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knitting or crocheting? with Carpel Tunnel

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by artsyrobin, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    hi guys, i have carpel tunnel and wondered which is easier on the hands, knitting or crocheting? i mostly crochet but have heard knitting is better and less damaging
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I loom knit. It doesn't seem to cause too much trouble.
     
  3. Kgee

    Kgee Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you tried some ergonomic hooks? A larger crochet hook handle works wonders for crochet elbow. I got a set of hooks by ProvoCraft (big purple handles with interchangeable hooks, $20 @ WalMart) that I love. I wasn't going to quit hooking, so I had to come up with something to keep from crippling myself [​IMG]
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    My hands bother me a lot when i am crocheting but I don't know how to knit so all i do (just every so often) is I take an Advil and start again in about a 1/2 hour
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Will look for the provocraft- i did pick up some handeze gloves, at hobbylobby and they have helped some, i knit a little, but crocheting is my first choice... i have wooden bamboo hooks which i love, my hands go numb and eventually my wrist will start aching- i am a pet portrait artist, so i've got to figure a way to protect my hands and still be able to maneuver...
     
  6. Kgee

    Kgee Out Of The Brooder

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    Artsy, If you love your bamboo hooks, you could try adding some foam grips or something like that. I've found that just having a larger handle really helps.
     

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