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Knitting And Crochet World Records

Us crafters like to push our creativity to the limit and sometimes there are those who love to go to new extremes and attempt a world record. Here's a few of our favourites...

Knitting And Crochet World Records

A bizarre one to start with:
Fastest time to knit a scarf and wrap it around an iguana in a prius! This strange record was set in Los Angeles, California on the 30th and 31st March 2011.

Longest finger knitting:
This measures an impressive 19,369.5m long, and was achieved by Ida Sofie Myking Veseth. What makes this even more incredible is that Ida has lost her sight.

Longest French knitting:
Can you believe this measures 16.36 miles? It was created by Edward Hannaford in Sittingbourne, UK, as verified on 12th April 2016. Mr Hannaford first developed his passion for French knitting in 1989.

Balancing act:
Suresh Gaur balanced a knitting needle on his thumb for 14 minutes, 16.92 seconds – we wonder how long he practised for!

Largest blanket:
The largest crochet blanket is 17,188.57m² and was created with 67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, the Department of Correctional Services and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. It was measured in Western Cape, South Africa, on 22nd April 2016.

Longest crochet chain:
The longest crochet chain measures an astonishing 80.78 miles and was made by Anne Vanier-Drüssel. It was presented and measured in France, on 14th October 2009. Where does she keep it all?!

Fastest crocheter:
In 2005, Lisa Gentry landed the world record as fastest crocheter when her number of stitches per minute was measured as 170 and she achieved 5,113 stitches in half an hour.

Longest knitted scarf:
The longest knitted scarf measures 4,565.46m long and was made by Helge Johansen from Norway, on 12th November 2013.

Longest scarf knitted whilst running a marathon:
David Babcock knitted a scarf that was 3.7m long (that’s a little over 12 foot!). David knitted it while running in the Kansas City Marathon. He ran in support of Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter.

Largest knitting needles:
These measure in at over 13ft long and have a diameter of 3.25 inches. In order to make the record official, Jeanette Huisinga from Illinois, had to knit a swatch that was ten stitches by ten rows.

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