We came. We saw. We knit.

Knit Picks Sparkles the Knitting Unicorn

Knit in Public Day 2018: Recap

This past Saturday we loaded up our cars with yarn, books, and a giant unicorn and headed out to Overlook Park in north Portland to host our annual Knit Pick-nic.

Despite the erratic weather (a little hail, rain, wind, & bright sunny cloud breaks anyone?), we managed to gather together at one of our beloved local venues to celebrate WWKIPD, otherwise known as Worldwide Knit in Public Day. We had the pleasure of hosting several hundred knitters and crocheters on this blustery day, replete with raffle prizes, scads of free yarn and books, and of course snacks!

Knit Picks 2018 Knit Pick-nic

Huge shout out to local designers Michelle Bernstein and Emily Kintigh for being a part of the festivities. It was so fun to see their amazing work up close and personal.

Naturally, there were a plethora of gorgeous hand-knits being worn. Check out this brilliant shawl one of our attendees was sporting!

KNit Picks 2018 Knit Pick-nic attendee

Another bee-yute-ee-full piece spotted was this short sleeved cowl-necked sweater this woman had made with 5 different colors of our City Tweed yarn* (swoon).

*Note: We’re not 100% sure if it was done in DK or HW weight.

Knit Picks 2018 Knit Pick-nic Sparkles the Knitting Unicorn

The highlight of the day? Watching all of our friends meet our unofficial mascot, Sparkles the Knitting Unicorn. Folks were snapping selfies and using the hashtag #weheartsparkles. Psst! Check out the photos on Instagram.

See y’all at the next Knit Pick-nic!


  1. Jane / June 13, 2018

    What about a Sparkles knitting bag?

  2. Sally Howard / June 12, 2018

    Waiting for Sparkles T-shirts to become available….