I love a good miniseries, and a bio-pic miniseries is even better. So, when the new(ish) Houdini miniseries showed up on Netflix, I was super excited.
The show is really fun (although, I still haven’t finished Part 2). It was entertaining, well-acted, and very interesting. Apparently, some of the story is heavily embellished, but it still is a good show, assuming you aren’t looking for a documentary.
But, of course, the star of the show is Houdini’s amazing knit swim suit.
Can you imagine wearing a knit swim suit? It would get so saggy and droopy and uncomfortable. Much less a swim suit that covers you all the way to your knees. It’d almost be more uncomfortable than the straitjackets and chains he wore in his act.
Want to make a full-coverage swimsuit for yourself (although-why would you?) Try one of these patterns:
This pattern is actually vintage-it was published in the 1930s!
Knit yourself this smart swim suit by Australian Women’s Weekly
This pattern is from the late 40s-and is actually kind of attractive, as far as knit swimsuits go.
Going Swimming by Patons UK
Maybe you want a more modern knitted swimsuit (if that’s a thing). Try this one, based on one from 1932, but rewritten in 2008.
The Call of the Sea by Susan Crawford
I’ve been eyeing this on Netflix! Glad to hear it’s worth the time and there’s knitting content! I’ll be sure to check it out now!