Worldwide Knit in Public Day held June 14

Jun 11, 2014
The Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild

For the past nine years, Knit in Public Week has been celebrated around the world the second week of June, kicked off by World Wide Knit in Public Day – which this year is June 14.

It is the largest knitter-run event in the world and began in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting can be a solitary activity, and this is a specific time to join with others who share a love of knitting and be a part of that community.

Each local event is put together by a volunteer or group of volunteers, and there are events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, South Africa, Sweden, the US and many others.

In Waynesville this year, June 14 is also the date of the Appalachian Lifestyle Fair on Main Street. The Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild will be hosting a tented booth for the day-long event – specifically to knit in public. Bring your knitting, a folding chair and join guild members and other community knitters for a bit of fellowship.

Don’t know how but want to learn? Pick up information on the next free Learn-To-Knit classes which will be forming in the Fall. The Guild will also have two communal scarves in progress at their booth that day. Stop by and knit a few rows on either scarf, adding your own touch to the effort and to the scarves, which will be given to two Waynesville school children this Fall.

For more information on the Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild or Knit In Public Day, contact the Guild directly at