Knitting is a meditative art; a creative practice of mindfulness. The art of knitting cultivates a mental state that is less distracted, more present, and peaceful. You are far from negative thoughts, stress, and worries while being soothed by the rhythmic movement of the knitting needles.
Knitting needles are an integral part of every item you knit, and when you are knitting for mindfulness, the choice of needle materials must be mindful. There are many different materials to choose from and there is no right or wrong choice. Although there are many choices available, more knitters are turning to stainless steel knitting needles today for a variety of reasons.
One of the greatest benefits of stainless steel knitting needles may be the way they feel. The smoothness, sturdiness, and overall quality make them a popular choice among knitters! And what's more, when knitting, you create something, your knitted item is the very expression of your unique creativity and imagination, so your tool must be one that fits your state of mind.
Stainless steel knitting needles have smooth surfaces that allow the yarn to glide effortlessly and stitches to form smoothly. Moreover, the needle hardly has any risk of getting scratched, dented, or bent with use. Also, steel needles are fabulous for delicate knitting with smaller size needles. Let’s understand a few features of stainless steel knitting needles that come to my mind that in my opinion makes it a mindful option.
Steel is a strong and flexible material that is difficult to break or get damaged easily. It is the high quality you invest in when choosing this particular material. Stainless steel knitting needles are ideal for beginners as well as those with knitting experience. It is a worthy investment in your mindful practice of knitting.
Steel is a sustainable material that has multiple benefits. It is an eco-friendly choice that produces the least amount of waste. Besides being a better choice for the environment, steel also has a number of qualities that make it just as good, if not better, than other wood, acrylic, or metals. With almost zero carbon emissions it is the popular choice to practice mindful meditation with knitting.
Stainless steel needles are mindful. And, if you think how so, let me explain. Being mindful is being in the moment, in the present and when you are knitting with these needles, you definitely focus on the present. Another aspect of being meditative is, that these knitting needles make a “clinking” noise every time they touch and this is melodious for knitters. The rhythmic sound soothes the mind while knitting.
The steel knitting needles in the Mindful Collection are double-pointed (DPNs) and circular needles. Each of the needles in the collection has a single inspirational word imprinted on them to focus on the meditative aspect of knitting.
The double-pointed needles (DPNs) come in a set of five in every size available. The tapered ends are perfectly sharp for knitting without splitting the yarn. From the lace knitting sets to sizes fit for multiple projects, the double-pointed needles come in all popular sizes.
Mindful Collection has two double-pointed needle sets in 6" - The Compassion Set and Grateful Set. These needle sets carry the most popular needle sizes with other mindful accessories.
The mindful circular needles work just as well for knitting flat as they do for knitting-in-the-round. The circular knitting needles are available in options of fixed circulars as well as interchangeable needles. The stainless steel knitting needle sets from the Mindful Collection are believed to be the ultimate prize for knitters. They really are the most versatile type of needles you can get as you’ll have the tools you need for just about every knitting project.
Interchangeable circular knitting needles have stainless steel tips, while the cables of different lengths can be changed according to the requirements of a project. The Mindful interchangeable needle sets are named Generosity, Gratitude, Warmth, Believe, and Kindness. These sets are preferred by avid knitters because they carry multiple needle lengths in each size. They are also pretty handy since you can pause working on a project, and remove the needle tips or change the cord. The cord key helps make sure to properly screw the needle to the cord. The cords on these circular needles are made of nylon-coated steel available in options of fixed and swivel. They are memory-free, so they don’t kink or remain coiled. These cords have markings at every inch for easy measuring.
If you are keen on the practice of mindful knitting, you don’t have to look any further than Mindful Collection to find the quality stainless steel knitting needles and accessories you need for any job! You can follow our blog to learn more about the artsy form of mindfulness.