Record breaking knitting attempt in Carlisle

Knitters will be attempting to break a world record Credit: ITV Border

A 'Knitathon' is taking place in Carlisle city centre as part of a world record attempt for the largest number of people knitting simultaneously.

The event is part of a national Knitathon, starting at 2pm, and is being organised by local arts group 'delicate stitches' as part of the 'Big Knitathon'.

They're asking everyone to knit 6inch squares and send them to The Big Issue Foundation so they can be made into a giant 'Big Knitathon' quilt.

Keen knitters can also make hats and scarves that to be sold to raise more money for the charity.

Helen Walsh, Artist and Creative Practitioner, said:

"Whether you're a newbie knitter, stitching star or a complete beginner we'd like you to come and join us to add your stitches to the biggest knitting event this year as we join The Big Issues Big Knitathon."