June is slowly but surely creeping into sight, which means it’s nearly time for Worldwide Knit in Public Day!
What’s Worldwide Knit in Public Day, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like! The “Day” is actually a week-long event occurring between the second and third Saturdays in June as an opportunity for crafters worldwide to meet and knit alongside one another outside of their usual creative spaces. Local volunteers organize get-togethers called “kips” that provide a place for knitters to congregate as they share their expertise and latest projects with each other — as well as anyone else who happens to be passing by!
Events are always free and fun, and anyone of any skill level can be a volunteer host. You can find the kip that’s closest to you or simply start one of your own — just register your area on the WWKD website, get permission from a local cafe, shop or other visible space to hang out for the day, and knit away! The site even provides free fliers to help you get the word out to crafters in your area.
Knitters should bring their own yarn and needles, though you might want to bring extras of each in case you find yourself teaching a newly-interested crafter! You can find tons of project ideas and patterns for the big day in the Martha Pullen Store. There’s no better way to share a craft you love with others than showing them how it’s done, so be prepared to answer a question or two about your work from passerby!
Worldwide Knit in Public Day is a unique opportunity to meet your local knitting community while introducing newcomers to the craft. There’s still plenty of time to plan a kip if you haven’t already, so start exploring www.wwkipday.com — the stitches start flying June 9th!