It’s January, and it’s been snowing for days – perfect knitting weather! I hope you’re all suitably rugged up in knitwear. I feel rather smug heading out in my hand-knit woollens to keep me warm!
I think it’s shaping up to be another great year for knitting events in the UK. Here’s my annual round-up of the big knitting/woolly events that are coming up, and in chronological order, so you can plan your year:
23-24 Feb Unravel Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
16 March Edinburgh Yarn Festival The Drill Hall, Edinburgh
27-28 April Wonderwool Wales Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales
28-29 June Woolfest Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre, near Cockermouth, Cumbria
27-28 July Fibre-East Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
7-8 Sept British Wool Weekend The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
28-29 Sept Yarndale Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, Yorkshire
10-13 Oct Knitting and Stitching Show Ally Pally, London
19-20 Oct Bakewell Wool Gathering Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell
28-29 Oct Fibre Flurry Birmingham (exact venue TBC)
31 Oct-3 Nov Knitting and Stitching Show RDS, Dublin
21-24 Nov Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate
I’m very pleased to see the ol’ favourites with some new events too.
Please leave a comment if you know of others that I’ve missed out, and let me know where you’re planning on heading!