There is something about knitting that soothes and relaxes, in fact, more and more crafty Millennials are turning to the hobby because of the comforting repetition and satisfying results. However, this repetition can also lead to wrist and hand problems, particularly in those who are at a higher risk of repetitive motion injuries.
All too often, we hear about someone abandoning their passion for knitting because they experience hand or wrist pain. The very nature of the past time and required hand motions can cause carpal tunnel, which causes pain, numbness, and loss of dexterity . Those who have arthritis may also experience greater hand and wrist pain during or after knitting.
Tips to Prevent Injury
Wrist pain should not stop you from enjoying your passion. Prevent problems before they arise, or help reduce further damage by taking frequent breaks and resting your hands often. As a rule, give your hands a break every half hour or so. If you already have pain and numbness problems, besides speaking with your doctor, you can try these wrist exercises for carpal tunnel to help reduce discomfort.
Your knitting supplies also play a significant role in preventing pain, particularly your knitting needles.
Ergonomic Kollage Square Knitting Needles
The repetitive motion of knitting can potentially place you at risk of carpal tunnel, and while taking regular breaks and doing targeted exercises can help prevent this, investing in ergonomic needles can further reduce your risks.
Louet North America has a line of square shaped needles, Kollage Squares, that are specially designed to reduce the stress placed on the hands without compromising workmanship. Their unique square shape allows the knitter to hold the needles in a way that alleviates stress and pain and also helps create more uniform stitches. The superior joins and precise points make them a high-quality knitting needle that is a joy to use.
Made from a high quality, lightweight aluminum alloy, Kollage Square Knitting Needles help you to knit faster with less stress on your hands and wrists. Every stage of manufacturing, from the raw materials to the final packaging, are produced in Canada to Louet North America’s high standards. In fact, each of their needles, which are etched with the size, are guaranteed to be of the highest quality.
Too often, people are forced to abandon their passion for knitting due to hand pain. However, the right knitting tools can make an enormous difference.
“I wouldn’t be knitting if I didn’t have my Squares!” ~ Gale