2022 dates for European yarn festivals

Colourful wool in Tallinn yarn shop

This blog post is the annual update to my calendar of European yarn festivals (excluding the UK {England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland}). Find out about yarn festivals in the UK by reading the following blog post: 2022 UK yarn & fibre festivals.

Event organisers hope more shows will occur than in 2021 and have planned a few new shows. However, the emergence of the Omicron variant reminds us that things may not go to plan – events may have to be postponed or to go online. I shall l do my best to keep this blog post up-to-date. If you plan to visit a show, please check with the organisers beforehand: you will find links to the websites below.

This year, I have been busy knitting my holiday ‘souvenirs’, remembering the places where I bought them and looking forwards to better times ahead.

February 2022

Handwerkbeurs Zwolle

10–13 February 2022
de IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 12, 8011 AB Zwolle, Netherlands

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Zwolle.

March 2022

L’aiguille en Fêtes

10–13 March 2022
Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France

Website: L’aiguille en Fêtes.

April 2022

Hohenloher Wollfest

23–24 April 2022
Schulstraße 13, 74572 Blaufelden, Germany

Website: Hohenloher Wollfest.

Leipziger Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse (Leipzig Wool Festival and Fabric Fair)

Postponed to April 2023
Leipzig, Germany

Website: Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse.

Le Fil de la Manche

2022 dates to be confirmed
Le château de Miromesnil, Tourville sur Arques, 76550, France

Website: Le Fil de la Manche.

May 2022

Handwerkbeurs Zwolle

12–15 May 2022
de IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 12, 8011 AB Zwolle, Netherlands

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Zwolle.

Gewollt Berlin

2022 dates to be confirmed
Tegeler Seeterrassen, Wilkestraße 1m 13507 Berlin

Website: Gewollt Berlin.

June 2022

Knit with Friends Knitting Festival (Festival de Tricot)

4–5 June 2022
Seminário de Vilar, 4050-621 Porto, Portugal

Website: Knit with Friends Knitting Festival.

Iceland Knit Fest

10–12 June 2022
Icelandic Textile Centre, Blönduós, Iceland

Website: Iceland Knit Fest

Midtnorsk Strikkefestival (Mid-Norway Culture and Knitting Festival)

10–12 June 2022
Orkanger, Trondheim, Norway

Website: Midtnorsk Culture- OG Strikkefestival

Woollinn, Dublin

Postponed to June 2023
The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 K063, Ireland

Website: Woollinn.

July 2022

Craft Camp (Estonian traditional craft workshops)

10–16 July 2022
Viljandi, Estonia

Website: Craft Camp.

August 2022


13–14 August 2022
Rheinterrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany

Website: Wollfestival.

September 2022

Norby Wooldays Fanø by Fanø Strikkefestival

15–18 September 2022
Nordby & Sønderho, Fano, Denmark

Website: Norby Wooldays Fanø.

Strik Bornholm (Knit Bornholm)

23–25 September 2022
Bornholm, Denmark

Website: Strik Bornholm.

Oslostrikkefestival (Oslo Knitting Festival)

2022 dates to be confirmed
Norsk Folkemuseum, Bygdøy and Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek, Oslo, Norway

Website: Oslostrikkefestival.

Bergen Strikkefestival (Bergen Knitting Festival)

Next festival 2023
Textile Industry Museum, Salhus, Bergen, Norway

Website: Bergen Strikkefestival

October 2022

Wiener Woll- und Stofffest (Viennese Wool and Fabric Festival)

1–2 October 2022
Modecenterstraße 22,  1030 Wien, Austria

Website: Wienner Woll- und Stofffest.

Nederlandse Breidagen (Dutch Knitting Festival)

14–15 October 2022
IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 4, 8011 BC  Zwolle, Netherlands

Website: Nederlandse Breidagen.

Journées Nationales de la Laine

28–30 October 2022
Felletin, 23500, France

Website: Journées Nationales de la Laine.

Swiss Yarn Festival

2022 dates to be announced
Seminar and Congress Centre Riverside, Spinnerei-Lettenstrasse, 8192 Xweidlen-Glattfelden, Switzerland

Website: Swiss Yarn Festival.

November 2022

Barcelona Knits

5–6 November 2022
World Trade Center, Barcelona, 08039, Spain

Website: Barcelona Knits.

Handwerkbeurs Gent

11–13 November 2022
Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter 1, BE-9051 Gent, België

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Gent.

December 2022

Knit, crochet and enjoy your textile crafts, and most of all have a well-earned rest!

What’s in your diary?

If you organise a yarn and fibre festival that is not listed, fill in my contact me form or leave details in the comments below. Please let me know about yarn and fibre festivals that are not listed by filling in the form on the Contact Me page or leaving details in the comments below.

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  1. Skopinski Sophie

    There is a nice yarn festival in October, in Felletin, France (near Aubusson)
    Les journées nationales de la laine, october, 26, 27 and 28th
    Many workshops
    official website: http://journeesdelalaine.wixsite.com/felletin

    1. Being Knitterly

      Hi Sophie, thank you for letting me know about this yarn festival. I’ve added it to my list along with the weblink.

  2. esther

    Hi! Don’t miss Barcelona Knits Festival 2nd edition It will be held the weekend of 16 and 17th November 2019 at the WTC Barcelona.
    Check out their website http://www.barcelonaknits.com
    Thank you!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Esther for letting me know about Barcelona Knits Festival. It looks great! I’ve only been to Barcelona once, but would love to go back!

  3. Barbara

    There is also a yarn festival in Vienna in November – 02.11.-03.11.!
    Wiener Woll- und Stofffest!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Barbara for letting me know about this festival. I’ve added it to my ever-growing list.

  4. Julie Koester

    Knit with Friends festival is in Porto Portugal 8-9th June .. lots of classes too

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Julie, I know that crochet is very popular in Portugal, but this is the only festival there on my list.

  5. Julie Koester

    Jyvaskyla Knitfest 4 -7th July is a fabulous show with classes
    held in the pretty town of Jyvaskyla Finland

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Julie, this is the only knitting festival in Finland on my list.

    1. Being Knitterly

      May be you should organise one!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you Merete! I’ve added those to my blog post.

  6. Hi –
    We have a great knitting festival in Stavanger, Norway. Next year is our 7th, and will be held on October 23rd-25th.
    Official websiite: http://www.stavangerstrikkefestival.no (English version coming.)
    IG: @stavangerstrikkefestival
    We have wiorkshops, lectures, marketplace and a lot of social events.

    1. Being Knitterly

      Anne-Grethe, thank you for letting me know about your festival. It sounds inspiring!

  7. Babaruda

    There is a festival in Poland, Torun in September called Drutozlot, organised by Hada (Hanna Maciejewska)

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thank you for letting me know about this festival!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Thankyou, Marled, I didn’t know about this one!

    1. Being Knitterly

      Cecilia, thankyou for letting me know about this festival.

  8. Marlene

    Hi there
    When us the Edinburgh Yarn festival in 2021?
    Warm regards
    Marlene Botha

    1. Being Knitterly

      Hi Marlene, I have not heard when the Edinburgh Yarn Festival will take place. On their website it says that the next EYF will be in 2021. It usually takes place in February, however, with the COVID restrictions, this seems unlikely.