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Vogue Knitting LIVE NYC 2018

Posted By TNNA Editor, Thursday, January 25, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Vogue Knitting LIVE NYC 2018

By Joy Macdonell

Vogue Knitting LIVE, brings together thousands of knitting enthusiasts for a weekend filled with fashion, fiber, and education. Everything knitters love about the magazine is experienced at a show. Vogue Knitting LIVE features master-level hand-knitting classes, a high-end shopping experience, knit-couture fashion shows, and interactive art installations that engage and inspire knitters of every level.

On January 12-14, 2018 knitters gathered at the 7th Vogue Knitting Live show at the New York Marriott Marquis right near Time Square. Knitters filled the hotel with 2 full floors dedicated to shopping, demonstrations, and fashion shows. Classes began on Friday, January 11th and ran throughout the weekend on a third floor.

This wintery, east-coast, fiber event is filled with fashion! A Special Event Stage is featured in the marketplace where leading yarn companies show their newest patterns down the center aisle runway to the “ohhs” and “ahhs” of the crowd. Full knitted samples can be found in almost every booth with opportunities to try on knitted garments and even get fitted!

Shopping in the marketplace is an experience like no other. Everywhere you look, there is something to see! Favorite YouTubers and Instagram fiber friends fill the aisles. Attendees wear new patterns in color combinations that inspire Ravelry ques! Everyone is quick to give compliments and Finished Objects (FO) are examined for construction tips and tricks. There were over 160 amazing booths at VKL 2018 along with the familiar yarn tasting stations, ball winding stations, and beginner stations.

Book signings and demonstrations are great places to gather and chat with fiber folks who fit into your tribe. Authors and Instructors are thrilled to meet everyone. Autographs, hugs, and cheer fill the marketplace with laughter and good spirits. The absolute must-have for your knitting library was completely revised and updated VOGUE KNITTING: THE ULTIMATE KNITTING BOOK by Vogue Knitting and released the opening day of the show!

Artist installations are found all over the hotel. Visitors are encouraged to meet the artists and interact and engage with fiber in a new and novel way. There are plenty of chairs and tables for relaxing, catching up on class homework, or gathering with a knitting group.

This year Kristy Glass of Kristy Glass Knits on, led a group of knitters to an impromptu subway storm to take-over a full car on the subway! Stephen Be joined the ride where they sang, laughed, knitted, and made new friends.

2018 fiber shows are off to a good start! This year should be a good one for those of us on a fiber journey. Indie dyers, designers, bloggers, and podcasters are taking center stage at fiber shows and engaging knitters in fun and exciting activities that make attending a show a real event!

More East Coast Shows to put on the calendar:

March 22-25, 2018 – Stitches United Connecticut Convention Center

April 6,7,8 2018 – Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival

May 5 & 6, 2018 – Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

May 31 – June 4, 2018 – Camp Stitches Destination Vermont

September 8 & 9, 2018 – Endless Mountains Fiber Festival

October 20 & 21, 2018 – 2018 New York Sheep & Wool Festival

Knitter’s Review has a comprehensive 2018 Knitting & Fiber Events resource on their website

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