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Knitting won’t just result in a new sweater - research has found the hobby can also reduce depression and anxiety, slow the onset of dementia, and distract from chronic pain. According to Knit for Peace, a network of over 15,000 knitters in the UK who knit for people in need, there is substantial evidence that suggests knitting is beneficial to a healthy mind and body. The group decided to investigate the matter after numerous members reported improved overall health after taking up the hobby - and it turns out the relaxing craft can be credited for numerous health benefits. “There is an enormous amount of research showing that knitting has physical and mental health benefits, that it s... Full story

13 March