The concentration required to follow a pattern and keep track of which yarn (or even which needles) we’re using, calculating how much yarn is needed, adding up stitches and rows, plus learning new skills as we master new stitches and new patterns… all this has been shown to help stave off mild cognitive impairment, the decline in the power of perception: thinking, reasoning and remembering.
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