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Giant 400m scarf to keep submarine 'warm in winter' brings community together in knitting project

Giant scarf for HMS Alliance unveiled Credit: Royal Navy Submarine Museum

More than two hundred volunteers have knitted over a thousand squares to make a 400-metre long scarf for a submarine at a museum in Hampshire.

The community project involved knitters from the Women’s Institute, local churches, sheltered housing schemes and social knitting groups.

Scarf Knitters from Gosport WI & Priddy’s Purlers from l to r: Trixie Hayward, Margaret Draper, Valerie Ford, Enid Fletcher Credit: Royal Navy Submarine Museum

The giant scarf wrapped around HMS Alliance will be displayed for a few days, if the weather is good. In the New Year it will displayed in the Learning Centre at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport.

Knit one, pearl one for a new world record

Knitted bunting has arrived by the bag load from around the world Credit: Woman's Weekly

A woman's magazine will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest string of knitted bunting on Monday 8 July in Tunbridge Wells.

More than 900 readers from all over the world including have been knitting furiously to help the quest, creating more than 3.2km of bunting.

For it to be verified as a Guinness World Record, the bunting needs to be hung. The bunting will be hung at Tunbridge Wells based book publisher and distributor Search Press and can be viewed by the public between 2pm and 5pm.

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