Posted on Monday, August 27 2012 at 8am
We’re well aware of the health benefits of knitting (look out for our feature on knitting and stress in an upcoming issue!). But new knitting book Knit Red is helping us to stay healthy in a different way.
Subtitled 'Stitching for Women’s Heart Health' the book has been created and released in an effort to raise money for research into heart disease. In addition to the elegant knitting patterns, all knitted in shades of red, the book includes useful information about heart health including tips and healthy recipes.
Five percent of profits from sales of the book will go to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to support research and education into women’s heart health.
Thirty knitwear designers have donated patterns, including the likes of Debbie Bliss, Martin Storey, Kim Hargreaves, Jared Flood, Sarah Hatton, Nicky Epstein and Ysolda Teague.
We love the sumptuous Muench Touch Me Knit Red Roses Shrug Kit, and the sheer breadth of the items, from garments and accessories to home furnishings, ranging from a simple face cloth to a more complicated beaded lace shawl.
Knit Red edited by Laura Zander is available from Amazon. Knitting kits for most of the patterns are available.