Knitting in Public

After a long hiatus, I’ve started knitting on the bus again. My Old Port sweater got a lot of concentrated stitching mileage before I grew weary of cabling and put it down indefinitely. I’m sure I’ll come back to it one of these days, but for now, I’m concentrating on smaller projects that don’t feel so much like work.

A project languishing in my knitting basket was a delicate Grapevine Lace Scarf from Azure Knits. I’m not a fan of wool-on-skin, so I picked up some heavenly soft balls of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in a very pretty shade of lavender. The pattern called for a worsted weight yarn, but I figured the lighter DK weight would make the scarf a little lacier and better for all-season wear.


With World Wide Knit in Public Day coming up this week – June 11 to 19 – I’m thinking of other projects I can keep on hand for social, public knitting. The Grapevine Scarf does test my limits when someone’s talking to me. The purl back rows are no problem, but the lace repeats can be a little challenging when you’re trying to carry on a conversation with a friendly co-knitter.

So here are a few projects I’ll be casting on to take with me to public knitivism events (or a working lunch with my knitting colleagues). Best part? I’ll be using up my crazy stash at the same time.

What are you knitting in public or on the go? Share your links in the comments section!