Knit the Bridge
Yarn bomb SkyBridge Michigan with us!

Knit the Bridge

Yarn bomb SkyBridge Michigan with us!
Yarnstorm on SkyBridge Michigan

Calling all Yarn Enthusiasts

We're kicking off the Strings in the Sky summer series with Knit the Bridge. Artfully curated knit and crochet panels 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. Knit the Bridge is on display on SkyBridge Michigan for one to two weeks, weather permitting. 

Event Timeline | Saturday, June 8

  • 10am: SkyBridge Michigan Opens
  • 10:30 am: Artist Meet-and-Greet | Mimosa Brunch | Matterhorn Room
    • Complimentary for Artists | $30 per person for guests
  • 11:30am: Artist Walk | Meet the crafters whose work adorns the bridge
  • noon - 4pm: Live Music | Jordan Hamilton | Strings in the Sky Summer Series 
  • noon - 8pm: Beverages and light fare | Disciples Overlook

Not a Fan of Heights?

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

Strings in the Sky Music Series

SkyBridge Michigan welcomes electric cellist and vocalist Jordan Hamilton to Knit the Bridge. His sound is a mix of mastery and maverick musicality drawing hip-hop influences and layering it in with robust melodies of folk-soul. Expect to bounce (not on SkyBridge Michigan) and groove all afternoon. 

The Knitty Fitty Details

  • yarn
    200+ Knit and Crochet Panels
  • bridge
    Yarn Display on SkyBridge Michigan
  • Champagne Icon
    Artist Meet-and-Greet
  • guitar
    Live Music from noon-4pm
  • Goal is to yarn bomb 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

        Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

        Knit for a Cause 

        One dollar for every SkyBridge Michigan ticket sold during the Knit the Bridge display benefits the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

        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.

        • Knit Deadline is May 1

          For those still working, you have time! We understand that Rome wasn't built in a day; we'll happily accept your beautiful masterpieces beyond the deadline. For those that hit May 1, we salute you and appreciate your creativity and energy for this fun event!

          Fiber Freaks Unite

          From first-time knitters to crochet masters, you made magic. Fiber-tastic panels representing the vibrant, playful colors of Michigan summers are pouring into the resort. We are anxiously waiting to hang them end-to-end on SkyBridge Michigan. Check our social media pages for sneak peeks in the coming weeks! 


          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.

          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 at brunch on June 8. (You do not have to be present to win.)

        • 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 

        • 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 raise money using your beautiful creations for our partner, Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan! Perhaps an online silent auction or special in-store event at the Gold Mine. 


        • 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 with proposals.