Estonia’s centenary is coming up in 2018, and knitter Valtrik Pihl is already hard at work on his gift to his nation: a giant knit flag that, when complete, should be the largest in the world.
The planned flag will measure 160 square meters (that’s 1,722 square feet) and is expected to take about 3,000 hours to knit and 26 miles of yarn (cost: about €4,000).
Pihl says each row of the giant blue, white and black flag takes an hour and a half, and he tries to knit three rows a day.
He says he’s knitting the flag not only to honor his country but to bust stereotypes about men and knitting and to confirm the belief that Estonians are hard working.
The flag will be displayed in the national museum when it is complete.
[Photo via Estonian World.]