Saturday, 23 October 2010

Worlds Largest Selbu Mitten

If you don´t know what to do one day you could always start knitting on a mitten that would hold several persons. Or maybe you need a new sleeping bag? The woman in the photo is Kristin Hoem. She´s the leader of Selbu Husflidslag.

Women in Selbu in Norway found out that they would knit the worlds largest Selbu mitten. And they did.

Check out the statistics:
The mitten is 247 cm long
It weighs 5.5 kg
It took 45 persons 3 years to knit it
The mitten were sent around to the knitters in Selbu by car
Every knitter had to knit 4 rounds to get in the project book
Started as a celebration of the Selbu mittens 150 anniversary in 2007

You can see the whole mitten here. Now the women are knitting another mitten - they always comes in pairs. I salute you - the world would be a better place if we could work together as you did!

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