Worldwide Knitting in Public DayWorldwide Knitting in Public Day is coming soon and will be celebrated here in New York’s Bryant Park on June 11th! I’ve never attended but thought it was a neat idea. Just show up to start knitting outdoors with fellow knitting fanatics. This year WWKIP is celebrated from June 11-19 depending on your area. All you have to do is bring yourself. Yarn and needles will be provided.

Hosted by: Knitty City
Location: Bryant Park
Time: 12noon-5pm
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011

I first found out about this event from Phyllis Howe who organizes the NY Yarn Crawl! I met her at the Loopy Mango Knit Night the other day. She’s been in the fiber industry for years and is of course a knitting fanatic!

Look for The Big Circle. The Big Circle, a community art/knitting project by Berger & Hilkens from Amsterdam, is coming for WWKIP Day, New York. 75 people can knit together at the same time around “The Big Circle”. “The Big Circle” started as a community art project, to connect people from an Amsterdam multi-cultural neighborhood called the Dapperbuurt. We want to continue that connection with the people of New York. Join us to make some stitches June 11 in Bryant Park. If you’d like to volunteer to help out with the event, please email with the subject line ‘Volunteer for The Big Circle at Bryant Park’. -From Knitty City

If you can’t make it on June 11th, Bryant Park will also have a summer-long program dedicated to Knitting called Bryant Park Knits! Every Tuesday from 1:30-3:00PM for June, July, and August in the Upper Terrace. So if you’re in the area or work in the area it could be a perfect alternative to your regular lunch. Stop by and take a free knitting class for lunch or bring your knitting project to the park. Again, Knitty City is providing free instruction to beginners including yarn and needles. Call 212-787-5896 to pre-register, or take a chance and drop by.

Bryant Park is between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Take the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park
Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

If you’re not in NY, you can also check out the WWKIP website for an event near you! It’s worldwide! Follow these links for more about The Big Circle, Knitty City, and WWKIP.