Show the World Your Stitches on Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

It’s time to show the world your stitches. Worldwide Knit in Public Day is June 13th! Do you have your portable project ready?

Knitting in public takes a bit of planning. You’ll want a project that’s not too bulky and is easy to carry around. If you’re planning to knit in public with friends, you’ll probably want a project that doesn’t require a lot of focus. (Chatting while knitting can result in some pretty funky mistakes!)

Review these 4 tips for knitting in public, then check out these portable patterns for inspiration on what you’ll stitch on Worldwide Knit in Public Day.

Wildflower Sailor Knot Necklace knitting pattern

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Wildflower Sailor Knot Necklace

If you’ve been dying to try out some of the new bulky fabric or jersey yarns, now’s your chance. This project uses the special Wildflower yarn, but you could also use a stretchier t-shirt yarn or even make your own yarn from scrap fabric.

Get the Wildflower Sailor Knot Necklace pattern here.

Bumble Bee Knits knitting pattern

Photo via Bluprint instructor Patty Lyons

Bumble Bee Mitts

This project is the perfect size for toting around, no matter where you choose to knit in public. The decorative ridge on them is simply a purl row, so no need to constantly refer to a pattern to figure out the stitches.

Get the Bumble Bee Mitts pattern here.

The Perfect Present Pillow knitting pattern

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The Perfect Present Pillow

Knitting pillows in public is ideal since the pattern is repetitive and requires no shaping. You might even want to nail down the first couple of rows at home so you get the hang of it. You may not even need to refer to the pattern at all once you start knitting in public.

Get The Perfect Present Pillow pattern here.

Rustic I Cord Bracelet knitting pattern

Photo via Bluprint member The Sitting Tree

Rustic I Cord Bracelet

This pattern is a knit-in-public dream come true. The I-cord is repetitive, meaning you don’t have to constantly glance at the pattern. (You may not even need to bring the pattern with you!) It’s also small and can be carried in your regular tote — no big bags to lug around.

Get the Rustic I Cord Bracelet pattern here. 

Mojave River Throw knitting pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Universal Yarn

Mojave River Throw

You probably looked at this giant blanket and thought, there’s no way I’m knitting that huge thing in public! But get this: The blocks are knitted separately, then seamed together. So you can work on the individual blocks in public, then seam the whole thing together at home. The blocks aren’t too bulky on their own, and if you’re knitting in a group the repeating pattern will allow you to chat while you’re knitting.

Get the Mojave River Throw pattern here.

Market Tote in Jute Cotton knitting pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Uma Padu

Market Tote in Jute Cotton

Don’t be intimidated by the lacy look of this tote. It’s actually a very simple 2-row lace that repeats, so you’ll memorize it easily. The other advantage to knitting this bag in public is that it’s lightweight and easy to carry around — especially if you use the suggested jute cotton fiber.

Get the Market Tote in Jute Cotton pattern here.

Farmers Market food knitting pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Yarnigans

Farmer’s Market

Sometimes knitting in public happens at the last minute and you don’t have time to give much thought to the project. Projects like this toy food are great for last-minute projects. Grab a handful of scrap yarn and matching needles as you run out the door and you’ll be prepared to make these fun toys. Remember that you can use any yarn weight; the thicker the yarn, the larger the food!

Get the Farmer’s Market pattern here.

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