Are You Ready to Knit in Public?

Eucalan is proud to sponsor Worldwide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP), an international event which began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. It has now become the largest knitter-run event in the world! Events are taking place around the globe June 8-16. Your local yarn store or knitting guild is a good place to start when looking for an event near you, if you are hosting an event in your town, be sure to share the details on the Knitty Blog and in the WWKIP Ravelry Group

Since the point of this event is to socialize with your fellow knitters (and let's not forget about the crocheters!), you'll want to be sure to take a project that doesn't require too much of your concentration. For most knitters, it's probably tough to have a conversation while wrestling with a complicated lace chart or trying a new-to-you technique for the first time! 

If you are surveying your WIPs (works in progress) and discovering that you don't have a portable project that is just right for social knitting, here are a few suggestions from some designer friends of Eucalan, plus a few of their designs to try out when you're back at home base! 

Marly Bird


Left: The Nightfall Scarf knits up quick in bulky-weight yarn; Right: The Huckelberry Hat is a great way to learn entrelac knitting in the round!


Kristin Omdahl


Left: The Fer Sure Crochet Legwarmers are a quick project to take on-the-go; Right: The Come to Me Lace Caftan uses an all-over crocheted lace pattern for a striking wardrobe-enhancer. 


Jennifer Hansen


Left: The Goddess top is knit seamlessly in the round in stockinette stitch; Right: The Rebel Lace Cardi incorporates the broomstick lace technique which Jennifer demonstrates in her Craftsy class.  



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