FINISHED!

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Well, it took a while to finish, but Beryl proudly presented daughter Adele with the finished jumper for Christmas – here it is…

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Back Finished!

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Beryl has now completely finished the back of the jumper, so she’s moving on to the front. As it’s basically the same as the back apart from slightly different shaping, she says it will be easier now that she knows the Fair Isle pattern well. <<prev

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Show us your best Sarah Lund Impersonation!

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By way of celebrating the (>>ahem<< somewhat delayed) delivery of our latest batch of jumpers, we’re asking you all to send us a picture of your best Sarah Lund impersonation! – we appreciate you’ve probably had a good opportunity to practice your frowny stares over Christmas while waiting for  your jumper to arrive, so put […]

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Latest from Beryl

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She’s rocketing through the mid-section now. The straightforward stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) goes much quicker. She’s now up to the second fairisle row and reckons it’s much easier second time around. Here’s a top tip for you: Tip 3: It’s a good idea to enlarge the chart for the Fair Isle […]

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Knitting the pattern in

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Beryl’s top tip #2 : Tip 2: When you get to the Fair Isle pattern make sure that you don’t pull the wool too tightly as you carry it along the back as you’re working through the chart because this would cause it to pucker. << prev  next>>

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Follow Beryl’s Knit!

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Back in November, I got a contact email from Adele Carroll who wanted some advice regarding the pattern in Sarah Kennedy’s “Killing Handbook”. It turns out her mum was going to knit it for her. Adele didn’t need much persuasion when I suggested she ask her mum to send details of the job whilst it […]

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Making the Emma Kennedy knitting pattern with Organic Sirri wool

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Hi, I’ve had a couple of requests in from people who’ve bought “The Killing Handbook”, asking how much wool / what ply etc is required to knit the pattern given in the book. Flipping through my copy, I see that Kathy’s pattern uses a lighter weight (merino) wool knitted on smaller needles than I suggest – I’ve asked Kathy the question (I’m a jumper, not a knitter) – as soon as I hear anything, I’ll put it up here!

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I’m sorry, how much?

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Ann Eleonota Jørgensen who played Pernille Birk Larsen in series 1 of the Killing, looks perplexed at the sheer cost of a Gudrun & Gudrun jumperHere at SarahLundSweater.com, we’re not in the business of trying to sell you dodgy knock-offs of the Sarah Lund Sweater, but nor are we so dumb as to believe everybody has the best part of £300 to spend on a jumper. So what are your options if you don’t want to spend €280? Well, it seems to us you can either make one – after all it’s only knitting eh? How hard can that be?…

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What’s so special about it?

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Close up of Hand knitted Faroese pattern jumperWhilst “Forbrydelsen” is a Danish show, the jumper is not traditional Danish. It is Faroese. The Faroe Islands lie to the north of Scotland, equidistant from Iceland, Scotland and Denmark. Faroese knitwear is very traditional, with jumpers being worn for totally practical purposes, all winter through. The wool used is undyed organic wool from hardy northern Faroese sheep. The black wool in a jumper comes from black sheep – it isn’t dyed…

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So why this sweater?

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Gudrun & Gudrun Traditional line jumper - the original Sarah Lund JumperThe original sweater, as worn by series heroine Sarah Lund, was chosen by actress Sofie Gråbøl, as she explains in an interview with “The Guardian” “We had a costume meeting and I saw that sweater and thought: ‘That’s it!’,” she says, despite the jumper being decidedly unpolice-like…

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