Val Harris knitted fruit and veg

Saturday Snapshot: The Knitted Feast Competition

Check out the winners of the Knitted Feast Competition – and get inspired for the next round at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh. 

26th March 2016

The competition invites knitters of all abilities to take part in creating a delicious, life-size smorgasbord of different treats. From chicken legs to cupcakes, there's no limit on what you can create! 

The last competition was held at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in London. On the menu was a host of culinary delights such as fruit and veg, pizza, chocolate and even a tiered wedding cake. However, a spectacular basket of different vegetables scooped first prize at the show. 

The prize-winning masterpiece, which took over two months to make, was created by Val Harris, an experienced knitter from Staplehurst in Kent. Her magnificent basket contained no less than 27 different fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweetcorn and tomatoes. 

First place fruit and veg basket

Second place was presented to Anna West from Brentwood in Essex. Her tasty-looking entries were a plate of beautifully crocheted sushi and rather less healthy (but no less intricate) burger and fries. 

2nd prize place burger and friesSecond place sushi plate

In third place was Claire Chapman from Cottingham in Cambridgeshire for her colourful knitted crab, complete with salad and lemon wedges. 

Third place crab

The prize winners now get to enjoy some retail therapy courtesy of Black Sheep Wools, who presented them with £400 worth of vouchers as their prize. For Edinburgh's compettion, Black Sheep Wool have kindly donated more vouchers for first, second and third place. 

It's not too late for you to get involved as entries close on the 15th April. If you need a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, renowned crafter and author, Susie Johns, has shared four knitting patterns from her book 'Knitted fruit and vegetables.' The patterns can be downloaded from The Knitting and Stitching Show's website, but remember that entries must be kept to scale to ensure they look as realistic as possible. 

For more information on how you can enter The Knitted Feast click here

And to check out more competitions on offer, head over to the competitions section on The Yarn Loop.

Subscribe to Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting is the best-loved knitting magazine in the UK, packed full of creative knitting projects for all abilities. Subscribe today and receive 3 issues for £5 - saving 67% on the shop price!

Simply Knitting 139 cover