A knitter's life is full of joys and struggles. Here's how to manage knitting hand, back, and shoulder, pain, how to organize your number of knitting projects, and stay motivated amidst self-doubt and bad programming.


Blog Post: Top 5 Stretches For Knitting Hand Pain Relief

Myofascial stretch for sore fingersBy Liat Gat – Founder / Continental Knitting, Knitter's Life / December 30, 2011 / 202 Comments

As you may know, knitting late into the night can cause stiffness and hand pain the next day. If you struggle with your finger or hand positioning while knitting, it can be even more uncomfortable. These five stretches bring instant and lasting relief.

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Blog Post: Liat and Knitting for Health In The News

By Liat Gat – Founder / Knitter's Life, News / April 19, 2014 / 93 Comments
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Blog Post: How To Overcome Your Knitting Fears

Word picture of people's different knitting fearsBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitter's Life / November 9, 2012 / 73 Comments
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Blog Post: The K.N.I.T. Formula For How To Be A Superstar In Your Life

K.N.I.T. Formula screenshot featured image squareBy Liat Gat – Founder / Interviews with Liat, Knitter's Life, Our Philosophy, TV Appearances / September 26, 2013 / 55 Comments

1. KNOW You Can Do It
2. NO Freaking Out!
3. I: Be INTREPID
4. T: TRANSFORM Your Mistakes into Victories

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Blog Post: The Ideal Number of Knitting Projects to Work On at One Time

Five - KnittedBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitter's Life / April 8, 2008 / 50 Comments

Five projects is the ideal number of knitting projects to be working on at once. A variety of projects is best, from easy no-brain-needed projects for Knit Night to complex, lock-yourself-in-the-closet-to-concentrate lace projects.

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Blog Post: 5 Ways To Relieve Knitting Back, Shoulder, and Neck Pain – Video Demonstration with Posture Expert Esther Gokhale

By Liat Gat – Founder / Knitter's Life / January 10, 2015 / 44 Comments

I learned about Esther Gokhale (pronounced “Go-Clay”) when looking for help with back and arm pain after a yoga injury. In this video interview and photo tutorial, Esther teaches 5 ways to relieve back pain while knitting.

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Blog Post: How Having a Growth Mindset Can Motivate You In Your Knitting

Growing plant sproutBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitter's Life, Our Philosophy / September 27, 2019 / 24 Comments

People have discovered that success depends on hard work and attitude, not on any inborn qualities you may possess. Having a “growth mindset” like this can help motivate you in your knitting and life.

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Guest Blog Post: Six Tips for Teaching Kids to Knit at Home

Baby Milo with Knitting NeedlesBy Frances Earnshaw / Guest Posts, Knitter's Life / April 9, 2020 / 13 Comments

Do you have any kids that are home with you that might like to teach how to knit? Now may be the perfect time. Fiber artist Frances Earnshaw, who runs a successful kids’ learn-to-knit club at the school where she works in England, joins us to share her 6 best tips for teaching kids to knit at home.

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Blog Post: How To Get Away With Not Planning

By Liat Gat – Founder / Gauge, Knitter's Life / November 2, 2010 / 2 Comments
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Blog Post: The 3 Decisions You Have When Choosing a New Project

By Liat Gat – Founder / Knitter's Life / October 29, 2014 / 2 Comments

Every time you’d like to try knitting something just a little bit harder than what you’re used to, try one or two (but not three) of these challenges: Pattern length, knitting abbreviations, and hand dexterity.

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I learned about Esther Gokhale (pronounced “Go-Clay”) when looking for help with back and arm pain after a yoga injury. In this video interview, Esther teaches 5 ways to relieve back pain while knitting.



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