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A municipality in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday unveiled what they and the Guinness World Book of Records are calling the “world’s largest sweater.” The garment was made in an attempt to draw attention to what Turkey sees to be a major problem: the wasting of energy in many modern communities. One business leader pointed to Canada as inspiration as we (apparently?) celebrate “National Sweater Day” on February 9th of each year, turning down our heaters in favour of a more traditional approach to staying warm: simply wearing more clothes.
Measuring 46 x 16 metres, the sweater took 90 people roughly 30 days to complete (which isn’t a waste of energy at all) and is made of over 500kg of threading, according to mayor Atilla Aydiner. It was later hung in front of the municipal building as a warning to all other sweaters out there that may have considered fleeing the country.
Now, if they’d only make one in X X X X X X X X X X X L!
Officials were asked about future plans for the sweater, including whether or not they would be knitting the world’s largest ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ in time for the holiday season, but did not reply before the time of publication.