Friday fun: knitting on the silver screen
With the deluge of films and general film watching over the [now seemingly distant] festive period, I had inspiration for a knitwear in films post.
Here’s a lovely listicle of films that either feature some awesome woolly get-up or where the stars themselves pick up the needles and have a go:
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s:
Holly Golightly tries her hand at knitting in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Gromit in Wallace and Gromit’s A Close Shave:
We’ve all been there Gromit – knitting in bed is a privilege, not a chore. And we couldn’t talk Wallace and Gromit without a nod to the “Knit-o-matic”. Classic Wallace.
The Dude’s cardigan in The Big Lebowski:
Rocking that cardigan at the bowling alley. The dude abides and so does his choice of knitwear.
That hat in The Life Aquatic:
Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic on trend with this block-colour beanie.
And that other hat in Home Alone:
That hat: fair isle made even more awesome in Home Alone.
All the jumpers in Twin Peaks:
Twin Peaks is packed full of Lynch-esque style and there is covet-able knitwear in spades. This lovely jumper sported by Audrey is just one of many excellent examples.
Very necessary scarves in The Snowman:
This knitting ends up in the puddle at the end. Much sadness, but an excellent choice of knitwear for a chilly flight in deepest winter.
Classic striped scarf from Harry Potter:
If only all school uniforms featured such fetching knitwear.
Celemtine’s arm warmers from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:
It’s nice to have variety, and these arm warmers sported by Kate Winslet’s character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind give us our first knitwear in the “gloves” category.
And finally, Bridget and Darcy before Christmas jumpers were so cool:
An awkward knitting moment in anyone’s book – Bridget and Darcy looking delightfully festive.
Did I miss any out? I am sure there’s far more filmic knitwear out there just waiting to be discovered – let me know any you think of in the comments.