Knitters often find that the nature of the craft is a solitary one, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like getting together. Knit in Public Day is all about promoting awareness of knitting and connecting with fellow fiber enthusiasts. We decided to pull out all the stops for Knit in Public Day this year by celebrating the whole week! After putting our heads together, we’ve created a week-long celebration of knitting for our readers that you won’t want to miss.
From amazing daily giveaways to knitting tips and tutorials to interviews with designers, we’re doing our best to make Knit in Public Week a memorable celebration of our favorite craft. There will be something new for our readers every day, so be sure to check out this page for the latest post!
How We’re Celebrating Knit In Public Week
June 14: Meet the Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Congratulations to Shirley K., who suggested that everyone “use needle-tip guards or small rubber bands wound your needles to prevent your stitches from sliding off an unraveling.”
June 15: New Red Heart Knitting Pattern
Congratulations to Doris S., who said yarn type doesn’t matter to her. “I seem to be stuck knitting baby blankets.”
Congratulations to Meghan G., who said her favorite pieces to knit are “sweaters–I just started knitting in January and love seeing the improvement in my knitting with each sweater. Plus, I love wearing them!”
June 17: Knitting Infographs
Congratulations to Dawn, who said “I learned to knit 9 years ago when I was 37. I saw a program on PBS and I thought….I can do this, taped the program and taught myself from it. I bought needles and a skein of yarn and made a garter stitch scarf. I’ve been hooked ever since. My Mom was ecstatic as she has always crocheted and bought me a book for anything I may have missed. It’s cheaper than blood pressure medicine and the results are fantastic!!.”
June 18: I-Cord Edging Tutorial
Congratulations to Carmen N., who said her proudest knitting achievement was “making my first cardigan sweater.”
June 19: Knitting Tips from Our Readers
Congratulations to Christine, who said the most difficult thing when learning to knit was “figuring out gauge…I’m a really tight knitter, so I almost always have to go up at least one needle size from what a pattern calls for.”
June 20: A Chat with Blogger Gretchen Tracy
Congratulations to KittenWithAWhiplash who said “I knit alone. I’m a good, but not excellent, knitter. I make mistakes (Oh boy, do I make mistakes!) which sometimes require large amounts of frogging to correct, and sometimes are just too far gone to correct. I don’t mind going out in public wearing my imperfections, but I’ll be darned if I’ll create those flaws in front of an audience!”
June 21: Tips for Traveling with Knitting
Congratulations to Lise, who said “I knit all year. My preference is fall. It’s like everything starts over in the fall. School starts, sports starts and my knitting starts up again more intensely as I get ready for Christmas.”
Congratulations to Karen H.!