British Knitters Craft a Christmas Tree

knit tree peterboroughA group of knitters in Peterborough, England, have spent the past 11 months knitting patches and decorations for a wooly Christmas tree that was unveiled last weekend at All Saints Church.

The tree is made up of 5 by 5 inch squares and measures five feet, six inches. The five crafters who produced the tree — members of the Crafty Crafters club — said no one counted how many green squares make up the tree but there must be more than 300. They also knit ornaments to hang from the tree and a knit angel to grace the top.

The tree will be on display in the church until January. What an amazing feat of knitting!

[Photo via the Peterborough Telegraph.]

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