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World Wide Knit in Public Day

Tomorrow, June 14, kicks off World Wide Knit in Public Day.

It’s actually World Wide Knit in Public Week, since events run through June 22. I think it was extended beyond a day to allow for easier scheduling.


I once knit in public at a spa between my massage and my facial.

One thing usually I hear people say when they hear about this event is “I knit in public all the time!”

That is awesome! Keep up the good work of showing the general public our crafts are alive and well!

But the idea behind WWKiP day is to get together en masse and share our love of fiber.

One person knitting in a park might not attract much notice. Ten, twenty, or thirty people knitting and crocheting in a group is going to draw attention!

The other question I hear is, “Are crocheters welcome?” I think the rule of thumb is that unless the event coordinator specifically says no (and I don’t know why they would!) crocheting and knitting are both fair game.

IMG_4496Knitting and crocheting in public are also great ways to meet people.

On Wednesday I was knitting in a park. A woman came by and told me that whenever she knits with double pointed needles her husband calls her Edward Scissorhand.

We shared a laugh and then went our separate ways.

IMG_1408Many local yarn stores host events for World Wide Knit in Public Day. There are 207 registered evens in the United States!

Some stores offer refreshments, others have sales, and some make projects for charity. But what they all have in common is an opportunity to meet with like minded people and a chance to work a few rows.

Check out the World Wide Knit in Public website to find an event near you. If your favorite local yarn store isn’t listed, you might want to call in case they didn’t get registered in time.

Where is your favorite place to knit or crochet in public?


  1. I will be going to a sponsored KIP event tomorrow. The yarn store here in town will have a group of knitters/crocheters at the Farmer’s Market in the morning. I plan to go. 🙂

  2. I knit in public all the time- my friend is a model railroad fan and we go to MANY train shows – he wanders and I knit. Met many people – even gave lessons to someone I saw regularly at these shows.

  3. I knit I dr office and every where I

  4. I, too, knit in public all the time. Once I was knitting on the beach at Stone Harbor, New Jersey. A man walked up to me to say that he loved to see people knitting in public. He said that he was a representative for a yarn company. I always wished that we had had a longer conversation, but he was on a power walk on the beach.

  5. How I wish I could be in the good old USA so I could take part but I live in a teeny tiny village BUT I continually knit in public and will do every day the coming week

  6. I* wasn’t aware of this day, I will add it to my calendar this year so it gets transfered to next years. I knit and crochet in public all the time as I hate to lose idle time spent waiting or being at functions that are enjoyable, but not mentally demanding.

  7. Looks like there’s already a lot of interest. When I clicked on the link to the World Wide Knit in Public website, I got the following message:

    “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.”

    🙂 Happy Knit in Public Week!

  8. How did I miss this I wanted to plan something for this year and it just got away from me. I’ll calendar it in for next year for sure

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