Video footage from the first-ever heavy metal knitting championship, which was held in Joensuu, Finland, can be seen below.
12 groups took part in the event, with finalists coming from Denmark, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S.
The winner of the competition was Japan’s GIGA BODY METAL. Second place went to CRAFTS WITH ELLEN from Denmark, while 9″ NEEDLES from the USA placed third.
Performances were rated by a jury according to their attitude, performing skills, how they captured their audience and by “Heavyknittinghood.”