Opening Ceremony with Clara Parkes*
Friday 12:45 PM in the Marketplace
Kick off your weekend with a keynote from Clara Parkes on the current state of the wool industry. 
 
*Included with your Marketplace Ticket
Diversity and Inclusion Panel & Town Hall Discussion
Saturday 6:00 PM
The panelists, some of whom will be members of our Diversity Advisory Council, will be announced at a later date.

Diversity Advisory Council Mission Statement: We are professionals in a creative industry that serves a creative audience. Creativity, at the core of what we do and the audience we service, flourishes best in an environment where diversity of thought and inclusion of all are priorities. For everyone to perform at their best, we need to recognize and address demographic, opportunity and social issues that can impede the creative process and create an environment where those priorities are apparent. The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) at Vogue Knitting magazine has as its mission to ensure that all—regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, religion, age, ability or access needs—feel welcome, supported and recognized by our publications and at our events. We recognize that this is not a quick fix, but rather a journey to lasting change.

For more information on the DAC visit: https://dacforum.sohopublishing.com
Cultivating Resilience: Fiber Production in a Changing Environment with Charis Bennett Walker
Saturday 12:15 PM
 
Join Charis Bennett Walker, a shepherd, farmer, and fiber enthusiast living in Appalachian Ohio. Her lecture will address the growing role climate instability plays in fiber production on a farm scale, how that may inpact the wool industry in the future, and what role fiber enthusiasts play in promoting sustainabity within the industry. She, her husband, and young daughter operate Tarheelbilly Farm, where she raises Tunis sheep, dairy goats, cattle, and too many chickens.
The Love Language of Making with Marceline Smith
Saturday 1:15 PM

This lecture will explore the power of the words and phrases we use in Maker journey.  Marcleine will talk through how she reframes this language to empower herself when she needs it, and bring ease when she needs that instead.
Beginner Lounge
All Weekend Long
 
Free learn to knit and crochet lessons available to complete newbies as well as those who want a refresher! Needles and hooks provided by Knitter’s Pride. 
#HatNotHate Collection
All Weekend Long
 
Join Lion Brand in their anti-bullying campaign. They encourage people to make, wear, donate, and post handmade blue hats, adding #HatNotHate when sharing on social platforms. Blue hats can be donated at the #HatNotHate drop-off box in the Marketplace all weekend long.
 
Lion Brand is looking to fit a wide range of sizes (to fit ages 5 to 18), so most hat sizes are appropriate (ranging from 14 inches to 20 inches in circumference). Close-fitting beanie style as well as slouchy style hats are welcome.
Citémômes
All Weekend Long

Citémômes, the artists who brought us the two Monet artworks created from knit squares, are at it again, and this time they need your help to achieve their goal of collecting 10,000 squares for Monet’s Water Lillies! Knit or crochet a square that is 2x2 inches (no stockinette stitch or ribbing, please) and drop off at Vogue Knitting LIVE! For additional information please visit their website here. 
Inside the Knitters Studio
Sunday
 
Join some of the biggest names in the knitting industry to hear about their process, what inspires their designs, and much more. 
Readers on the Runway
Saturday
 
Have you always dreamed of walking the runway in a project you’ve knit? Especially a garment from Vogue Knitting—don’t you just want to show it off? Now’s your chance! Click here for additional information and to submit your garment. You’ll strut your stuff and could win a big prize. 
Yoga For Knitters
 
Join Sipra, founder of Yoga-Well-Being, in a gentle, seated class that will release tension throughout your body, mind, and spirit. We will focus not only on your arms, shoulders, and neck, but give you an overall flex and energy flow that will leave you calm, relaxed, and energized. No mats required.
Book Nook
Saturday and Sunday 12:30 PM–2:00 PM

Get your favorite Sixth&Spring books signed by their authors in the Book Nook!
Panel Discussions
 
Join the knitterati for panel disucssions on the Special Events Stage. 
 
Saturday: Hooked on Crochet!
 
Sunday: Getting Inspired: How designers, dyers, and spinners find inspiration 
Cascade Knitterati Diagonal Afghan Knit Along
 
Are you ready for another Knitterati KAL? The Knitterati Diagonal Afghan KAL will be starting on Thursday, September 5, 2019. See squares from this afghan on display in the Marketplace as well as past blankets.
Good Measure Fitting Station
 
Deborah Newton’s book, Good Measure, gives you a master plan for making garments with a custom fit. But first you need your measurements! Stop by to get measured by the experts. You’ll leave with a card with all your important numbers so you’ll always have a perfect fit!
Indie Yarn Tasting
All Weekend Long
 
Try before you buy! Sample yarns from indie dyers in the Marketplace. A few rows are already knit for you to take a few stitches and see what you think then head to their booth and shop.
Ball-Winding Station
Sponsored by Knitters’ Pride
All Weekend Long

Can’t wait to start swatching? Come to our ball-winding station, where you can turn your skeins into knittable cakes yourself.
Knit Art Gallery
All Weekend Long

Experience our artists’ gallery and see the world of possibilities for the handmade.