Originally Posted by Lisa R.
If you're knitting in the same position for an hour or more without a break, you're asking for a repetitive motion injury!
Stop every 10-15 minutes and flex your hands, arms, etc. Do a few little stretching exercises and relax those muscles BEFORE they start cramping.
That's what I do now. I stop after about 20-30 minutes.
I figured out I got the "injury" while using dull scissors cutting fabric.
I also go to the gym, and use a few machines, to stretch out my arms, shoulders, and strengthen my hands, arms, and shoulders.
I flexed and exercised this morning, BEFORE knitting.