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Knitted King Alf

Help us fill Winchester with Knitted King Alfs!

Whether you’re a knitting enthusiast or a beginner, local or overseas, anyone can get involved and create a Knitted King Alf.

We'll hide your knitted creations around Winchester city centre at an event later on this year.*

The public will then be encouraged to explore the city to find a Knitted King Alf and take him away, so that the Knitted King Alfs can explore other parts of the UK, if not the world!

Think how far your Alf could go - and get knitting!

*Please note that this project was originally scheduled to culminate at this year's Hat Fair 2020 - the UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts. However due to the coronavirus outbreak this year's festival has been cancelled. The Knitted King Alf project will continue with the Knitted King Alfs being distributed around the city at an alternative event. 

How to get involved

  • Download the knitting pattern (or crochet pattern)
  • Grab your needles and start knitting.
  • Share your knitting journey on social media with #KnittedAlf
  • Send your Knitted King Alfs to: Knitted King Alf Project, Play to the Crowd, Theatre Royal Winchester, 21-23 Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB. *The theatre is currently closed so hold on to your Alfs until we re-open!

Pattern Downloads

Feel free to get creative with your wool colours.

We'd love to see technicoloured Alfs of all different shapes and sizes.


Share the journey

Follow and share Knitted King Alfs journey with #KnittedAlf

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