Oslo Strikkefestival (Oslo Knitting Festival) is Norway's only community-driven, international fiber festival.
The goal of Oslo Strikkefestival is simple. We aim to promote fibre crafts the way we know them to be: modern, relevant, accessible and always surprising.
So we embrace knitters, crocheters, weavers and makers who do things differently, encourage new trends and ensure that entrance to our festival is open to everyone—from the needle-novice to the craft-connoisseur.
It all started in 2015 as a dream of uniting a small group of yarnaholics. In the first year we attracted close to 2000 fiber-heads in one day, in 2016 over 3000, and in 2017 6200 people from all over the world came together to nerd out hard about one of life's ultimate pleasures: yarn.
Who’s behind the festival?
Oslo Strikkefestival is organised by Tone and Katie, with a little help from our friends; the Rock and Roll librarians of Deichmanske Head Library, and the purveyors of historical crafty goodness — Norsk Folkemuseum (The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History).
Handicrafts and community are what get our hearts racing, and what make working on Oslo Strikkefestival our favourite thing to do.
Tone Sjåstad (the tall one)
With a background in graphic design, Tone has a weak spot for the handmade and mad skills with a spreadsheet.
Katie Zissou (the teeny one)
Event Manager and long-time knitaholic, Katie’s enthusiasm for crafts and logistics is—not unlike her stash—never-ending.