Knit Lit

The Knit Lit group meets every Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30, in the Thornton Room. Knitters of all abilities are welcome. For more information please contact Carla Burke, who coordinates our Knit Lit program. You may reach her by calling 508-430-7562 ext. 5 or by email at

During the two hours that the group meets each week, members knit, discuss books, and socialize.

Throughout the year individuals knit their own items and occasionally work together on charitable projects. Some of the charities that have received knitted items from the group are:

  • The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
  • Cape Cod Hospital
  • A Baby Center
  • The Latham Center
  • The Italian Home for Children

Several times a year, members knit items for patrons enrolled in the library’s Books on Wheels program.

Once a year, the group embarks on a yarn crawl, visiting different yarn shops throughout Cape Cod. Each trip ends with a visit to a local ice-cream shop!

The annual Literary Challenge is one of the group’s favorite activities. With knitting as the theme, members are challenged to write a poem, limerick, haiku, or another type of literary form. Prizes are awarded and the winners enjoy boasting rights!

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Wednesday afternoons please join us. New members are always welcome!

Knit Lit Literary Challenge

See all past and current winners and honorary mentions here! Just click on the link for the year you are interested in.