Kyneton knits for 2024

Marion Giddings and Annabelle MacDonald are getting excited for this years Fingers and Toes Festival (Damjan Janevski). 385809_04

Kyneton residents should gather their knitting material and warm up their fingers for the second year of the Fingers and Toes Festival, to be held in September.

The annual festival will once again run as part of the Daffodil Festival, and following the success from last year, seven more classes have been added to the line up.

Kyneton Handweavers and Spinners group member and festival co-organiser Annabelle MacDonald said the entries can be knitted or crocheted.

“There’s 31 classes people can enter… [and] we have prizes, and a small cash prize. You’ve got socks, slippers, gloves, leg warmers… etc.. and we have a couple of fun ones this year,” she said.

“[Including] Finger puppets, sock puppets, christmas stocking, anything to do with fingers and toes.”

Ms MacDonald said the festival will run from 10am to 4pm on September 7, at the Red Brick Hall, and entries close on August 6.

“You don’t have to have your items in until the end of August, but that’s why we like to get the info out now so people have the whole of winter to have a look at the competition list and decide.

“Last year was really great, it went gangbusters. We had 72 entries and a constant stream of people coming through, it’s a gold coin entry and children come free.”

For full and entry forms, email:

Zoe Moffatt