Mindful Knitting and Calming Stitches
by Lynne Rowe
Mindful knitting combines rhythmic knitting with mindfulness
techniques; consciously connecting you with the present moment.
Simple stitch patterns allow you to focus on the colours, sensations
and rhythm of the repetitive stitches.
Each stitched square is specifically designed to help improve your wellbeing and take a break from any negative and stressful thoughts.
The pattern gives instructions for knitting 6 different mindful squares, making up, edging and tassels. Each square with border will measure 21cm x 21cm after blocking. The finished blanket has 25 squares with borders and tassels and measures approximately 111cm x 111cm square without tassels.
Suggested needle size: straight needes in 6mm and 6.5mm sizes, 6mm circular needle 80cm long
Weight of yarn : chunky yarn
Yarn required: 12 balls of Re:Treat yarn (at 140 metres/153 yards per 100g ball)
Tension : Instructions give tension for each square type
Other items needed : Darning needle, cable needle and stitch maker
Yarn Ideas : The pattern has been created using 12 balls of Re: Treat Chunky Roving yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners This is available here with a discount available for a purchase of 12 or more balls.
The colours for the Emeline Mindful Blanket are:
3 x Soul; 1 x Mellow; 1 x Harmony; 2 x Ponder; 1 x Joy; 2 x Adore; 1 x Pure; 1 x Reflect