Indianapolis, IN, United States (AHN) – The most coveted, most sought after, hottest, and hardest to get souvenir heading in to the Feb. 5 Super Bowl is a hand-knitted scarf.
What makes the scarves so difficult to wrap hands around are that they are not actually for sale. The knit one, purl two blue and white hand knitted scarves come with the Super Bowl XLVI emblem sewn on. An attached postcard reveals the name of the volunteer who created the scarf.
Some 13,000 scarves were made, thanks to knitting clubs and grandmothers, for what football fans call the biggest sporting event of the year. However, the number knitted exceeded the number of volunteers (8,000 this year), so the additional scarves were presented to the players.
Some scarves made it to the “black” market and are selling upwards of several hundreds of dollars.
It is the hunt, not the cold, that has many racing to get the limited edition scarves. Temperatures leading up to Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants have been hovering in the 60s.