A total of 79,001 knitted flags were donated by knitters around the world to the Devon County Show in United Kingdom. They were used to create the longest knitted bunting line.
According to the Guinness World Record the bunting line has a total length of 8.9 miles, setting a new world record as the previous one only measured a total of 4.7 miles, or with 31,119 strung flags.
Deborah Custance Baker, the chief steward for crafts and gardens of Devon County Show, said the idea came up last 2019 and then asked for knitters around the world to help them out.
The flags were strung at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. They were planned to be displayed in August. But due to the ongoing pandemic, the organizers said the public are allowed to view the bunting line on designated evenings until September.
Bunting lines or line flags are visual tools that are usually displayed during festive occasions. The organizers said this effort was made in order to uplift the spirits of people.
When they see the display both online and in person, it might help lighten up their day. This is a big help as the current pandemic has reportedly brought fear and anxiety among the people.
The organizers passed the documentation to Guinness for official certification.