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.)
He starts out slow, with a simple ribbed-scarf-and-pea-coat combo. Classic.I need a nice simple scarf- maybe I should follow Jared’s lead and knit up one of these.
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?