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Learn how to knit—and make blankets, scarves, sweaters, hats, and more—with these easy-to-use, at-home knitting kits.

By Kathleen Mulpeter
December 06, 2017
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Settling in for a hygge night at home? After you light some candles, brew a cup of tea, and curl up on the couch, reaching for your knitting needles is the perfect way to practice some cozy self care. Like stress balls or fidget spinners, the repetitive action of knitting can help relieve stress and give you something productive to do with your hands (particularly helpful for those who find themselves feeling anxious while they watch TV, for example). Another reason to pick up the yarn? It could benefit your brain. In a 2013 survey of 3,500 knitters, more frequent knitters reported better cognitive function.


Interested in doing a knitting project, but not sure where to start? Here are nine home kits to help you learn how to knit in no time; they include easy-to-understand templates so you can create supersoft sweaters, blankets, scarves, hats, and more for friends and family (or yourself). As a bonus, either the kits themselves or the final product would make great gifts.


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