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
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.


Volunteers knit very very long scarf for submarine in Gosport

A group of volunteers have knitted a giant scarf for a World War Two era submarine in Gosport in Hampshire.