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.

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More than 200 knitters make scarf to keep submarine 'warm through winter'

The members of more than forty community groups have knitted a 400-metre long scarf for a submarine in Hampshire.

More than two hundred people took part in the project - they knitted 1,337 squares to make the finished piece for the vessel which is based at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport.

It is all part of a fun scheme to 'keep the submarine warm' during the winter - an initiative to bring the museum and the local community together.

“We are very grateful and totally amazed with results from our local knitters. Knitting has a long tradition in the Royal Navy, from the much loved woolly submarine jumpers to mending clothing while at sea. This community project has been a perfect way to develop interest in HMS Alliance”**

– Gareth Brettell, Education Manager at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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