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 -  was World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate the ocean. So we decided an ocean-themed knitting competition is in order! The object of choice was a scarf referencing the sea, in any way, shape or form. Restrictions were as follows:

  • 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. 

The three winners were: 

1. place Dóra Lindal Hjartardóttir,  ,,Hafið” 
2. place Maja Siska, ,,Gárur” (middle)
3. place Ingibjörg Sveinsdóttir,  ,,Fegurð Hafsíns” (top picture)


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