Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival9:23 PM
The first (and hopefully not the last!) Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival was everything that I was hoping for: interesting classes, gorgeous yarn and an opportunity to meet other knitters. I started my festival with Ysolda's "Beyond the Raglan" class and ended with Jonna Hietala's "Knit Pictures with Stories" workshop. Between classes I managed to buy a bag full of lovely yarn, and also meet many other knitters.
Kässäkerho PomPom is a new yarn shop in Kuopio, and they had a lovely stand with yarn and supplies. Their own hand dyed BFL and donegal might have been the most photographed yarn at the festival (well, La Bien Aimee would be competing for that!), and I should have bought some. My issue with sock knitting is the only reason why I don't have any in my souvenir bag. The market place had several other options for buying yarn, both Finnish favourites, as well as La Bien Aimee from France and Snail Yarn from Italy.
|Knit graffiti at Toivolan vanha piha (the festival venue)|
There was a "Fitting room" for trying on knitwear. Many of them were samples from Titityy, but also from knitters wanting to share what they have knitted. I took a bag full of my own designs, and was very pleased to hear the response. Puuhis wasn't the only one taking a picture of my Briochangle shawl, so I'm hoping to see many more of them in the future!
Thank you Tiina, all the volunteers, market place sellers and designers and class organisers for a great festival!