Dubbo's World Wide Knit In Public Day draws together craft enthusiasts

A stitch in time: Amanda Moffitt, Anne Howey, Anne Byrne, Katie Palm, Bridget Palm, Gabby Byrne, Amy Smith, and Robyn Howard show World Wide Knit In Public Day event host Robyn Hicks (third left) their creativity. Photo: AMY MCINTYRE
A stitch in time: Amanda Moffitt, Anne Howey, Anne Byrne, Katie Palm, Bridget Palm, Gabby Byrne, Amy Smith, and Robyn Howard show World Wide Knit In Public Day event host Robyn Hicks (third left) their creativity. Photo: AMY MCINTYRE

Keen knitters and crocheters from Dubbo have taken the love of their hobby into the open air for World Wide Knit In Public Day.

They set up with their yarns, needles and hooks at the rotunda in Church Street on Saturday.

While it’s not always an outdoor pursuit, two women have told of seeing the craft as both creative outlet and a social opportunity.

Amy Smith began crocheting almost 12 months ago, after teaching herself to knit as a child.

“It’s always fun, it’s very social, getting together with everyone,” she said.

“I think it’s trending to be quite popular.

“I’m in a crochet group and there’s a lot of young people in the group as well.”

In the past year Ms Smith has met Robyn Howard, who has been knitting and crocheting since she was a child.

“It’s just creative and you get something beautiful at the end of it,” Ms Howard said.

“I have grandchildren, and I knit and crochet for them, and it’s just nice to be able to make things for them, that they love to wear.”