At 1,600 pounds, stocking weighs in as world's largest

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 10:47 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Santa may need more reindeer to haul the gifts required to fill what's been designated as the world's largest Christmas stocking.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1SNVTRl) that the 1,600-pound, 7,700-square-foot stocking will be unveiled at Arnette Park in Fayetteville on Saturday.

It was crafted by knitters from all 50 states, four Canadian provinces and Ireland who donated 3-foot-by-3-foot swatches of knitted yarn.

Kimberly Patrick, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records, says the stocking was measured by a local land surveying company and qualifies as the largest.

The stocking was created with yarn from Caron United. The Washington, North Carolina-based company donated part of the proceeds from yarn sales to provide more than $100,000 for scholarships for the children of U.S. military members who have died.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com