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Knit the Bridge
Yarn bomb SkyBridge Michigan with us!

Knit the Bridge

Yarn bomb SkyBridge Michigan with us!
Make A Yarnstorm on SkyBridge Michigan

Calling all creatives

We have dreams of psychedelically colorful hand-knit panels adorning the 1200' foot walkway of SkyBridge Michigan. Yarn enthusiasts from Maine to Wisconsin and places throughout Michigan signed up to create these masterpieces. We'll drape the bridge in their art this June! 

Fiber Freaks Unite

From first-time knitters to crochet masters, you all are making magic. Fiber-tastic panels representing the vibrant, playful colors of Michigan summers are going to hang end-to-end on SkyBridge Michigan. Grab those needles, and let's knit! 

Knit Deadline is May 1

Each artist who enters a handcrafted textile is invited to view the sky-high yarn display on Saturday, June 8 with an artist meet-and-greet that includes a mimosa brunch before walking SkyBridge Michigan for a "first look" at a fully yarn-bombed bridge. Artists that create half panels receive (1) complimentary SkyBridge Michigan ticket, full panel creators receive (2) SkyBridge Michigan tickets valid anytime during the summer season.

Not a Fan of Heights?

Take a stroll on the SkyBridge Loop to take in the breathtaking views and colorful bridge. 

Knit to Win

All registered artists are entered for a chance to win a two-night stay in Chalet Edelweiss with massages from The Spa at Boyne Mountain for two valued at $1,500. Winner drawn at random on June 8. 

The Knitty Fitty Details

  • yarn
    Size Matters. 67" wide x 44" high
  • bridge
    Yarn Display on SkyBridge Michigan
  • Champagne Icon
    Artist Meet-and-Greet
  • guitar
    Live Music from noon-4pm
  • Goal is to yarn bom SkyBridge Michigan with over 200 hand-crafted pieces. 
  • In honor of International Yarn Bombing Day on June 8, 2024
  • Be a part of SkyBridge Michigan history! 
  • Artist Meet-and-Greet and Mimosa Brunch at 10:30am on Saturday, June 8 
  • Artists stroll for the 'first' look at Knit the Bridge
  • Kick-off to Strings in the Sky series with live music from noon-4pm

        Event Details

        • To understand International Yarn Bombing Day, we first need to take a look at what yarn bombing is. It is sometimes referred to as guerrilla knitting or yarnstorming. No matter what you call it, it is simply the practice of knitted works of art being added to public places. For example, a yarn bomber may design some sort of colorful knitted pattern and wrap it around a bus stop. This practice aimed to try and take knitting from something viewed as merely for creating clothes and hats to something that could add meaning and color to urban locations.

          It’s not like standard graffiti where the point is to mark your territory. It’s also definitely not an act of vandalizing. It is about creating a sense of belonging and conveying meaning. International Yarn Bombing Day, therefore, is simply a celebration of this tradition, raising awareness of the art of crochet and knitting while having a lot of fun in the process.

        • We are thrilled to announce the kick-off to the Strings in Sky summer series with Knit the Bridge. Artfully curated pieces adorn SkyBridge Michigan for all to enjoy beginning Saturday, June 8. With the playful colors of a Michigan summer as our artists' muse, take in the vibrant display with the soothing sounds of stringed instruments playing along. Knit the Bridge display will be on SkyBridge Michigan for one to two weeks. 

          Saturday, June 8:

          • 10:30 am: Artist Meet-and-Greet at Eagle's Nest | Mimosa Brunch
          • 11am: SkyBridge Michigan Opens
          • noon - 4pm: Live Music | TBA| Strings in the Sky summer series 
          • noon - 8pm: Beverages and light fare | Disciples Overlook
        • Knit the Bridge is available to all who purchase a SkyBridge Michigan ticket. 

        Artist FAQ

        • Make summer in Michigan your muse. All the dreamy colors we see from sunrise to sunset over our Great Lakes, hard-working cities, and high above the Mackinaw Bridge. We want to feel like the playful colors of summer's beauty is beckoning us with every step across SkyBridge Michigan. 

           

        • The size of the knit or crocheted full-size panel is 67 inches (width) x 44 inches (high). Or choose to create a half-size panel that is 34 inches (width) x 44 inches (high). 

          Feeling feisty?! Make two. Hey, we'll take three! 

           

        • We appreciate your enthusiasm!! Our artist registration is FULL! Please drop off finished panels at Boyne Mountain Resort, any Boyne Country Sports location, or mail to the following address. 

          Address to:

          ATTN: Boyne Mountain Marketing

          1 Boyne Mountain Drive

          Boyne Falls, MI 49713

          Questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Care team at 231.549.7155 or email jillian.rockafellow@boynemountain.com. 

        • Stick to the theme!! Any politically charged or inappropriate messaging will not be displayed. 

           

        • We cannot guarantee that knit panels will be returned to the artist. We are thinking of a fun way to donate them! Blankets for the Salvation Army, mail them to the troops, or perhaps some local daycares in need of baby blankets. Got ideas? Send them our way! 

           

        • Each artist receives complimentary SkyBridge Michigan ticket(s) valid June 8 - September 2, 2024. Knit the Bridge is on display beginning June 8 for one to two weeks. We aren't sure how the panels will hold up in inclement weather, so we will determine plans based on how the display fares. 

        • YES! We are looking for professional or attempting-at-professional yarn bombers to give the resort a crochet-over. If you can dream it up, we'll likely support it! Email jillian.rockafellow@boynemountain.com with proposals.