Tuesday, June 15, 2010

WWKIP day 2010

This is a view of the hill where Ravelers PurplePurlGirl and I (ChrisRKnits) plan to host the WorldWideKnitInPublic Event on June 20, 2010. From 2:30 to 5:00 we want as many knitters as possible to meet up for an afternoon of knitting in the park. We'll be trying to make a huge collaborative piece of knitted art by having everyone knit in the round on the same project.
You are invited to bring along 2 circular needles at least 24 inches long and some scrap yarn. Maybe we should call this the Knit-Round-About. You will want to have casted on enough stitches to fill up your circular needle's cable when the stitches are relaxed. Make yourself a marker with your name and home city or neighborhood on it to keep on your section of the knitted piece. This could be as simple as a scrap of paper with a safety pin attached.

How it is all joined together

At the end of your row of knitting on your first needle, you will drop your first needle and pick up your second needle. Then, take hold of the yarn from the person on your right (sorry lefties - oh wait - you can just turn around and face the other direction and take the yarn from the knitter on your left (at this point I feel brilliant)) and knit across your needle one stitches with your neighbor's yarn and your needle number two.