The date for this year's WorldWide Knit in Public Day as by confirmed as Saturday 18 June 2016.
If you haven't heard of WWKIPDay before, it really is a worldwide event where people get their needles and hooks out at self-orgnaised events and the whole point is to enjoy your craft with other people. It was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. In 2005 there were 25 events, a decade on the total is closer to 1,000 per year and it really is a glodal event. The website even has a category for Arctic Circle events.
There are usually plenty of UK events big and small many organised by knitting groups. There are no hard and fast rules about celebrating Knitting in Public Day – you could just meet up with other knitters for a coffee and get your knitting out, or you might find somewhere public to offer drop in knitting lessons or hope for good weather and have a picnic.
There is a system for listing your events on the WWKIPDay website but we'd also like to hear from anyone organising a WWKIP activity in the UK so we can include you in our special preview at the beginning of June. Email details to [email protected]