World's biggest sock in production

Published: 23rd September 2008

World's biggest sock in production
A group of knitting enthusiasts have got together to continue the production of the world's largest sock, it has emerged.

The group, based in Louisville, Kentucky, are creating a sock that they hope will beat the current record holder which was created by a sheep farmers association in Austria, measuring in at 16 feet long.

It was noted by the legwear lovers, based in the city's Mew Mew's Yarn Shop, that they planned to make this one twice the size of the central European entry - at over 30 feet.

Julie Daniel, who works on the project, said: "This is one of those things that has started in England, gone around the world.

"I think it's neat to be able to touch something that's taken on a whole life of its own."

Only a small sock was enough to create a stir last week, when council contractors painted over one tied to railings when hired to spruce up Blackpool's North Promenade.

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