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There’s nothing more “metal” than a heavy metal knitting competition! The 2022 Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship recently took place Joensuu, Finland. It’s one of those things that you have to see to believe! It’s pretty crazy, but hey, why not?

These contestants performed live and then stopped playing their instrument to start knitting. Amazing.

A Facebook post on the contest states, “In heavy metal knitting, needlework and music become united like never before. On the same stage … heavy metal music and knitting shaking hands. Knitting to the rhythm of heavy metal music can be compared to playing air guitar.”

Check out footage below! Find out more at heavymetalknitting.com.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!