Walk and Knit Relay



Presented by Wolseley Wool

What is it all about?

Teams of four knitters compete in a fun, fast-paced, walking and knitting relay event. 

How does it work?

Each team will have one knitting project to work on. The yarn ball is kept in a knitting project bag, hanging on the competitor’s wrist. The bag and knitting will be handed over from one team member to another at the end of each lap – just like in a real relay race. Each team member walks one lap around the market area, while knitting in stockinette stitch on circular needles.

Before the start, each team’s knitting project will be prepared, with stitches cast on and the first few rounds knit.

Points will be given to each team based on the number of stitches knit (higher number of stitches = more points) and the time to finish the course (faster time = more points), and points will be subtracted for errors (dropped stitches, etc). The team with the most points wins.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

No, you don’t.  Wolseley Wool will provide you with the supplies you need: yarn, circular needles and knitting project bags.  Wolseley Wool will also award prizes to the winning team members.

When and where does it take place?

The race will start promptly at 7 p.m on Friday, September 30.  The relay will happen indoors at Red River Exhibition Place.  Competitors will be asked to gather at 6:45 p.m.  Remember:  Doors open for the festival at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Is there a cost to register?

There is a cost of $8 per team.  You may pay (cash only) at the time of the relay.

How do I register?

You may register as a team or as an individual.  If you register as an individual, a team will be made up for you.  In the event there are not enough people to form a team, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Please email info@manitobafibrefestival.com with the first and last name of the four people on your team, and the name of your team.  If you do not have full team, simply email us with your first and last name and mention you would like to be placed on a team.  If you require additional information, please use the same email address shown above.