It used to be that when characters where knitting onscreen, it was a sign of either their advanced maternal age or obligatory fulfillment of “women’s work”. That was then and this is now, though. True, yarn & sticks are sometimes placed in actors’ hands as a gag but I say, there’s no such thing as bad press…even for knitting! You see, every time needles go clickety-clack on TV or in movies, it’s another knitting awareness notch in the collective conscious belt. It’s what I like to call, progress via pop culture!
Here are a few shots from some of my favorite peaks into screen style stitching.
Gillian Jacobs as as “Britta” in NBC’s Community
Melora Walters as “Wanda” in HBO’s Big Love
John C. Reilly as “Gus” in the 1999 Film, Never Been Kissed
Jane Adams as “Tanya” in HBO’s Hung
Kristin Rudrud as “Jean” in the 1996 Film, Fargo
Comedian, Jim Gaffingan in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords
Most people can’t actually knit on primetime programming but we all can do it while watching it! Here are a few pattern links from the Caron archives paired with programming suggestion for the next time you’re ready to watch & swatch!
- “Shady” Beanie (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
- Cat & Mouse Throw (Re-Runs of Laverne & Shirley–specifically any with “Boo Boo Kitty” in them.)
- Turtle Cove blanket (Man vs. Wild)
- Summer Flowers Shawl (Weeds)
Happy screen-side stitching!
Don’t forget to check out Movie Mondays on my personal blog, for knitwear shots from your favorite flicks!