Day for knitting yarns

By Shepparton News

Knitters gathered in Shepparton on the weekend to celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day.

Shepparton wool business owner Darren Ellis organised the event to encourage people to come together and enjoy the company of other knitters.

Shepparton’s Merilyn Briggs had been knitting for more than 60 years.

‘‘My mum taught me when I was five years old and more than 60 years later, I’m still knitting,’’ she said.

Ms Briggs said she liked to knit baby garments and spent her time at the Knit in Public Day working on a piece of clothing for her fifth grandchild who was on the way.

‘‘I find that young mums of today will put a knitted jacket on a baby but they won’t put it on a school-aged kid,’’ she said.

Ms Briggs said she enjoyed taking part in the event and meeting other knitters who attended.

Mr Ellis said he ran various knitting groups through his Shepparton business.

He said the sessions were held throughout the week for men and women who would like to take part.

The sessions will be run at Ellis Bargain Yarns and More, at 4/302-306 Wyndham St, Shepparton.