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World Wide Knit-in Public Day

By Staff | Jun 3, 2014

HUGHESVILLE – In 2005, a ‘World Wide Knit-in Public Day’ was initiated to occur the second Saturday in June. By 2009, 751 events were held in the United States and many other countries. As of May 19, 2014 six are planned for Pennsylvania including one at Hughesville. Originally dedicated to knitting, the day now celebrates all fiber arts including crochet and weaving.

This free event will take place on Saturday, June 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at the museum of the East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 S. Main Street, Hughesville. Anita Wagner who volunteers with the local 4-H group, will lead off the effort. She invites you to bring your current fiber arts project and any completed projects you would like to show off.

Demonstration times are 12:30 p.m. for knitting; 1 p.m. for weaving; 1:30 p.m. for arm knitting; and 2 p.m. for crocheting.

If you would like to learn to knit, bring size eight knitting needles and medium worsted weight yarn. Light colors work best for beginners. For arm knitting, bring two or three skeins of chunky yarn in coordinating colors.

Information regarding the formation of a local yarn guild, “The Fiber Fillies”, will be available. They will meet at the museum monthly on the second and fourth Saturdays. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Anita Wagner at 570-506-9902, or check out the ELHS Facebook page https;//www.facebook.com/EastLycomingHistoricalSociety.