The Comfort of Knitting is a unique how to knit book with a mission. It is presented by Project Knitwell, a non-profit organization started by a mother who found knitting helped her relax and provided a distraction from her worries during countless hours spent in the hospital.
That mom, Carol Caparosa, was so moved by her experience, that she has devoted the last 11 years of her life to helping others discover the joy of knitting in times of stress.
Project Knitwell volunteers work in hospitals, in after-school programs for at-risk youth and with cancer support groups. They supply the The Comfort of Knitting book, offer knitting instruction, and provide yarn, needles and patterns to patients, family members and health care providers.
Lion Brand®, working with Project Knitwell designed and produced The Comfort of Knitting. It includes
- How to knit instructions
- 7 easy patterns
- A list of health benefits of knitting based on studies including alleviating eating disorders, delaying memory loss and decreasing stress.
- A list of books about the therapeutic benefits of knitting
- First person accounts of the effect of knitting on caregivers and patients
With a focus on caring for the caregiver, the book recognizes the unique stresses and feelings of isolation experienced by the scores of millions of people who take care of family members and patients every day.
Included in the book is the Three Strand Afghan pattern. Made with Hometown USA®, it’s an easy knit blanket that offers warmth and comfort to its receiver.