I Love Yarn Day - October
Sat, Oct 14, 2023

I Love Yarn Day

I Love Yarn Day is a brilliant opportunity to showcase your love for crafting! Every second Saturday of October, crafters from all over the world come together in celebration of this amazing craft. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or just starting out, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities!


I Love Yarn Day was first founded in 2011 by a craft yarn organization and a team of craft professionals. The purpose of this special day is to bring together everyone involved in the world of crafting – from ordinary people to sales representatives and retailers – to show the world the amazing products that can be made with yarn. It’s no wonder why the saying “beauty will save the world” is so popular! The organizers of I Love Yarn Day hope that as many people as possible will learn about the hobby and join the crafting community.

The very first traces of linen fibers and yarn have been found to date back to around 7000 years ago. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of yarn in America that dates back to 500 BC. Until 1300 AD, yarn was mainly spun on a spindle, with stories and fairy tales depicting women engaging in this form of needlework. The spinning wheel was invented in 1828 by American John Trope and is still used today.

Interesting facts

  • There are some types of needlework which are similar to knitting, but which were developed even earlier. For example, in Denmark, products were produced using a long needle.
  • Knitting was once thought of as an exclusively male occupation.
  • A knitting machine was created in 1589 by an English priest and knitting has since evolved into a pastime activity.
  • During times of war, women would knit warm clothing for soldiers at the front.
  • Scientists have proven that during the process of knitting, the heart rate decreases and blood pressure also drops.

How to take part

Whether you’re an experienced knitter or a complete beginner, now is the perfect time to learn or refresh your knowledge of this craft. Visit a craft exhibition to get inspired, or purchase an item to show your support for the craft community. You can also show your support by following emerging crafters on social media and leaving kind words or purchases.

When is I Love Yarn Day celebrated in 2023?

I Love Yarn Day is observed on the second Saturday in October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 14 2023
Saturday October 12 2024
Saturday October 11 2025
Saturday October 10 2026

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