Footballer helps attempt knitting world record

Footballer helps attempt knitting world record

Knitting may be viewed as a predominantly female endeavour, but when it comes to helping raise money for charity everyone is keen to get involved, regardless of their age or gender.

This is especially true when it comes to breaking records, allowing everyone to practice their crafts and unleash their competitive sides.

Football legend Dave Bowman is looking to eliminate stereotypes next month when he takes part in an enormous world record knitting attempt.

The 49-year-old will join over 3,000 fellow knitters at Dundee United's Tannadice Park on September 8th in order to attempt breaking the world record for simultaneous knitting.

Deadline News reports that Bowman has already been practicing in preparation for this most unusual competition.

Organisers are hoping that the Big Knit 2013 can smash the existing record of 3,038 people knitting at the same time, as well as putting Dundee on the map as a hub of knitting activity.

The event is all in the name of charity with all money raised to be donated to the local Alzheimer's charity, cause Bowman has already helped fundraise for with a recent charity football match.

He told the publication: "It's for a good cause that's why I am happy to be involved and I'm hoping it is a great success. There's some ex-players from Dundee United that are suffering from Alzheimer's so it's a cause that is close to my heart."

Bowman went on to say: "I've never knitted before so I need to get someone to teach me beforehand. It would be great to win the title… I've got a record for the most sendings off so at least if we break the record it can be for something good!"

The event has already gathered plenty of support around the country, with Lord Provost of Dundee, Bob Duncan practising his stitches in time.

Everyone attempting the record is required to bring their own knitting needles and yarn and to knit 30 rows with 30 stitches, which will then be sewn together to create blankets for homeless people around Scotland.

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