I like to watch TV shows and I LOVE Nordic crime series. The Killing is the American version of the Danish series Forbrydelsen – a really, really good example of a successful remake. In the original version the main character Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) wears amazing hand knit lopi sweaters (not the classic yoked Lopapeysa, but sweaters made with the Icelandic lopi wool) by the Faroese brand Guðrún & Guðrún but in the US version the leading lady Sara Linden (Mireille Enos) wears various beautiful handknit sweaters throughout the 3 seasons.
So picture this, I’m sitting in the comfort of my down town Reykjavík home, watching the exciting finale of season 3 when my sweater design suddenly appears on the screen! I screamed out loud, I was so surprised. The sweater is a modified version of my Maren sweater that is only available through enrolling in my class on Craftsy, named after my sister Maren Freyja Haraldsdóttir. It’s a lovely pullover, navy blue, white pattern with a few yellow stitches for accent.
Here is a still of Detective Sara ,and her partner Detective Holder, wearing Maren:
As you know I live on a tiny island in the North Atlantic so one of my journalist friends picked up on this after I franticly posted the “news” on Facebook and did a little interview with your’s truly about all of this.
I tried to contact the costume designer, Jori Woodman, to ask how this came about, but she hasn’t answered. Maybe one day I’ll know the truth, but until then I’m one happy designer 🙂