Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The results are in!

We are so proud to announce the final results of the ‘Sheep to Sweater’ challenge and the fantastic effort by all who participated. This event represented a challenge to break the Guinness World Record for shearing a sheep, spinning and plying the yarn, and knitting a sweater to the International Wool Challenge pattern standards. 

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The team with the finished sweater

The record attempt took place on May 12th 2012 at Tuin Pension Groenewoud. The international team, sponsored by Fyberspates, was judged to be the fastest of 2012 and the team was declared winner of the 18th International Back to Back Wool Challenge. They also become holders of the Netherlands Record and the Mainland Europe Record. The challenge was completed in 6 hours 3 minutes and 28 seconds. The Guinness record was not broken and the current record is 4 hours, 51 minutes and 14 seconds.

Well done to the team for this amazing effort! You can watch the events unfold in a fab video from the event by clicking the link here.



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