The Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival is certainly not your mother’s knitting, and it is certainly anything but old. There is an immediate and measurable level of energy and youth to this festival that encourages hands-on learning as well as direct involvement. The passion and dedication of patrons and sponsors has allowed the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival to explode from a tiny event to a full three-day festival in a very short time. The self-proclaimed “fiber art” is exactly that, art. For anyone who appreciates the unique and stylish is sure to enjoy the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival
There are a nearly a hundred classes offered over this three day extravaganza, and they run the gambit from brand new to seasoned knitting veteran. For those visitors serious about honing their craft, this festival is renowned for bringing in big names to teach classes, making the time and money well spent. Visitors who are brand new to the craft of knitting and crocheting can take classes that teach introductory techniques.
At the Pittsburgh Knit and Crotchet Festival every day offers something fun and exciting. Evening events have included pajama parties, fashion shows and cheese and wine receptions. Over the weekend free yarn is provided for all knitters who wish to help contribute squares that are used to knit blankets for homeless shelters. A market runs in conjunction with the festival where visitors can purchase supplies or finished pieces.
Price is moderate for one day admission but a good deal for the whole weekend. Classes vary in price but can be expensive, so plan ahead!