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Knit one purl one for Wales team
Archive picture showing three local women knitting in  Tristan da Cunha.
Knitters are being encouraged to help create a scarf to show support for the Wales rugby squad

The Jamie and Louise show on BBC Radio Wales is urging the nation to knit.

They hope to create a huge red scarf stretching around the Wales Millennium Stadium - about a kilometre in length.

Knitters are being encouraged to help create this woolly mammoth as a way of marking their support for the Wales rugby squad in the Six Nations championship.

Once complete it will be presented to the squad as part of the 'Backing the Boys' campaign on BBC Wales.

It has to be knitted with red wool and measure seven inches wide.
Louise Elliott

Presenter Louise Elliott, who was the brains behind the idea, said: "We wanted to do something different to show Warren Gatland and the Welsh squad that we are a hundred percent behind them."

"We want the scarf to make an impact, so fingers crossed the nation will also get involved and get knitting.

"It doesn't matter how long or short the knitted section our listeners send in is.

"The only stipulation is that it has to be knitted with red wool and measure seven inches wide.

"If we can get as many completed sections in before the first home game on February 13 that would be great.

"But it's something we can do throughout the championship so no need to panic as we can add to the scarf as we go along."

Completed sections of the scarf can be sent in to the Jamie and Louise show, BBC Cymru Wales, Broadcasting House, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YQ.

More details about the Backing the Boys campaign can be found at bbc.co.uk/radiowales

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