Welsh knitters aim to make lighthouse scarf

Welsh knitters aim to make lighthouse scarf

While knitting giant scarves may be a popular way of raising money for crafty groups, one community in Wales has taken this idea one step further.

Knitting fanatics at the Burry Port Crafty Moves group have launched a project to encourage more people in the town to get knitting, the Llanelli Star reports.

Shop owner, Linda Davies told the newspaper that local knitting groups which met at the store have been working together to create an enormous woollen scarf.

But rather than draping it like a banner, the town wants to wrap the scarf around Burry Port lighthouse, as part of the upcoming carnival celebrations in July.

The project, named Cwtch the Lighthouse, is uniting the members of Age Cymru Sir Gar Knit and Natter Group and youngsters from the kids' club, who are all knitting a series of multicoloured squares, which will later be joined together to help make the mammoth scarf.

Commenting on the work, Mrs Davies said: "We are going to wrap it around the lighthouse for a bit of fun. Hopefully on that day we can get lots of people back knitting, who possibly haven't knitted for years.

"I wouldn't like to think how many yards the scarf will be, but it will be very, very big."

She went on to say that during the carnival, which takes place on July 6th, they were hoping to encourage tourists and other residents to knit their own scarves to add to the scarf.

"We are going to take deck chairs on to the pier and ask all the public to join in. We haven’t done anything like this before, this will be our first project," Mrs Davies went on to say.

Once it is completed and displayed around the lighthouse, the scarf is to be raffled to raise money for Age Cymru Sir Gar.

Anyone keen to help with the project is advised to get in touch with the Crafty Moves group.

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