Knitter of the Year 2018
Win a Day at West Yorkshire Spinners
We’re launching the fourth year of our fantastic Knitter of the Year competition!
What is it?
Three years ago we launched the Knitter of the Year competition on our hunt to find the nation’s greatest knitters. There is so much to knitting and we want to celebrate it all, from designing to charity knitting and everything in between! Entries are now open and we’re asking you to nominate your favourite for all four categories – simply complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Designer of the Year
This category is open to anyone who creates their own patterns. We’re always on the lookout for inspiring designers and want to hear about those you feel should be celebrated for their talent and creativity.
Knitters are amazingly generous with their craft, and we are always blown away by the amazing achievements of our readers! If you or someone you know has done some brilliant woolly charity work, we want to hear about it!
This category is open to bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and anyone else who spread their love of knitting online. If an online knitting enthusiast keeps you coming back for more, put them forward for this award, and don’t be shy – put yourself forward too!
This category celebrates local knitting shops and their communities. We want to find people doing brilliant things – whether that’s shop owners, teachers or event organisers. The people most deserving are often too busy to put themselves forward, so nominate someone you think deserves this.
The Grand Prize
Five winners from each category will get to visit the West Yorkshire Spinners headquarters on 14th March 2019. West Yorkshire Spinners is one of the few remaining hand-knitting brands in the UK that still develops and manufactures yarn in house. Winners will get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to see how the yarn spinning and production process takes place. You’ll also get to meet the team behind the fantastic range of WYS yarn. It’s a prize money just can’t buy!