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The Stitched Up Textile Festival's World's Longest Scarf Attempt
The final measurement of the World's Longest Scarf attempt (end 2008) was 32000 metres.
Contributors
Many individuals and groups from across Australia and the world participated in this attempt, knitting lengths of 1m

The Stitched Up Textile Festival's World's Longest Scarf Attempt

The World's Longest Scarf attempt was wrapped up in 2008, with the final measurement recorded at 32 kilometres, equalling the world record we set out to beat in 2003, and setting an Australian record.  The world record was captured by the people of Wales in 2005, with a whopping 53 kilometres knitted.

Click here to read a BBC report and see images of the Welsh effort.

Contributors

Many individuals and groups from across Australia and the world participated in this attempt, knitting lengths of 1m.

Click here to see a list of contributors.

After the Scarf...

Over 500 boxes of scarf, each holding two rolls of 30m each have now been redistributed as blankets to those who need them most, including several Australian charities and Victorian bushfire victims.  Many groups who knitted the original lengths generously donated more time to deconstruct the 30m rolls and assemble the resulting 1m lengths into beautiful, colourful blankets.

Scarf Co-ordinator Wendy Norman should be congratulated on her herculean effort on overseeing every aspect of the scarf's creation and now distribution, and thanks must also go to Wilson Fabrics for allowing the boxes of scarf to be stored at their Wangaratta distribution centre for so long.