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World Wide Knit in Public Day back this June

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World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day) was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company.

http://www.wwkipday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/header-b-w-arctic.jpgWWKiP Day is the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers in a local area. WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.

In 2005, there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006, there were about 70 local events, and in 2007, almost 200. In 2008, there were 800 events, and in 2009, 751 events.

Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States and so many more countries.

Until 2014 WWKiP Day took place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year; making it a week long celebration of knitting. Since 2015, the event has taken place on just one day. In 2016, that day will be Saturday June 18th.

If you are interested in hosting or attending a Knit in Public event, you can find out more on the website - www.wwkipday.com.

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