#stitchawaystress with the Craft Yarn Council!

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Does your busy life stress you out? Are you looking for a new way to unwind and relax? Our friends at the Craft Yarn Council have the perfect solution!

We’ve been talking about stress awareness throughout April, and to celebrate and educate people about the health benefits of yarn crafts, the Craft Yarn Council is hosting its annual #StitchAwayStress campaign: make life’s lemons into lemonade by knitting a lemon stress ball and squeezing it when life gets tough!

This year there’s even a new spin on the lemon stress ball – a lemon pillow! This new lemon is the perfect companion to the lemon stress ball and even doubles as a pillow! Knit or crochet your way to the cutest pillow around and keep it for yourself or give it to a friend in need of some relaxation.

“This lemon pillow offers double benefits because the process of crocheting or knitting it is relaxing too and research proves it,” explains Jenny Bessonette, CYC’s executive director. “Eighty-five percent of crocheters and knitters surveyed in our research reported reduced stress was a benefit of yarn crafting.”

During the month of March, the council promoted a survey on social media to gauge the habits of knitters and crocheters and to find out how yarn crafts contribute to their wellness:


The Craft Yarn Council have also created three fabulous video interviews – with Dr Perri Klass, Betsan Corkhill, Carol Caparosa that you can watch below:

We’ve created our own selection of Stress Reducing patterns just for you!  Explore them here, and tell us all about how knitting helps you to beat stress in the comments section below!

Find out more about the Craft Yarn Council on their website, Instagram and Facebook!



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