The 67 Blankets “knit-wits” have helped break another World Record in honour of Mandela all by having the most people knitting at one time.


Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg – 67 Blankets have broken yet another World Record by having 737 people knitting simultaneously for 27 minutes. The previous World Record was held by the Singleton Crafters in Australia, they had 604 people.

Previously 67 Blankets created the largest knitted portrait and the world’s longest knitted scarf. 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!

They named the new record attempt “Mozart 4 Mandela”. They have submitted all the paperwork to the Guinness World Records head office in London and are waiting to hear back from them.

Carolyn Steyn, the founder of 67 Blankets spoke to News24 after the event was completed and said it was so successful it inspired more people to join.

“Not only did it serve as an incentive, encouraging our ‘KnitWits for Madiba’ to make lots of blankets with a clear and fun goal – it also brought attention to our movement and helped attract new membership,”

Stitch by stitch, the campaign has generated warmth and hope for thousands of needy South Africans and has become an annual record-breaking event that aims to keep the legacy of Madiba alive and well. 

Congrats on the new record 67 Blankets! If you would like to join the “knit-wits” you can do so here.

Sources: Facebook
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *