Sometimes I search out knitting; I go to the library and look through books. I spend hours scrolling through Ravelry or visiting yarn shops. I’m not complaining, obviously, I think it’s fun, interesting, and a pretty pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
But, sometimes knitting just jumps out of the weirdest places, without any warning. For example, I was catching up on last week’s episode of Silicon Valley (episode 36, “The Keenan Vortex”), and BAM! Knitting!
Jared, my favorite character, the dorky business manager with a heart of gold, was rocking some great knitwear this week. (There was a whole subplot where there was a cold snap, so everyone was getting out their winter gear, but Jared’s was my favorite. Everyone else had boring ski jackets on. Why wear a ski jacket when you can wear an amazing wool sweater? But I’m getting ahead of myself.)
Fisherman’s Rib Muffler in Three Gauges by Churchmouse Yarns and TeasThen he stepped up his game with a mustard sweater vest. Now, I’m not usually a fan of a sweater vest, but if I really wanted to stay true to the Jared spirit, I’d knit up one of these bad boys.
Nathan by Jones & VandermeerBut the best knitwear is definitely saved for last- Jared comes out of nowhere with this amazing cabled gansey turtleneck. The guys on the show tease him for it, but I gotta say- I love anyone who can unironically rock a cabled sweater. Those are my people.It’s not as great as Jared’s sweater, but this one’s pretty good, too.
59-6 Sweater by DROPS DesignHave your favorite TV characters ever shown up in knitwear?