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Knit Archaeology Competition

If you’ve ever wanted to knit a Stonehenge tea cosy, a medieval door stop, or show off your Viking style now is your chance to show us your imagination and creativity. To celebrate the CBA’s 23rd Festival of Archaeology, which runs from 13-28 July, we are giving knitting enthusiasts everywhere a chance to get involved in our ‘Knit Archaeology’ competition supported by the Council for British Archaeology and Ramshambles shop based in York.  

Enter for the fun of it and to win a year's membership to the Council for British Archaeology or Young Archaeologists Club, £25 knit pack from Ramshambles and a copy of our latest great read on Star Carr: Life After the Ice Age.  

To enter (for over 18s)

  1. Take a pic of your knit
  2. Follow Festival of Archaeology on Pinterest at
  3. Send the email address you use for Pinterest to and request to be added to the "Archaeology-Fest-Knit" group board
  4. Pin your image to the "Archaeology-Fest-Knit" board with the hashtag "FestArchKnit" and a short caption to describe your entry

To enter (for under 18s)

  1. Take a pic of your knit
  2. Email your image at no more than 72 dpi to with a short description, your name, age and email details

That's it! Good luck!

  • Contest ends 28 July at midnight
  • One winner will be chosen in each category (over and under 18) by a panel of judges from the CBA, Ramshambles and a knitting enthusiast from the British Museum in August. For final decision making we may ask to see the original knit (we'll let you know if this is the case)
  • The winners will be informed via email
  • We will moderate the Pinterest board images during the contest

Ramshambles are a friendly knitting and crochet specialist in the heart of York. Pop in to see them for a great range of yarns and accessories. They also offer a variety of classes from beginner to advanced. Find out more at