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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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OK so where can I buy it?

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Gudrun & Gudrun logoWell, a hand-knitted, organic wool jumper shipped from an island in the middle of the north atlantic isn’t going to be cheap, is it? Furthermore, the Sarah Lund sweater is not a folksy cottage industry. It is designed and produced by the hyper-savvy fashion knitwear brand Gudrun & Gudrun, who just happen to be based in the Faroe Islands…

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A whole website about a jumper?

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If, like my wife and I you’ve been gripped by Danish TV show Forbrydelsen (the Killing), then you’ve more likely than not been spending more time than you would ever have thought possible staring at a certain chunky knit jumper. Now, during the show’s early run in March of this year (2011) on BBC4, you […]

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