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World Wide Knit In Public Day!

What is World Wide Knit in Public Day?

It is an annual event that encourages knitters around the world to come together and knit in public. The goal is to promote the craft of knitting by building communities, and raising awareness about the artistry and enjoyment of knitting. Knitters of all skill levels gather in parks, coffee shops, libraries, and other public spaces to work on their knitting projects. Knitters and crocheters can meet fellow enthusiasts, share their love for the craft, exchange ideas and techniques, and showcase their creations. 

This year, World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 10th. Help us celebrate the joy of knitting and crocheting in our outdoor garden from 11am - 5pm. Grab a folding or portable chair, a beverage of your choice and your work in progress and join us as we relax, knit, and crochet with a beautiful view of the mountains. 
by UniqueCreazioni
If you are looking for a new project to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day, the Clapo-Ktus is a fun knit. A friend and I were just reminiscing on a couple of projects we knit years ago back when Ravelry was just starting, the Clapotis and Baktus Scarf. These were great one skein projects that used one or two at most skeins of hand-dyed yarns which were also new at the time. It is time to rediscover these patterns. Their simplicity makes them look fresh and timeless. (And anyone who has knit Kate Gilbert's Clapotis knows how fun it is to purposely drop stitches.)

Baktus is no longer available but we found Clapo-Ktus by UniqueCreazioni which is a combination of the two patterns and is becoming very popular and Ravelry. It is a great summer knitting pattern because it is light, easy to carry, and is repetitive once you get going. It is also a free pattern.

One yarn that I highly recommend for this pattern is Salta Fingering from Utah indie-dyer Maggie Fangmann's Yarnaceous Fibers. Salta Fingering is an 85% merino and 15% nylon blend. The colors this yarn comes in would make a beautiful Clapo-Ktus shawl. Other recommended yarns from other Utah indie-dyers are: Sock from The Backcountry Knitter; Dragon Sock from Dragon Hoard Yarn, and Biscotti Sock from Yarn Cafe Creations. Please come by to see these gorgeous yarns in person.

Shown below are two images of Kate Gilbert's 2004 Clapotis which was inspired by the scarves French women wear from September until the beginning of summer.  The pattern that comes from dropping selected stitches is very pretty.
Other summer knitting projects using yarn from our local indie-dyers are: the Fossil Frenzy Tee and Fossil Frenzy Tee Jr by Mary P. Hunt which were designed for Yarnaceous Salta Fingering; Navelli by Caitlin Hunter where you can combine indie-dyed yarn with the  solid colors of Merino from Knitting for Olive; Summer Sorrel by Wool & Pine which you can do in one color of indie-dyed yarn or as a fade using three colors, and finally Briley by Melinda Measor which is a great toe-up sock pattern for newer knitters.
Fossil Frenzy Tee by Mary P. Hunt.
Navelli by Caitlin Hunter.
Summer Sorrel by Wool & Pine.
Briley by Melinda Measor.
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