Mile-long scarf knitted in Moray

Published: 22nd August 2012

Mile-long scarf knitted in Moray
Volunteers from around the UK have come together to knit a unique project.

Moray Reach Out, a charity that provides work experience for adults with learning difficulties, designed an initiative to create a mile-long woollen scarf.

Comprising of over 20 million stitches, it is to be draped through Elgin city centre this weekend to promote equal opportunities and a positive work ethic.

Speaking to STV, project manager Shirley Nicoll said that the group was amazed at the response from people who helped knit and crochet the scarves together, with volunteers aged from seven to 92.

"Groups and individuals joined in from far and wide - we had a blind lady from Aberdeen and knitting sent from people from Caithness to Somerset," she added.

However, while the scarf is undoubtedly impressive, the knitters have some way to go to beat a group of 2,000 in Ty Hafan Wales who hold the record for the longest knitted scarf at a staggering 33.74 miles.

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