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.

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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.

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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.