New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2015
In partnership with Project Knitwell, Lion Brand® Yarn Company has just released, The Comfort of Knitting, a “how-to” book for caregivers featuring learn-to-knit instructions, tips for stress relief, facts on the health benefits of knitting, and seven beginner-level knit and crochet patterns.
Recent research shows that knitting can provide therapeutic benefits for stress relief; this book aims to educate individuals who spend long days and nights caring for families during times of distress about the positive impact that knitting can have on their lives. The Comfort of Knitting is an informational book with a focus on self-care for the well-being of both the caregiver and the patient.
“Project Knitwell is the perfect partner to collaborate with because they are a non-profit organization with firsthand experience working with caregivers. We knew that we could combine our knowledge on knitting and its effect on health and interpersonal relationships to create an informative and supportive book for both caregivers in high stress situations, and patients needing help through a difficult time,” says Ilana Rabinowitz, Lion Brand’s VP of Marketing.
All of Lion Brand®’s proceeds from this book will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and Project Knitwell to support their work supporting the special needs of caregivers.
About Lion Brand® Yarn Company
Lion Brand® Yarn Company is a 5th generation, family-owned and operated business, and a beloved American brand since 1878. The company is devoted to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters with yarns, patterns, how-tos, and ideas that elevate their yarn crafting experience.
About Project Knitwell
Project Knitwell is a non-profit organization serving the DC metro area that is dedicated to bringing the joy of knitting and its therapeutic benefits to people facing stressful situations. Project Knitwell volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among patients, family members, medical staff, and others facing difficult circumstances.
About Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter provides free information, confidential assistance and support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as for their family members, caregivers and professionals. The Chapter actively advocates at the city, state and federal level to support related legislation and heighten public awareness. The Chapter’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.