live event on Planet Purl

Hi knitters,

I’m excited (and a little nervous) about being live on Planet Purl Tuesday July 24 at 8 pm USA East Coast time. That’s Wednesday July 25, 12 noon NZ time. If the time doesn’t suit, you can watch it  afterwards, on the website.

I’ll be talking from my home in NZ, about Knitting Everyday Finery and anything else I might be asked. I’d love it if some of you could join in the fun.

Maybe I’ll get my new sweater finished and wear it!  It’s inspired by Sarah Lund of the Danish series The Killing. Am I the last person in the world to know about Lund and her sweaters? David and I rented both series 1 & 2, (30 episodes total), and I managed to knit through them all, even with subtitles. It is riveting! I’m calling my new sweater Series 2: Sweater 1, because it’s inspired by this one

which yes, I know, is red fabulous, but I had some beautiful green tweed yarn which I’ve kept for a few years, waiting for the right project. The pattern on the yoke is, I believe, made with reverse St st, giving it an appropriate hint of scar tissue, but I’ve made my own cable pattern.

Sarah wears the red sweater but briefly, before reverting to her familiar body-skimming styles from the Faeroe Islands. Here she is in the sweaters, wearing her “don’t even think about messing with me” facial expressions and body language. I love a no-nonsense top-down raglan pullover.


You have to love Sarah: she lives in jeans, boots and a sweater, has a cute, age-appropriate boyfriend with great hair, and she can make a psychopath nervous without the use of a gun.

There is an American version of this series, and we watched it also, but I have to say, the costume designer just didn’t understand the charm of the hand knit.

See you soon!


4 Responses to “live event on Planet Purl”

  1. Peggy Says:

    I have been wanting to see this series, but last time I checked it’s still not available in the US–maddening. I hadn’t known that there are actually several sweaters; I’d only heard/seen of one (the 2nd one pictured in your post).

  2. Polly Says:

    An age appropriate boyfriend!! As refreshing to see on TV as these tough hand knits!!

  3. Beth Moriarty Says:

    Gon’t be nervous — I’ll be gentle, I promise. This series was re-made in the US with the same name, takes place in Seattle, and it was one of my favorite shows this season. And you’ll be glad to know that U.S. Sarah still lives in sweaters!

  4. Carolyn Says:

    First saw Sarah featured in Ab Fab which was shown again last week on NZ tv following the AF Olympic episode. Fun to be able to make the connection and now know why she appeared.

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