At Yarn Stories HQ we love Worldwide Knit in Public Day. In fact we can’t see why every day shouldn’t be a knit in public day.
It all started back in 2005 when Danielle Landes came up with the idea. Knitting can be quite a solitary activity – not everyone belongs to a knitting group. She wanted to come up with an event just for knitters, so they could get together and show the world how proud they are of their craft. Worldwide Knit In Public Day is now the largest knitter run event in the word and shows how knitting can be a community activity from South Africa to Australia, from the Philippines to Costa Rico. And it’s not just limited to knitting. Lots of happy hookers crochet their way through the day.
There are always lots of events across the country which you can find on the Worldwide Knit In Public Day website, so even if you don’t belong to a group you can join in. If you can’t find an event near you why not host your own and register it on the Worldwide Knit In Public Day website. Yarn Shops, cafes, pubs and even libraries can be very welcoming and help you spread the word.
As well as knitting in public some people work on projects together. You might like to create a blanket for your favourite charity with your group, or even see how many little hats you can make for Innocent’s Big Knit. UK Hand Knitting have created a supplement for Simply knitting which will be included free in the next issue, packed full of charity knitting and crochet projects.
So, wherever you find yourself on Saturday 10th June we hope you have a great day.