World Wide Knit in Public Day coming to Campbell River

Knitters coming together to show 'not only grannies knit!'.

  • Jun. 17, 2016 7:00 a.m.

On Saturday June 18 join knitters all over the world for World Wide Knit in Public Day in front of Needle and Arts Centre on Shoppers Row from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Knitting as a hobby is shared by a far larger and more diverse group of people than many realize – a fact illustrated by the widespread popularity of World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Campbell River’s version of the event takes place on Saturday, June 18 between 11 and 2 p.m. at 990A Shoppers Row, in front of the Needle & Arts Centre, with activities and prizes.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was founded in 2005 by Danielle Landes, and has grown to encompass more than 1,000 cities around the globe, in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. It’s now the world’s largest knitter-run event, showing the public that “Not only grannies knit”.

This year, the Needle and Arts Centre is again pleased to host the Campbell River Knit in Public event on Shoppers Row. Everybody can participate, bringing a lawn chair down to the store on Saturday, June 18 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and take part in the fun.

Weather permitting, Inge Kettler hopes to form a line of crafters that stretches all along Shoppers Row. In case of not so good weather, all will gather in the Needle & Arts Centre.

Knitters and Crocheters may bring their own project or may participate in an effort to knit or crochet a number of face/dish clothes which will be donated to all the ladies at the Berwick Retirement Home as a special gift. Some patterns have been prepared and the store will provide the yarn.

The store is also providing coffee, tea, water and pop, and there are always some homemade cookies as well.

Non-knitters/crocheters and those interested in learning are welcome!

For more information visit the WWKiP website, or phone Inge Kettler at 250-287-8898.