Annual festival in Loch Ness is knit to be missed


Annual festival in Loch Ness is knit to be missed

It’s no surprise that with the vast and rugged terrain in Scotland, there are more sheep than people in Scotland. As a result, Scotland produces lots of wool which led to the development of many woolen mills across the country. Pringle and Johnston’s of Elgin are among some of the biggest producers of wool and cashmere and have given Scotland a good reputation for quality products.

Now in its fourth year, Loch Ness Knit Fest celebrates that storied tradition. Held from 17 to 20 October in Inverness, the four-day event has become a key calendar event for knitting enthusiasts across the world.

Attendees will be excited to explore over 20 workshops, with subjects including spinning on a spindle, knitting a Fair Isle bookmark and an introduction to Gansey knitting and button making.

The marketplace will have over 50 vendors selling a selection of yarns, knitting accessories and handmade products and crafts. Alongside the exhibitors and workshops, the event will be hosting knit and natter meetings, a Highland feast, a concert and ceilidh as well as sightseeing tours allowing guests to explore the local area.

With its extensive textile manufacturing history, Scotland is known for its materials reflective of landscape and heritage – something which has been incorporated in to the interior design of Caledonian Sleeper to give guests a true taste of Scotland.

So why not travel on board Caledonian Sleeper and see what the Loch Ness Knit Fest has to offer?