Jyvaskyla Summer Knit Fest

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Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival program

Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festivals is a festival organized by Yarn Shop Titityy since 2016. The festival brings knitters and craftsmen together from all over the world. In 2019, the Jyväskylä Summer Knitting Festival was awarded by the city of Jyväskylä with the Yleisötapahtumapalkinto roughly translated as Audience Event Award. 

The Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival is known for their wonderful atmosphere, delicious yarns and enlightening courses. The festival has gained a well-established place in the international knit scene. The festival is organised entirely by Titityy staff and volunteers. Since the most frequently asked question is when will be the next event, in 2022 we have smaller events throughout the year as well as the main event in July. 

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Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival main event Thu-Sun 7.-10.7.

PROGRAM

Thu 7.7.

10 am onwards, Knitting Olympics preliminary* > Get the form from Titityy, see specific info below.

4 pm Pre-party at Titityy;  Aleks Byrd and Sari Nordlund meet & greet

Fri 8.7.

10 am to 5 pm Yarn market

10 am onwards, Knitting Olympics preliminary* > Get the form from Titityy, see specific info below. Please return the form before 4 pm!

11 am to 5 pm Courses available in Titityy’s webshop. Courses are held at the Town Hall.

12 noon Knit parade

3 pm Lento sweater “fashion show”. If you’ve knitted a Lento sweater, you can show it off at the unofficial fashion show.

5 pm Knit night with meet & greet of the designers, interviews and quizzes. 

5 pm & 7 pm Jazz group Desho Desho

6 pm Knitting Olympics

Sat 9.7.

10 am to 5 pm Yarn market

11 am to 5 pm Courses available on Titityy’s webshop. Courses are held at the Town Hall.

1 pm Knit Love Unite shawl photo shoot in Toivola Old Courtyard. We gather in front of Titityy.

3 pm Villapesuohjelma Viimeinen shawl photo shoot in Toivola Old Courtyard. We gather in front of Titityy.

5 pm Knit night with meet & greet of the designers, interviews and quizzes. 

6 pm & 7.30 pm Live music: Neija Välilä Lasse Hirvi.


Sun 10.7.

11 am to 3 pm Knitting brunch at Toivolan Vanha Piha

KNITTING OLYMPICS

Friday, 8th of july it the first ever Knitting Olympics of Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival! Gather a team of four (4) and participate in the preliminary. (Get the form to fill from Titityy from Thuesday onwars!)

The actual Olympics take place on Friday 8.7. From 6 to 7 pm.

The list of the five qualified teams will be announced at the INFO and also the contact person of the team will get a message.

Meet and greet schedule

Thursday 7.7. Titityy
5 pm Sari Nordlund 
6 pm Aleks Byrd 

Friday 8.7. Toivola Old Courtyard (If bad weather Titityy)
5.30 pm Meiju K-P

Saturday 9.7. Toivola Old Courtyard (If bad weather Titityy)
1.30 pm Veera Välimäki 
5.30 pm Meet and greet with the designers that are still at the festival

Yarn shop Titityy opening hours during the festival:

Thu 10 am to 7 pm 
Fri 10 am to 7 pm 
Sat 10 am to 7 pm 
Sun 11 am to 4 pm