The Knitted Mile was commissioned as part of an exhibition titled Gestures of Resistance: Craft and The Politics of Slowness (curated by Shannon Stratton and Judith Leeman) that happened in conjunction with the College Art Association 2008 conference in Dallas, TX.
Ninety knitters from around North America contributed pieces of TKM. Photographs of each knitter working on their section were included as part of the piece when it was removed from the road and installed in the gallery, Grey Matter.
TKM also was exhibited at PS.122 as part of the exhibition Yarn Theory, curated by Martha Lewis.
Yarn for TKM was generously donated by Lion Brand Yarn.