Knitters SOS! Volunteers needed for peace blanket world record

Volunteer knitters are desperately needed to finish a Guinness World Record attempt to make the biggest ever peace blanket in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Muslim Sisters is working with people from all different faiths at Lincoln Cathedral to make the 720 metres squared blanket.

All of the blankets are already finished after years of work but they need people to sew them all together to break the record, which is currently 712 metres squared.

If the peace blanket is not complete by tomorrow then they will not break the record, so volunteers are needed all day on Thursday, November 14.

Ghada Mohamed, from Lincoln Muslim Sisters, is behind the project and hopes that it will bring the community together.

They have been knitting the peace blanket together at Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

She told The Lincolnite: “Without more volunteers, we will not be able to complete the peace blanket in time.

“It’s been going on for years but for the past two months, we have been working night and day to get it to this point.”

They hope that the project will also break down barriers after a man questioned them for wearing headscarves in a cathedral.

When the blanket, which has peace written in 11 different languages, is complete then it will be sent to children’s wards at hospitals and to homeless charities.