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.