In this period when we have the coldest days of winter, it is especially a warm room for ladies; one of the most enjoyable activities that can be done while sitting on a soft couch and watching the outside is undoubtedly knitting. Although hand braid is seen as a relaxing hobby nowadays, it is an extension of an old and rooted tradition that we have not anticipated. Let's see how two wigs can be created with a little bit of wool.
The emergence of embryo
After they find effective solutions to their basic needs such as food and drink, which is a life-long issue, our archaic atrocities begin to seek measures to protect themselves from cold and sun. The ancient people of the past, who protect their bodies from the handkerchiefs they have made from animal hides and furs they have hunted, begin to make primitive clothes using the wool of goats and sheep. Knots and loops for the making of these clothes, swollen etc. with the help of a finger, without the use of ancillary equipment. These archeological surveys dating back to 1000 BC show us the emergence from the first intertwined Central Asian lands in history. In other words, like many innovations that make up today's civilization, textile and weaving spread from the East to the West.
When we go forward in the historical plane, we can see that auxiliary weaving tools such as skewers and crochet are only used after 5-6 BC. Over the years, hand-knit clothing and goods that have spread to a wider geographical range have come to the forefront of European examples, the use of Andalusian intelligent Arab servants employed by Spanish nobility. In the following process, along with the arrival of cotton to Europe, elegant lacework and knitting work with fine cotton yarns become a symbol of the aristocracy for a long time.
Every stitch is a story ...
Knitting is a technique that was originally developed to solve the essential needs of human beings quickly and effectively, but it becomes a mirror that reflects the color and cultural depth of each geography in subsequent centuries. Especially in the early and middle ages, Andalusian Arabs, bringing the knitting tradition to Europe, have a unique technique of knitting. Using a thick, curly-tipped skull like a crochet while knitting, the Arabs have even discovered a tightly looped knitting technique, which, over time, is called "arabic work" and resembles a machine knit. In the north, the situation is somewhat different. Because, while Arab women specialize in knitting, it is considered a knitted "male work" in Ireland and Britain during the first and middle ages, and women are not allowed to weave. Because the art of weaving is part of the maritime tradition in Northern Europe at that time.
The most beautiful feature of embedding is undoubtedly the traces of the forms of communication of people living in that geography and the geography where they are produced. For example, the figure of the "hand in the waist", a motif that comes from the shaman culture and is still often seen in Yörük towns today, represents the woman's productivity and the dominant power in the shaman culture. In addition, in many parts of Anatolia, we can encounter needle pens decorated with colorful flowers and decorated with motifs representing the colors of nature are the most beautiful examples of the geographical and cultural reflections of the crochet.
Knitting in the modern world
Thanks to the DIY / Do It Yourself step that has been spreading from America to the world in recent years, people have begun to be interested in the products born of handcrafts. And of course this movement has helped me to regain my old reputation! Especially with the appearance of fabric with a penile yarn, velvety feeling wool; it is now quite easy to create wonders with sparkling and embroidered enviromental types of knitting yarns. The only thing you need for your knitting wearers is a little ilhan. It is possible to come across many internet sites, especially Pinteres t.
One of the most exciting things about knitting is that it is not just for clothing nowadays. Knitwear, accessories, and even saner works can now be confronted everywhere. With a kind of street art called Yarn Bombing, the colorful threads turn into beautiful motifs, wrapping around a bunch of objets that I encountered in everyday life like a cocoon. It is possible to see many examples of Yarn Bombing, a creative art that adds color to cities, in our country.
Why do we like knitwear?
Knitting is motivating and self-confident because it creates a sense of sight at the end of a job we started. It is especially useful for those with problems such as attention deficit and excessive thinking. Because hundreds of stitches are abstracted from the thoughts that a person can not get away with, and create a kind of meditation effect.
Develop functions of the frontal lobe (processing, attention and planning), occipital lobe (visual data), temporal lobe (memory retention and language and meaning interpretations), and cerebellum (precision and motion timing coordinates) functions because knitting is a task requiring manual skill and mental dominance can be used for. That is, knitting can also play an important role in long term protection from diseases such as Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's.