The Sock Summit (because we’re all about making it big) made an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for The Most Number of People Knitting Simultaneously. This attempt was made Friday, the 7th of August 2009 at 12:15, in the Oregon Ballroom of the Convention Center.
Here is how we did it:
As the capacity of the ballroom is limited to 1600 knitters, we gave tickets away on Friday morning between 7:00 and 9:00 (until they were gone) in the registration area of the conference center. Every knitter was welcome.Knitters did not need to be registered for the Summit to take part, but nobody without a ticket was be able to be admitted to take part. The tickets were free, first-come, first-served. We asked that you only take a ticket if you could show up, since we didn’t want any empty seats. We began admitting people at 11:30am. (If you were taking a morning class that day, there was time for you to move from your classroom to the ballroom as long as you put a little hustle in it.) It turns out we all did. Put a hustle in it that is.
The Guinness World Record people advised us that the attempt must be made by knitters knitting for 15 minutes, using traditional needles which they define as two needles. This meant that every person participating had to be using two needles, and NOT CIRCULARS.
We received the official letter below in December 2009.
We did it. We did it. We! Did! It!