Knitting Comfortably

Knitting Comfortably

The Ergonomics of Handknitting

Book - 2016
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Modern knitters are faced with greater risk of musculoskeletal injury than knitters of a generation ago. This book explores risk factors that impact knitters' productivity, efficiency, and safety. Strategies for reducing risk of injury including early intervention and prevention are discussed. Methods for increased knitting efficiency and productivity are also explained.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Ergo I Publishing,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780692824900
Branch Call Number: ANF 746.432 DEM
Characteristics: 249 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm


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JessicaGma Sep 04, 2018

This is a pretty unique title, but that's exactly what is needed for hobbyist to ensure they can enjoy their knitting to the utmost without damaging themselves for the long-term. Very well thought out and a must read for any knitter!

Aug 15, 2018

Sadly the book arrived when I was very busy and had little time to read it. From the moment I opened it, I could see it would answer the questions I needed answered. It's amazing information, well-written, easy to read and helpful. I feel confidant that I will get my shoulder back finally! after all these years of shoulder/wrist/elbow pain and low back discomfort! And as the author mentions, the exercises will be helpful with other activities. Personally, I spend way too much time in front of the computer, we all likely do, and the exercises - and the anatomical explanations - have helped me with this. If I could afford to purchase this book, I absolutely would. It's a reference book that I would use throughout the years...and easy to read (and I like easy : ).

Jan 24, 2018

This was way too technical for me, but would be great for a physical or occupational therapist.

Aug 04, 2017

When I first opened this book, I thought it was way too technical for me. It looked more like an anatomy text. But don't let the first chapters fool you into thinking there is nothing here for the casual knitter. I loved the chapters on knitting styles, different ways to hold your needles and tension your yarn. Plus there is a chapter on how to choose needle type and style to match the yarn and project to make the project go more smoothly. I always wondered about the bewildering variety of needle materials, type of point and shape. There is a point (pun intended) to all of it. Except now I feel like I need to buy way more needles. I am the type of person who observes "how" I work and to try different ways to improve my techniques. This book offers me a lot of things to look for and to try. And even the first chapters helped me to realize why my current knitting chair isn't working for me. Then there is the chapter on stretches and exercises to help knitters alleviate the stress knitting can cause physically. This book is an incredible resource for anyone who loves knitting.

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