Did you know every year, the second Saturday of June is known as World Wide Knit in Public Day? Well, if you didn’t know before, you do now! Tomorrow, June 18th, is officially deemed World Wide Knit in Public Day for 2016. This wonderful “holiday” began in 2005 and has quickly become the largest knitter run event in the world. Volunteer groups organize special events (known as KIPs) for knitters all across the world. Organizers come up with fresh ideas each year, including what the participants will do and where they will meet.
Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day!
In the past, some people have used this event as a way to show the public knitting is not a hobby only reserved for grandmas. Knit in Public Day helps show people that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some areas, there may be many different knitting groups that never interact with one another. However, on Knit in Public Day, they all come together to show the community their love of knitting.
Knitters share a unique bond and have the ability to relate to one another on a special level. In many places, you will see knitters gathered together outside, sitting in a circle, working on their current project while they converse with one another and share tips and tricks. Many groups take the day a step further and organize an entire week’s worth of events. Some KIPs even have a certain theme, such as knitting for hospitals, community art projects, and environmental concerns.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is a great way to show how much you love to knit. Plus, you’ll be able to meet others with similar interests and experience the fun that comes with being together in one place.
If you’re interested in hosting a KIP or finding a KIP in your area, be sure to check out the official website for World Wide Knit in Public Day.