Each year, on a particular Saturday in June, knitters can be seen flocking to public spaces such as parks, coffee shops, yarn shops and libraries, with project bags in tow in recognition of World Wide Knit In Public Day. This year on June 18th, the special one day event will not only bring knitters outside their comfort zone, but also help to promote the social aspects of the craft and foster friendships throughout the community.
Originally created in 2005 by Danielle Landes, an avid knitter from St Peters, Missouri who was inspired by one simple idea, ‘to unite knitters across the world by establishing an annual celebration organized entirely by volunteer hosts.’ In the first year, there were approximately twenty five events held around the world. Since then, that number has crept up into the thousands with more than thirty-five countries now participating in World Wide Knit In Public Day.
If you are interested in hosting an event or would like to find one in your area, check the website for a complete list of locations here.