Home Creative Europe Norway: Yarn Crawl Anyone?

Norway: Yarn Crawl Anyone?

pic via Insta @oslostrikkefestival

Lockdown kicking anybody in the face yet? Well, get yourself some new creative hobbies, love! Doing creative things has always helped me to sail through tough times. How about knitting? I’ve never reached for the knitting needles yet. Saying that, I did used to knit with my nan as a kiddie, so maybe I’ve still got it. It has become a bit of a Hipster trend in recent years too, and I would have given it a go when I went to the Knitted Cafe in Krakow… but just didn’t have enough time!

Anyway, between looking for new creative bits ‘n’ bobs to do and noseying at what’s going down in Europe’s arts + culture scene, I discovered that knitting is big business in Norway, and I’m chuffin’ intrigued. Almost half of all women there knit, and it’s boomed all the more thanks to yarn stores popping up in the hippest areas, mixed with a growing social media community.

pic via Insta @oslostrikkefestival

Apparently almost every borough has a knit store in Norway, and just like a bar crawl, a yarn crawl is a thing there. People travel from yarn shop to yarn shop, just knitting and chatting. With regular knit nights popping up everywhere, its main cities also have knitting festivals. I could go for a mooch around Oslo Knitting Festival, couldn’t you?

Shopping local and buying ethical yarn has sustainable benefits too. Plus, if you invest the time into making your own clothes, you not only feel proud of your creations but you’ll also look after them better too. Maybe a knitting movement is part of the answer towards fighting fast fashion?

pic via Insta @oslostrikkefestival

Fancying visiting a knitting festival? Where would be on your bucketlist? Come for a chinwag in me comments, cock.





Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

Ljubljana’s Prison Themed Hostel

pic via Insta @hostelcelica Hostel Celica: Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia pic...

Concept Hostels: Stockholm’s Jumbo Jet

pic via Insta @jumbostay Jumbo Stay: Jumbovägen 4, 190 47 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden pic...

The Avocado Show, Amsterdam

pic via insta @theavocadoshow The Avocado Show: Willemsparkweg 152-H, 1071 HS Amsterdam. If the title...

Estonia: Diving At An Abandoned Prison

pic via Insta @rummu_adventurecenter It's only Feb and I'm already fancying a beach day. So, this is one...

New Music: It’s A Mahmood Kinda Day

pic via Insta @mahmood Well, it's one of those days when you just need to have a...


Samantha Robinson

Founder + Content Director

Queen of the Manci Mouths! Freelance Writer with a background in the arts and travel. Tries to speak other languages. Addicted to Eurovision.