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World Wide Knitting in Public Day on June 10

Make new friends, work on projects, and help launch the outdoor knitting season at Bryant Park.

This Saturday, June 10, is World Wide Knitting in Public Day, and Bryant Park invites knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to come to the park’s Upper Terrace to knit, socialize, and exchange ideas from 2:30pm-4:30pm. It will be our seventh year in a row hosting the event, and this annual launch to Bryant Park’s knitting season has become a park tradition.

Instructors from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, will be on hand to help out, and we also welcome the participation of organized groups. Last year, members of NYU Naughty Knitters,  Pints ‘N Purls, Big Apple Knitting Guild, NY Crochet Guild, Big Apple Knits, and Long Island Knitting Guild all participated. Participants will be helping keep someone warm next winter, because this event also serves as the kick-off to Bryant Park’s Found But Not Lost program.

Then on June 20, Bryant Park Knits opens its 2017 season. Conducted by instructors from Knitty City, BP Knits offers free lessons for knitters of all skill levels all summer long. Classes meet from 1:30pm–3pm on Tuesdays through August 29. Call 212-787-5896 to register, or take a chance and just drop by. Yarn and needles are provided.

Knitting focuses the mind and soothes the soul, providing a valuable skill with tangible benefits, so make it a point to learn this year. We wish to thank Pearl Chin, the owner and force behind Knitty City, and the others at Knitty City for their generous participation. 

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