A coat made from more than 8,000 knitted squares has set a new Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest jacket. The Coat of Many Colours was made by children and parishioners at St George’s Church and primary school in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
It measures 42'6" by 18'2" and weighs more than 165 kgs, the BBC reported. The church said that the coat will be taken apart to make blankets for sending to Africa.
The coat was made for a production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, performed by parishioners at the St George’s Festival this summer. Work on the 8,832 squares, which make it up, began last autumn as part of a community-knitting project. The coat beat the previous Guinness World Record set by a group in the Ukraine.