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IBEW Local 5

How do we get 600 handmade panels, 600 railings, 116,688 square feet of hand knit, crochet, and woven materials, 3,000 linear feet of machine knit material, on to 900 yards of construction fencing and up, over, and around the bridge? *** With 19,000 cable ties of course! And who knows cable ties better than the […]

82% of Allegheny County!

Knit the Bridge is an ambitious project – in many ways. Not only will it be the largest yarnbomb in the United States, EVER… with thousands of participants, but it also aims to accurately represent the people of Southwestern Pennsylvania. One way that we’re measuring this participation is through mapping neighborhoods, townships and boroughs, Southwestern […]

Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival!

Knit and crochet are the basic building blocks of Knit the Bridge. Here at KtB we love knit and crochet because it’s accessible, it’s simple (at it’s most basic), the tools are affordable (think thrift store yarn and two pencils…), it’s social, and it’s addictive… And every year in the Pittsburgh area there’s a fabulous […]

Meet the KtB Team: LaVerne Kemp!

Knit the Bridge is happy to introduce LaVerne Kemp, our Community Organizer/Diversity Coordinator, a position funded by our Sprout Fund Seed Award. LaVerne will be focusing on getting the word out and following up with folk in many Pittsburgh communities with a specific focus on communities of color and senior communities.  Along with her infectious […]

KtB Artist in Residence at the Neighborhood Academy

Since this summer, Knit the Bridge has been on the move all around Pittsburgh and the region spreading the word and teaching folks the artsy way of knit and crochet. Last November and December Knit the Bridge lead artist, Amanda Gross was supported by the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the […]

Upcoming Not-to-Miss KtB Events

While we’re still waiting for the final word on permitting, dates, and insurance, join us for these fabulous upcoming Knit the Bridge events… Learn to knit and crochet, meet core KtB team members, and enjoy being a part of our crazy endeavor to make SW Pa #1 in yarn bombing! Community Leader’s Meeting Wednesday, January […]

Around the World and Back Again for the Bridge…

(okay. okay.  Around southwestern Pennsylvania and back again, but you get the picture.) Knit the Bridge has been on the road!  Since the new year has begun we’ve had a splendid and busy January visiting schools, libraries, coffee shops, printing studios, and living rooms.  Here’s a quick run down of where we’ve been and where […]

Represent! – Updated for the New Year

(for the latest in Represent, check out our Maps! page) Happy New Years from Knit the Bridge! Here’s an updated look at which Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Allegheny County townships, and South Western PA townships are currently participating to help us all Knit the Bridge. We recently welcomed Sharpsburg, the Hill, Bridgeville, Beltzhoover, Peters Township, and Brighton […]

Represent! (Updated)

(We’re pleased to welcome participants from Friendship, Homewood, Murrysville, Brookline, Allegheny Township and others!  View updated maps below for Knit the Bridge’s panel-making networks) So far enthusiasm for Knit the Bridge has been tremendous!  We are so excited by the response and the geographic diversity of folks who’ve signed up to make a panel, donate […]

Behind the Scenes – So Far So Good, Lots to Work Out

We met with the keepers of the bridge and they’re excited about Knit the Bridge!  Now it’s a matter of confirming which bridge and forming a contract.  We have to figure out the legal, insurance, and permitting side of things, as well as estimate our installation costs. In the meantime, just keep knitting… and stay […]