Do you knit or crochet? Join millions of knitters from around the world for the annual World Wide Knit In Public Day this Saturday June 18, 2106.
The movement to Knit In Public began in 2005 as a way to unite knitters within a community. Put your knitting in a project bag and go knit somewhere other than in your house. You might be surprised who you meet! Try the library, or the train, or maybe in the park if the weather allows. If you do a little searching on the web, you may find a local yarn shop is hosting an event. Visit the World Wide Knitting in Public Web Site to see if there’s an event scheduled near you and to find out more.
When I have an active project, I take my knitting with me while we’re out and about. I can always find an opportunity to get a few rows done.
If you start in the top right hand corner of the image, I’ll take you through some of my publicly knitted projects. You might have seen some of them on my Instagram.
I was watching my daughter’s lacrosse team play and knitting a pair of toe up socks with German short rows in the first photo. You’ll find the pattern for various sizes and helpful videos on Very Pink Knits.
While waiting for the train to Alicante, I worked on a pair of cabled boot toppers. They were fun to knit with a simple cable motif. The pattern is free on Ravelry.
On the bottom right I was enjoying a pot of tea in Heathrow while working on the Trillian shawl. It’s part of a collection which includes the famous Hitchhiker shawl designed by Martina Behm.
I used a soft and silky acrylic yarn to make the Harvest cardigan from Tin Can Knits Learn to Knit series. It took me a while to finish, but the body is almost all in stockinette stitch so it’s an easy knit.
Finally, my current project is in the bottom left. The Grrlfriend bag, another free project from Ravelry. I’m using a fine acrylic thread that looks almost like cord. It’s a popular type of yarn in Spain and I was skeptical at first, but it knits up nicely and is perfect for a variety of projects.
When I knit in public I usually have a project that’s relatively simple. I don’t want to have to undo my hard work if I get distracted! I work the complicated bits at home; the simple cables in the boot toppers are about as complex as I get.
Are you ready to knit in public? Grab your yarn and your needles and join us on Saturday! Post your photos to social media using the hashtags #KIP, #WWKIP #KnitInPublic and have fun!