Knitting competition - Ocean scarf

The sea has played a defining role in Iceland's history. The island is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and was settled by seafarers. Throughout the centuries, Icelanders have braved the wild waters to bring home fish, one of the most important sources of food and the foundation of Iceland's economy. Respect for the ocean is deeply ingrained in Icelandic culture and the responsible management of marine resources of great importance to the small nation.

Ocean scarf

It just so happens that Saturday, June 8th 2019 - day two of the Iceland Knit Fest -  is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate the ocean. So we thought having an ocean-themed knitting competition is in order! The object of choice: A scarf referencing the sea, in any way, shape or form you would like. There are some restrictions, however:

  • You need to make a fully finished scarf. Can be any size, for a child or grown-up!
  • Your design needs to be new and original. We are not accepting submissions using previously published designs.
  • The scarf needs to be knitted; edges and / or decorations can be crocheted. 
  • The knitting materials need to be Icelandic wool or yarn processed in Iceland. 

Please send us the fully finished scarf before May 10th, 2019. Mail to the Icelandic Textile Center,  Árbraut 31, 540 Blönduós, Iceland. Please also add a simple description / recipe including information on which technique is being used, materials and needle size. Include your name, address, phone number and email address in a closed envelope including also the name of your scarf (yes, everyone can name their artwork!) You are very welcome to submit more that one scarf. Please understand that while we will try and make sure to return all items to senders, we are not able to pay for return postage. 

All submitted scarves meeting the requirements will be displayed during the Iceland Knit Fest. The best three scarves will be awarded a price during the dinner party on Saturday evening, June 8th, 2019.  It would be great if all scarf-makers could be there! 

Prices are glorious gift baskets from Ístex including a woolen blanket, knitting set, Iceland yarn and patterns.