Being a holiday celebrated by only us fibre fanatics, we thought we would share some interesting facts and some fun patterns to make your own today.
Did you know?
The longest knitted scarf measures 4,565.46 m (14,978 ft 6.16 in) long and was achieved by Helge Johansen in Oslo, Norway. It took Helge 30 years to knit the incredible length equal to 550 London double-decker buses or sufficient to stretch the entire length of Central Park, New York.
The longest crochet scarf is 197.10 m (646 ft 7 in), achieved by Margo Evans, in Haverfordwest, Dyfed, UK, on 15 October 2021. The scarf was donated to local yarnbombers so that it can be recycled and reused for other projects.
The longest scarf knitted by a team measures 54.29 km (33.74 miles). It was knitted by the volunteers, friends and supporters of Ty Hafan - The Children’s Hospice in Wales. Work started in May 2002 and the scarf was measured at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, UK on 23 June 2005.
The longest crocheted scarf by a team measures 29.17 km (95, 725 ft) and was achieved by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day (South Africa) at Mandela Capture Site, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on 29 July 2018.
The longest hand woven scarf by a team is 1,149.8 m (3,772 ft 3 in) and was created by GoGoCambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 1, 2018. The entire scarf was made of cotton as one piece. The design was a traditional Cambodian style called Krama.
Scarves as art?
The 360 Knitting clock was designed and made by artist Siren Elise Wilhelmsen in 2010. It knits twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with no rest. After exactly 365 days, the clock has knitted a scarf measuring two-meters in length and runs out of thread on it’s spool. This clock was created to make a physical representation of time, and when the spool is replaced each year it symbolizes the future that is not yet created.
And lastly, the strangest fact we found....
On October 19, 2013, David Babcock knitted a scarf that measured just over twelve feet in length (3.70m) while running the Kansas City Marathon. He completed the marathon in under six hours, on October 19, 2013.
And on to patterns...
This is a popular pattern from our social feeds this past week. You can find the pattern by clicking on the image below and purchasing the newest issue of Laine magazine. It uses Urth Harvest Fingering in the colourways Pomegranate, Orange, Cherry, Blueberry, Cosmic Purple Carrot, and Ecru.
Find our Urth Harvest Fingering here: https://www.artisanthropy.ca/products/urth-yarns-harvest-fingering
And because we can't leave you with just one pattern.... check out this list of other fun scarf patterns and links to the yarn needed for each. Click the image to view the patterns, to find the yarn you need for any of these visit the following links to our site for all the different Urth Worsted options:
UNEEK WORSTED CHEVRON SCARF
MONOKROM WORSTED CHEVRON SCARF
Urban Worsted Scarf
Sleigh Tracks Scarf
Uneek Tunisian Reversible Scarf
Can't wait to try a few of these ourselves, let us know which ones you plan on trying!
~Christina & The Artisantropy Team