Kent State University will host a 12 hour knit-a-thon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the university library, fourth floor, 1125 Risman Drive. The event is organized by Knitting for Those in Need, a student-community organization. Students, faculty, staff and the local community are welcome. The event is free and open to non-knitters and experienced knitters alike. Supplies will be provided, and a simple form of knitting will be taught during the event.