The 67 Blankets charity has done it again and broken yet another world record in 2018! This time they made 27km of scarves…
In April of this year, the non-profit, 67 Blankets created the world’s largest portrait blanket of Nelson Mandela and it was visible from space. The organisation went to the Zonderwater Maximum Correctional Centre in Cullinan on April 24, armed with more than 6000 blankets that had been lovingly knitted and sent from all over the world. It was there that this ambitious tribute to late President Nelson Mandela in his centenary year was constructed.
Now over this past weekend, they did yet another mindblowing feat by creating the worlds longest scarf… 27kms to be exact!
The scarf was unrolled and measured at Nelson Mandela’s capture site in the Midlands. It was then confirmed that the charity managed to secure a Guinness World Record for the longest scarf in the world. Yay South Africa!
Once the scarves are all sorted, they will be distributed to a network of charities and people in need. Well done to every single person that knitted or crocheted a scarf to help towards this event.
You can see a few of the photos taken on the day below or join 67 blankets on their Facebook Group here.
A few people tweeted their congratulations to the charity for securing this new record.
We did it! @67Blankets has broken the record for the longest scarf in the world! These scarves are already making their way to those in need throughout South Africa. #67Blankets #27KmScarf #GuinnessWorldRecord @capturesite pic.twitter.com/HfeM7yzVfm
— Timothy Moloi (@TimothyMoloi) July 29, 2018
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) July 29, 2018