Boston Knit Out & Crochet 2004

September 12, 2004 on the Boston Common

Friday, September 03, 2004

About Boston's Knit Out & Crochet 2004

The Boston Knit Out & Crochet 2004 is a FREE event where people interested in knitting, crochet, or spinning—whether they're just curious to find out about those crafts or are long-time crafters—can get together, get inspired, and learn.

People from Boston and all over New England come to the Boston event. The previous Boston Knit Out, in 2002, was attended by more than 1,000 people.

The Boston Knit Out & Crochet 2004 will take place Sunday, September 12, 2004, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Boston Common (rain or shine).

Going to the Knit Out is a chance to

  • learn more about knitting and crochet if you're new to the craft;
  • take a free lesson if you've never tried it—or if you used to knit and want to try again;
  • see yarns and completed projects that will inspire you;
  • learn a new technique or two; and
  • meet other knitters, crocheters, spinners, shop owners, and members of local craft guilds or community groups.
Activities will include:
  • exhibits by local yarn shops.
  • a preview of new fall yarns.
  • a fashion show.
  • show and share.
  • lessons in knitting and crochet for people new to the craft.
  • knitting and crochet lessons for kids.
  • technique demonstrations in knitting and crochet.
  • spinning demonstrations.
  • speed knitting and crochet contests.
  • musical performances by Wren Ross.
  • a drop-off point for charity knitting.
  • door prizes.
The Knit-Out idea was started by the Craft Yarn Council of America. Knit-Outs take place in September and October all around the U.S. This year there will be Knit Outs in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Ore.; Dallas; Philadelphia, and other cities. There’s more information about all the Knit-Outs is here.

This year's Boston Knit-Out was organized by members of local knitting groups and yarn shop owners, all of whom volunteered their time. The cost of putting on the Boston Knit-Out is covered via sponsorships from local yarn and craft companies. (See a list of sponsors.) The sale of Knit Out Tshirts and tote bags also supports the event.

Please note: There will be no yarn or knitting/crochet supplies for sale at the Knit-Out. This event is meant to be an opportunity to learn about fiber arts in a noncommercial setting. But you will be able to chat with local store owners and learn about what they offer.


At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A suggestion...It would be helpful to know from the webpage where the knit out will be located on the Boston Common. Will it be near the Park St Station?, down by the Charles St Garage?, near Boylston St? For those toting a bunch of stuff for a day trip, knowing the location might save a few steps. Thanks

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At 7:20 PM, Blogger Martha Spizziri said...

The Knit-Out will be at the gazebo, on the Tremont Street side of the Common. It's near the Visitor Center, about halfway between the Park Street and Boylston Street T stations.

Here is a map. We'll post this information more prominently on the site.


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