Knitter of the Year: VOTE FOR YOUR WINNER

5th November 2019


Knitter of the Year: VOTE FOR YOUR WINNER

It’s our annual celebration of everything we love about knitting in the UK and we want to know who you think deserves some recognition.

Knitter of the Year

What is Knitter of the Year?

We launched the Knitter of the Year competition four years ago because we think knitters deserve recognition for the amazing things they do for the craft. We want to celebrate individual knitters who have made a splash in 2019. Whether that’s raising money for charity or inspiring you with beautiful designs, we want to hear about it.

The Grand Prize

12 lucky knitters will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see behind the scenes of King Cole, one of Britain’s favourite knitting brands. From the warehouse packed to the rafters with yarn where they’ll think they’ve died and gone to heaven, to the showroom where they’ll get an exclusive first look at the new yarn and designs that will be launched in the coming season. The winners will also get the chance to meet the talented team whose hard work and passion bring King Cole yarn and patterns to life. If you know of someone who you think deserves this incredible treat, now is the time to nominate them!

Meet your shortlist

We asked you to nominate the people who have inspired you this year, and we were delighted to get some fantastic nominations! Usually this is a UK-only award, but there were so many fantastic overseas nominations that we couldn’t exclude them. If someone wins who can’t attend the day out at King Cole, we will ask them to invite a friend to go in their place.

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Designer of the Year

This category is all about celebrating the incredible designers whose work inspires us to pick up our needles. Read all about the nominees here!


Charity hero

Knitters are amazingly generous with their craft, and we are always blown away by the achievements of our readers and friends! If you or someone you know has done some brilliant charity work, we want to hear about it. Read all about the nominees here!

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Local superstar

This category celebrates out local knitting communities, from yarn shops and events to individuals making a difference in their area. Read all about the nominees here!

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Online innovator

As much as we adore the printed word (and we do – we’re magazine lovers after all!), we also enjoy using the internet to find inspiration. This category is open to bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and anyone else who spreads their love of knitting online. Read all about the nominees here!




One Comment
  1. Preeti

    Jane Reay's degions and colours are amazing!!!!

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