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.
The 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!