FYI: TTC Knitalong Sat July 20th

The following is the press release from the organizers of the TTC Knitalong ….

The Great TTC Knitalong
Bigger & Better in 2013!!

The Great TTC Knitalong is an annual Toronto event that brings together knitters and crocheters from the GTA and beyond! This year’s Knitalong (KAL) rolls out on Saturday July 20th, 2013 and runs from 11am to approximately 7pm.

Once again, enthusiastic groups of knitters will spend the day shopping across Toronto, making friends, and boldly knitting in public. Travelling from Parkdale to Scarborough, from North Toronto to downtown, all via TTC, the Knitalong teams create visibility for their craft and raise funds for a wonderful charity. Participants pay a small donation to join and in return they receive amazing discounts and generously donated loot from local shops and yarn distributors. Proceeds from the day go to Sistering,a multi-service centre for homeless, at-risk and socially isolated women in Toronto.

Since 2005 the TTC Knitalong has been fuelled by a committed group of knitters. Led again this year by Michelle Hotchin and Joyce Poon, the volunteers work together to organize routes, register participants, and acquire sponsors. On July 20, fourteen volunteer captains will lead up to seven teams across the city visiting more shops than ever before. RomniWools,Creative Yarns, EweKnit,The Knit Cafe,Lettuce Knit, The Purple Purl, Passionknit,Americo,Knit-o-matic, Mary Maxim, and Sew’N Knit’N Serge Outlethave all confirmed their participation. The day culminates with all team members meeting at a downtown pub for drinks, snacks, and an awards ceremony. Prizes are drawn and everyone enjoys swapping stories and showing off their day’s haul.

Last year’s Knitalong rallied 100 knitters and this year even more are expected to join. Come flash your sticks & string on transit, shop discounted yarns, and discover new stores, all while supporting a great cause!

The Great TTC Knitalong
Tickets: $15.00 Registration opens June 3, 2013
For full registration details visit

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