World Wide Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Have you ever heard about the World Wide Knit in Public Day? 215375_181813398533736_8151663_n

It is the largest knitter run event in the world and it began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. 

It was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes and takes place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year; making it a week long celebration of knitting and other fiber arts.

WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.

Each year the event increased in popularity being in 2005 about 25 local events around the world, 70 in 2006 and almost 200 in 2007.

Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States and Germany have been some of the countries which have held this event.

So if you find a group of people knitting just around the corner don't be shy, whip your knitting needles out and join the cause.