40 knitters use 10 miles of wool to make Easter jumpers for every bollard in town


A TEAM of fanatical knitters has made Easter-themed woolly covers for more than 20 traffic bollards in a small Scottish town.

Bunny rabbits, chicks, eggs and daffodils in pink, yellow and green wool now cover almost every bollard in Callender, Stirlingshire.

The 40 knitters spent eight weeks creating the Easter decorations from an estimated 100 balls of wool which would together stretch about 10 miles.

The volunteers completed the massive task simply to “cheer people up”.

One of the 22 posts features a nest of yellow chicks sitting on top and a green ivy design. Another photo shows a grey “rabbit” bollard with long floppy ears and pink nose.

Another cheerful design features a yellow hen holding a clutch of colourful eggs.

Julie Carmichael, one of the lead members on the project, said: “The bollard covers were made on a knitting loom and the designs were sewn on separately afterwards.

“In total there were around 40 people involved, all doing various amounts of work.”

She continued: “This is actually our third project. We started last summer by knitting Minion bollard covers and then we created Olaf covers for the winter festival.”

The new additions have proved popular with residents and visitors in the town who have been stopping to get photographs of them.

Commenting on social media, admirers commended the groups work.

Annie Warren said: “Lovely, lovely, and well done to you guys”

Sandra Murphy wrote: “Well done ladies, they look great.”

Maggie Richardson commented: “What a lovely idea, really brightens up the bollards. Well done to the people that made them.”

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