Each year shearers, spinners, and knitters team up for the Back to Back Wool Challenge. The goal of the event is to shear a sheep, spin the wool, and knit a sweater in under 8 hours. KnitPro, the European division of Knitter's Pride, has sponsored Team Groenewoud for the last several years.
This year Team Groenewoud won first place by finishing their sweater in 5 hours, 1 minute, and 28 seconds! They improved their time by over 25 minutes compared to last year, and are just 10 minutes and 18 seconds away from beating the Guinness World Record (which stands at 4 hours, 51 minutes, and 18 seconds).
The team attributes part of their success to the quality needles from KnitPro (Knitter's Pride). All the team members used KnitPro needles and were thrilled by the smooth surface, perfect tip, and snag-free cords.
Congratulations, Team Groenewoud!