About club knitflix and the knitflix knitathon

Club Knitflix began as a weekly virtual knitting club during the Covid-19 pandemic as a means of staying connected. While practicing community and crafting, the co-organizers of the Knitathon also paid attention to the violence being inflicted on Black communities by the police, and talked about what they could do to support the Black Lives Matter movement and combat systemic racism. They decided to host a virtual Knitathon to raise money for four racial and social justice organizations: The Loveland Foundation, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, G.L.I.T.S., and Disabled But Not Really.


The Knitflix Knitathon, a virtual 12-hour marathon crafting fundraiser, took place on August 22nd from 10am- 10pm. The event was conducted over Zoom and also live streamed to YouTube, attracting an international group of participants who participated in programming throughout the event. Programming for the event included speakers, knitting lessons, a happy hour with live music, lively discussion on anti-racism within crafting communities, and presentations on the four charitable organizations. Together, the participants raised $20,175, which meant we were able to donate $5,043.75 to each of the four organizations. 


This Knitathon was an event organized by allies and was a space for community, education, and action. 



Donations for The Knitflix Knitathon have closed.


Together we raised $20,175!!

Check out our Givebutter page below for more information on our campaign.

Learn about the organizations

The Knitflix Knitathon will be raising funds for four separate organizations. Check them out below!

Stay Connected!

Instagram: @knitflixknitathon

Learn more about our

speakers, musicians, and teachers

The following people made the Knitflix Knitathon into the educational and enjoyable event that it was.


We are deeply grateful to each and every person on this list and we encourage you to check out their work!

Lily Homer

'Fiber Art as Metaphor'

Maressa Fernandez

'Moving Beyond Tokenization to Representation'

Arie Ruvinsky

'Top 10 Knit-Spin-Crochet Books'

'Spinning Mythology 101'


'How To Read A Pattern'

'Helix Knitting'

John Lander


Robert Denzel


Francis Aud


Nettie Rose

'Saxophone/Ukelele Extraordinaire'

John Noble Barrack



Check out our event poster below!

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Need knitting supplies?

Check out these Black-owned yarn stores!

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...Or check out this link to a more extensive list of Black dyers and Black-owned yarn shops from The Yarn Mission!

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