Published on October 12th, 2016 | by Eric


Spread the love on I Love Yarn Day!

You’ve probably heard of the “pay it forward” campaign (think buy a cup of coffee for a stranger), but what about “stitch it forward?”


Stitch it forward is the slogan and idea behind I Love Yarn Day, which takes place this year on Saturday October 15th. The concept behind this day of stitching is that each knitter teaches one newbie how to knit, or a new skill to help make them better crafters.

If you have the time and can participate, you can share your experiences on social media by using the hashtags #StitchItForward and #iloveyarnday

To find out more, and other ways you can get involved, check out the official I Love Yarn Day website. Craft Yarn Council Executive Director Jenny Bessonette sums up the spirit of the day perfectly:

“This celebration is for everyone in the industry who experiences the feel-good facets of yarn – from individual yarn-crafters and yarn shops to designers, manufactures and more – to enjoy. All that’s required is a passion for yarn and a desire to have fun.”

So why not get stuck in, help someone learn a brand new skill and have a whole heap of fun in the meantime! Feel free to share your experiences with stitching it forward on the LoveKnitting community as well!

About the Author

is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn. Crochet is the best.

Last updated: August 2nd, 2017.

2 Responses to Spread the love on I Love Yarn Day!

  1. Anji says:

    What a great idea, I hadn’t heard of I love yarn day… will definitely be organising something next year for my knitting group 2 days is too short notice 🙁

  2. Liz Barningham says:

    I love the idea….I already knit for those I don’t know ( but this is a great plan… I have ideas for NEXT year and hope that I will find out sooner!

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