Guadalajara’s Museo de la Ciudad will be participating in World Wide Knit in Public Day for the first time on Saturday, June 13.
The museum is inviting groups to come and join like-minded others to knit for a cause or just for fun.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world and was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.
In 2005, there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006, there were 70, and in 2007 almost 200.
The numbers jumped to around 800 in 2009.
Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States and many other countries.
Until 2014 World Wide Knit in Public Day took place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year; making it a week long celebration of knitting and other fiber arts. In 2015 it will be celebrated on one day – June 13.
For general information on World Wide Knit in Public Day or how to start your own event, visit wwwkipday.com.
The website notes that “in the past some people have used this event to show the general public that ‘not only grannies knit’ and while that’s great and all, keep in mind that without those grannies we wouldn’t have the wealth of knitting knowledge that we do.”