I have received a few letters this last week asking questions about the sweater with stars, Sarah Lund is wearing in the Danish TV-series Forbrydelsen/The Killing, which is now shown in the UK on BBC4.
This particular sweater is designed by Guðrun & Guðrun, and it’s based on the traditional Faroese sweater where the star, as in the other Nordic countries, is often used. Guðrun & Guðrun interpreted the traditional pattern and made it smart, super cool and up to date. When the TV-series was shown in Denmark, the traditional Faroese sweater was suddenly back in fashion, and we saw pictures of it everywhere. Danish supermodel Helena Christensen was also spotted in it.
If you want to knit your own traditional sweater, this is what you need:
Sirri yarn 3-ply undyed White and Dark Brown, approximately 400 grams. Needle size 8 mm.
Knit the sweater to fit very tight, since the Sirri wool will stretch when you wear it.
Here is a link to show The Star.
Article in The Guardian:
Sarah Lund’s Danish Jumper is the surprise star of BBC4’s The Killing.