Worldwide Knit in Public Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022.
This annual event began in 2005 by Danielle Landes, a Missouri knitter, who wanted to find a way for knitters to gather and be able to enjoy a more communal aspect of a solitary activity most enjoy in private. Landes believed that allowing knitters the opportunity to meet, share, and discuss their enjoyment of the craft would foster greater creativity, confidence, knowledge-sharing, and fiber friendships.
Shortened to WWKIPDay, the event is held on the second Saturday in June and has grown in the past 17 years to see more than 1000 events in nearly 60 countries.
WWKIPDay has also become more inclusive of all fiber arts, so crochet, weaving, embroidery, spinning, etc. are all welcome.
Some events take place outside in parks while others are held indoors at coffee shops or malls. Occasionally, WWKIPDay events are used to prove that "grannies aren't the only ones who knit," as well.
You can register as a volunteer to host your own event by going to the WWKIPDay website here.
And, just as we did last year and the year before, we'll be giving out fun prizes to those who participate and post photos of their yarn work in public on social media--provided they follow the shop on Facebook or Instagram AND use yarn purchased from Habetrot's Wheel AND tag the shop (#habetrotswheel1) AND use the hashtag #worldwideknitinpublicday2022, of course (otherwise, we won't see it)!
Of those who follow the above guidelines, one lucky winner will receive a FREE Yarn Snuggle set, and another will receive a voucher for a FREE stitch marker set of their choice from those we have in stock.
So, get ready for WWKIPDay and don't forget to post your projects.