Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Merion


Knit in Public 2014!

We came, we saw, we knitted squares for Knit for Peace – we loved World Wide Knit in Public Day, did you?

Thank you to all the fantastic knitters who came to our Knit in Public event on Saturday 21st June at Flat Planet in Central London! We had a fantastic day knitting squares with our friends at Knit for Peace,  joined by Debbie Bliss and Helena, Katarina and Max from Milla Mia!

Worldwide Knit in Public 2014 - Loveknitting blogOur hosts, Flat Planet, made us very welcome, as we happily strung knitted bunting across the banisters downstairs, and drew all over the blackboard!    Between us we knitted about 50 squares, and swapped ideas – lots of sharing of techniques going on up and downstairs!  (who would have thought that knitting a square would produce SO many variations?

Debbie Bliss was on hand to discuss any knitting questions, and to offer her advice, and our Loveknitting knitters were delighted to meet her in person, albeit it rather star-struck!

knit11Helena, Katarina and Max from MillaMia arrived with some of their glorious MillaMia yarn (quickly transformed into squares!) and the conversation soon moved to colour and design, and their gorgeous new patterns.  When knitters get together and chat, excitement runs very high, especially when there are a few balls of MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino on the table!

The brilliant spelt flatbreads at Flat Planet kept us going, along with delicious cake and coffee.  Downstairs was beautifully cool, perfect for busy knitting and outside in the sunshine, our “learn to knit for free” banner enticed a good few curious passers-by who came in to learn to knit and contributed to the Knit for Peace effort!

Knit in Public 2014 - Loveknitting blog

Knit in Public 2014 - Loveknitting blog

Katarina and Helena from Milla Mia and friends

Knit for Peace kept us entertained with stories of their fantastic work and knitting holidays which were so inspirational for everyone;  they create groups in schools, universities, community groups and prisons, and teach people to knit everywhere they go.  Knitted clothing, blankets and toys are distributed anywhere in the world where there is need.   There are patterns on the Knit for Peace website, if you’d like to contribute, and donations are always welcome.   If you’d like to join a group, or even start one, contact Knit for Peace for more details.

Knit in Public 2014 - Loveknitting blog

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Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: July 14th, 2014.

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