About Knitters' Day Out
Knitters' Day Out is put together by a non-profit, volunteer-run committee. Our goal is to make high-quality knitting instruction affordable and accessible to keep knitting traditions alive and flourishing. We enlist nationally recognized knitting instructors and talented regional teachers for a weekend of instruction and friendship that celebrates both traditional and contemporary knitting techniques.

It all began in 1985 when the Penn State Extension Service offered a pilot program sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council. Participants received free instruction in teaching knitting. Thus, the seed for Knitters' Day Out was planted. The first KDO was held at the Mechanicsburg Middle School in cooperation with the Mechanicsburg Recreation Board and Penn State Extension Services.  In an effort to expand the event and offer sales of knitting products, the committee set off on their own, completely independent of any sponsors.

Over the years KDO has hosted many nationally known instructors, including Barbara Walker, Meg Swansen, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Candace Eisner Strick, Anna Zilboorg, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Ann Weaver, Tanis Gray, Anne McDonald, Bea Ellis, Sandy Terp, Ann Bourgeois, Cheryl Potter, Leslye Solomon, and Shirley MacNulty. However, our success is primarily due to the many talented regional teachers who provide a solid foundation of knitting instruction. 

The motto of KDO is "Knitting Friendships Together." We pay tribute to the fact that knitters are special people who are passionate about their craft while welcoming all to join them.

Committee Co-Chairs: 
     Mary Anketell & Jeri Robinson-Lawrence
Treasurer: Chris Blackford 
Secretary: Jan Reinhardt 
Door Prizes: Denise Fannon
Design: Jeri Robinson-Lawrence
Registrar: Linda Caton
Teacher Coordinators: 
     Elizabeth Durand & Rhonda Slinghoff
Vendor Coordinator: Irina Lawrence
Vendor Reps: Beth Lutz & Denise Fannon
Volunteer Coordinator: Cindy Wensel
Come join us in Summerdale, PA
Knitters' Day Out is held at Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. We utilize numerous campus buildings for our classes and marketplace. Be prepared to do a little bit of walking to your classrooms and the marketplace while enjoying the beautiful campus grounds.