Our program in 2022

Please note that events / lectures / workshops are all located in Blönduós, with workshops held either in various rooms in Kvennaskólinn, the TextileLab on Þverbraut 1, or the Community Center. The Knit Market at the Blönduós Sport Center - heart of Prjónagleði - will be open every day (see more info below). 

In addition, the Textile Museum in Blönduós will be open all weekend from 10:00 - 17:00. Permanent exhibitions & summer exhibition 2022, "Þráðlag" by Ragnheiður Björk Þórsdóttir. Admission fee: 1200 kr for KnitFest weekend pass holders.

 

Friday, June 10  

13:00 & 13.30 Ístex wool washery - guided tour

Where? Efstubraut 2 in Blönduós - no registration needed! Free of charge. 

14:00  Gallerí Hún - Exhibition

Exhibition opening with Reynir Katrínar in Húnabúð/Bæjarblómið, Norðurlandsveg 4 in Blönduós. 

16:00 - 19.00  Knit Market 

The heart of the Icelandic Knit Fest! No admission fee. 

  • Where? Blönduós Sports Center
  • 30 sales booths
  • Information and weekend pass sale
  • Exhibition: Knit Fest design and knit competition  
  • Work area: Wool processing 
  • Exhibition: Helga Thoroddsen 
  • Knit Café

20:00  Welcome & "Knit Stories from Copenhagen" - lecture

  • Where? Blönduós Community Center 
  • Strikfluencer Thelma Steimann talks about work, design and knitting life in Copenhagen 
  • Exhibition: works by Thelmu Steimann 
  • KnitPubquiz courtesy of Garnbúð Eddu and Vatnsnes Yarn
  • Knit Café
Admission for weekend pass holders only. We look forward to seeing you!

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

9:00 - 12:00  Knit workshops

When and where? We'll post all the details on June 8. Buy workshop tickets here. 

11:00 - 18.00  Knit Market 

  • Where? Blönduós Sports Center
  • 30 sales booths
  • Information and weekend pass sale
  • Exhibition: Knit Fest design and knit competition  
  • Work area: Wool processing 
  • Exhibition: Helga Thoroddsen 
  • Knit Café

12:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: Thelma Steimann 

Works by Thelma Steimann in the Blönduós Community Center (entrance area). 

12:30 - 13:30 ,,Umhverfis prjónaheiminn" - lecture 

Árný Björg Ósvaldsdóttir @viralknit - lecture in Icelandic, Community Center. Admission for weekend pass holders only. 

13:45 - 16:45  Knit Workshops

When and where? We'll post all the details on June 8. Buy workshop tickets here. 

14:00 - 15:30  Short lectures and presentations

In the Sports Center meeting room (Norðursal) - no admission fee. 

15.30 - 16:00  Design and Knit competition 2022: Presentation 

Introducing the contenders! Where? The Knit Market, Blönduós Sports Center. 

17:00 - 18:00  "Beautiful stitch patterns and how to make them work for you" - lecture 

Where? Blönduós Community Center. The lecture presented by Chantal Belisle is about using stitch patterns, and overview of different stitch patterns and what they lend themselves the best to, ie. Lace, brioche, tuck stitches, intarsia, fair isle etc. and how to work them into a garment. Admission for weekend pass holders only. 

19:00 - 24:00 KnitNight 

Where? Blönduós Community Center. The house opens at 19:00, snacks and open bar. Music and Linda Björk Ævarsdóttir will teach you a thing or two about Salsa dancing! 

Admission fee: 3.900 kr. Please buy your ticket on Facebook (Prjónagleði), via email: hafagaman15@gmail.com or phone: 6634789 (Kristín)

20:00 - 23:00 KnitPub 

Where? Eyvindarstofa, B&S Restaurant in Blönduós. Let's meet at the bar, clink glasses and knit! 

Sunday, June 12

9:00 - 12:00  Knit Workshops 

When and where? We'll post all the details on June 8. Buy workshop tickets here. 

9:15  KnitWalk to Blönduós Church

We'll meet in front of Kvennaskólinn on Árbraut 31 and walk to Blönduós Church, knitting! Church service starts at 10:00.

10:00 Knit Church Service

Where? Blönduós Church. Pastor: Edda Hlíf Hlífarsdóttir.  Everyone's welcome, feel free to knit! 

11:00 - 18.00 Knit Market

  • Where? Blönduós Sports Center
  • 30 sales booths
  • Information and weekend pass sale
  • Exhibition: Knit Fest design and knit competition  
  • Work area: Wool processing 
  • Exhibition: Helga Thoroddsen 
  • Knit Café

12:15-12:45 ,,Af hverju ættu allir að prjóna?" - lecture 

Where? Blönduós Community Center. Lecture in Icelandic with Helga Thoroddsen. Admission for weekend pass holders only. 

13:00 - 16:00  Knit Workshops

When and where? We'll post all the details on June 8. Buy workshop tickets here. 

13:30 - 15:00  Wool working in progress at the Knit Market 

Where? Blönduós Sports Center, wool processing corner!