Friday, June 13, 2014


Saturday, June 14, 2014 is World Wide Knit in Public Day (better known as WWKIP Day for us acronym-loving knitters). It's a day knitters gather together to celebrate their love of knitting which fosters an opportunity to learn, share and teach their craft with others in the community.

Danielle Landes began WWKIP Day as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company with a mission of "Better Living Through Stitching Together". Local events are organized by a group of local volunteers in their community. The popularity of WWKIP Day continues to grow. It started with about 25 local events around the world in 2005 and this year there are over 500 local events with 34 countries participating: Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay. A truly world wide event.

Visit your LYS or the World Wide Knit in Public Day's Facebook page to find a group or get information about putting together a local event. Use the hashtag #wwkipday to find information and share images and information about knitting in public. 

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