Sometimes a character appears on our screen with such an iconic sense of style it overshadows the programme itself. But I probably wouldn't have predicted the fisherman's knit to be one such iconic item! It hasn't quite surpassed the popularity of the show itself, but Sarah Lund's jumper in hit show The Killing has definitely been a massive talking point.
Steal Sarah's styleSo where can you get one? The sweater, available from Gudrun og Gudrun, is hand-knitted by Faroese women from 100% organic wool and the marking on the jumper is a traditional pattern used by fisherman's wives so they would recognise their husbands when returning from a long period at sea. The native wool used is known for its warmth, and the Faroese sheep it comes from live in the mountains all year round – eating unfertilized grass which means the highest quality wool.
The brand's ethosThe brand are all about 'slow clothing' not fast fashion. They want to 'make clothes that live up to the standards of conscious consumers that do care about each other, the environment, our common natural resources merged with the desire to be stylish…For all'. It's a nice concept, but this does, of course, come at a price - 280 euros for 'The Killing' featured knit in particular. I definitely appreciate G&G's responsible approach to their suppliers though, supporting communities and making sure each piece gets the time and care it deserves in its creation.
Have you been watching The Killing? I hear it's on now on BBC4. I think I'm going to have to catch up as I haven't even seen the first series yet.