Scarf knitters of the world unite against anti-nuclear weapons

Herald Series: Long job: From front are Janey Carline, four-year-old grandson Joseph Hands, Lizzie Carline, Alice Hicks, Emerald Howe, Roly Carline, Ryan Howe, Francis Carline, Darryl Jones, Sorin Bardas, Stevo Williams, Alice Carline and Jude August Long job: From front are Janey Carline, four-year-old grandson Joseph Hands, Lizzie Carline, Alice Hicks, Emerald Howe, Roly Carline, Ryan Howe, Francis Carline, Darryl Jones, Sorin Bardas, Stevo Williams, Alice Carline and Jude August

THESE people might not look dangerous but they’re taking up arms against weapons.

A group of knitters from Wallingford have been taking part in a national campaign against nuclear weapons – by creating a seven-mile long pink scarf.

Once complete, the scarf will stretch between the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites at Aldermaston and at Burghfield.

Artist Janey Carline has been among those people from Wallingford who together have knitted around 100 yards of the scarf.

She said: “I am not really a keen knitter, I just started because of this project and I feel strongly about nuclear bombs.

“It was a great experience and people have been really enthusiastic about it.”

The portion of scarves will be sent to the Wool Against Weapons project and then put together in time for the full scarf to be unveiled in August.

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12:30pm Wed 7 May 14

fat Barry says...

Yep, that should do it.
Yep, that should do it. fat Barry
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1:02pm Wed 7 May 14

L. Adams says...

Surely the headline should be 'against nuclear weapons' as the double negative (against and anti-) suggests that they are 'for' nuclear weapons.
Surely the headline should be 'against nuclear weapons' as the double negative (against and anti-) suggests that they are 'for' nuclear weapons. L. Adams
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1:02pm Wed 7 May 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

If they are 'against anti-nuclear weapons', they must be in favour of atom bombs. Will this pink scarf be used as a catapult to launch them? You certainly get what you pay for on this free website!
If they are 'against anti-nuclear weapons', they must be in favour of atom bombs. Will this pink scarf be used as a catapult to launch them? You certainly get what you pay for on this free website! Milkbutnosugarplease
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4:21pm Wed 7 May 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

meanwhile China, Iran, India & Russia and other unstable states move to rearm themselves with nukes - yeah good idea lets have a knit!
meanwhile China, Iran, India & Russia and other unstable states move to rearm themselves with nukes - yeah good idea lets have a knit! yabbadabbadoo256
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