Knitting in Public

Knitting in Public

Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, the largest knitter-run event in the world.


Knitting in Public scene

The day was celebrated with a public knitting event in our country town, hosted by Knit-Spin-Weave, our local yarn shop.  The atmosphere was friendly, relaxed and FUN!


Knitting in Public spinning

Some people brought spinning wheels and looms as well.


Knitting in Public rainbow crochet blanket

Some preferred crochet.


Knitting in Public watching weaving

My two girls (aged 7 and 9) came with me. I thought they’d be bored but they walked around and looked at what people were doing. We watched Bob weave a scarf.


Knitting in Public learning to weave

The girls said hello to a lady they knew, who showed them how to use a weaving loom (some looms from Knit-Spin-Weave were set up for anyone to try).


Knitting in Public knitters

Conveniently, the event was held at an outdoors cafe, so no-one had to go far for a coffee or lunch.  Even more conveniently, the knitting shop is next to the cafe!




Knitting in Public what people wore

An unexpected but inspiring part of the event was seeing the beautiful knitwear most people wore…the colours! the cables! the patterns!


Confession: I spent too much time chatting and didn’t actually do any knitting.  Maybe next year?






  1. Kay on June 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    What a fun day. I managed to knit a few rows. Good to catch up again.

    • lizhaywood on June 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      That’s a few more than me! Lovely to see you.

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