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Sprout Supports Knit the Bridge!

So far Knit the Bridge has been an incredible experience with lots of occasions for learning new things… like: How do I teach a 4 year old to knit? (very carefully) How do I know if this yarn is acrylic? (burn it) What does insurance and indemnification have to do with a bridge installation? (everything) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fiber Flags – A Sister Project of KtB through FI2013

Fiberart International is quickly approaching! Don’t miss Knit the Bridge’s sister outreach program, Fiber Flags – another exciting way to celebrate fiber art and connect with Pittsburgh’s own internationally renowned fiber art exhibition. Read more: Will you make a flag for the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh Fiberart International 2013: Flag Chain? a.) Example of […]

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 […]

Clean Out Your Closets, Donate to Help Knit the Bridge

Even if you don’t knit or crochet there are many important ways to help the Knit the Bridge effort! Our current biggest need is black acrylic worsted weight yarn. We need yarn and other supplies.  Your donated yarn, needles, and hooks make Knit the Bridge accessible to anyone interested in participating.  We will collect your […]

Alternative Panel Sizes for the Busy or Beginners

We need over 570 panels to Knit this Bridge.  That’s a lot of knitting!  Thanks to the 173 folks who have signed up to make panels!  We’re 1/3rd of the way there. We’ve heard from some folks that a full panel (34″ x 72″) is just too much.  We’ve been thinking of how to make […]

KtB Happenings – Ways to Get Involved!

Folks…  Things are movin’ here at Knit the Bridge.  Fall is in the air and people are reaching for their knitting needles. We’ve got several great ways to connect to Knit the Bridge in the weeks ahead: Wednesday, October 10th – We are so energized by everyone who’s been joining us in this crazy project.  […]

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 […]