World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

Have you ever participated in World Wide Knit in Public Day? In 2015 it will fall on Saturday, June 13. Learn about this unique yearly event (it’s for crocheters too!) and how you can participate.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 for knitters to come together in public and knit. Since then, every year on the second Saturday in June, thousands of knitters and crocheters around the world have stitched together in public.

WWKIP Day is a unique opportunity to knit with others, and show the public that knitting and crocheting are great for everyone. Each event is locally organized by a group of interested volunteers, and there are events around the world.

I-Love-Yarn-Day-2014-003The past two years I have attended the event in my city. It’s held at a local museum, which offers free admission to WWKIP Day participants. The local knitting guild, who organize the event, yarn bomb the museum steps — it looks great! Dozens of knitters and crocheters of all skill levels gather in the open atrium area, and sit and chat with each other as we work on projects. Museum goers come by, and can learn to crochet and knit at designated tables. There are door prizes and everyone makes new friends. When the scheduled time is over, I like to take a tour through the museum before I head home.

If you’re interested in participating in WWKIP Day 2015, visit the directory and find an event near you. If there’s not an event close by, gather up your crafty friends and start one!

 

12 thoughts on “World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

  1. Josee Paquin

    I organised a garage sale for this saturday not knowing when was the world wide knit in public. I give knitting courses and I called all my students to come and knit with me for a few hours. I will take pictures of the event.

    Have a good day

  2. Ginny Roberts

    I enjoy all sorts of hand work,I try teaching at the senior center,nobody wants to learn.
    Looks like I,ll be sitting all alone at the town gazebo with my knitting on a 92` (102 heat index ) Saturday AM.

  3. Ann Hinds

    I looked at the directory but was unable to determine how to find a KIP event in my area. It says there are over 300 in the us but no way to find where they are unless you click on each event.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Ann, If you click on the name of your state/province (for people in the USA and Canada) you will see a list of events taking place in your area, and each one will have a more specific details on the town it is meeting in. You can then click on that event to get details. We hope this helps! You may want to contact the World Wide Knit in Public organization to let them know the issues you’ve had with finding events. Red Heart is providing information about this event since we think our fans will be interested, and we have nothing to do with the website itself.

      • Anonymous

        First you have to select navigate at top of page and select Americas to get list. Then scroll down to United States, then select your state. It took me awhile to figure it out.

  4. ilehlia

    Your directory for this event is pretty well useless. The events need to be organized by state/province, and need to contain the city/town name. Nobody has time to sort through hundreds of cute, witty names, opening every single one to find out if it’s nearby.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi, If you click on the name of your state/province (for people in the USA and Canada) you will see a list of events taking place in your area, and each one will have a more specific details on the town it is meeting in. You can then click on that event to get details. We hope this helps! You may want to contact the World Wide Knit in Public organization to let them know the issues you’ve had with finding events. Red Heart is providing information about this event since we think our fans will be interested, and we have nothing to do with the website itself.

  5. Polly Eunice

    thanks to you indeed there is a lot to learn

  6. Una Ratmeyer

    My husband is running a race in Redbank, NJ tomorrow. I always take my knitting to races while I wait for him to finish, so I’ll be knitting in public, but not with an organized group.

  7. sabine croley

    I knit/crochet in public ALL the time! It’s a great way to get work done, while waiting for my bus, the kids to get out of school, or on my break. I’ve been doing this for over 40 years!

  8. Donna Bradt

    I recently lost my husband and I thought this would be a cool way to meet people. However, there is no a one in West Palm Beach, Fl or anywhere close. :(

  9. Beady Godmother

    As it happens, today is a regularly scheduled knit group for me. I’ve been away so it’s my first one this year. I’m going to suggest planning an event for next year. I KIP all the time. Never leave home without a project. Knit on!

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