I know, I know, I’m a little late to the party. Everyone was talking about the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina when it dropped around Halloween. I rarely stay up past 9:30 these days, and my TV-watching time has been drastically reduced, so I only just finished watching the 10-episode season.
I remember watching the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch when I was a kid (if the weather cooperated enough that we got got a decent signal… aaah the days of antenna TV), but I honestly don’t remember a ton of specifics. I know I liked it, and thought that Sabrina was a super cool teenager. And, of course I loved Salem the talking cat. What middle-schooler wouldn’t like a show about a very cool teenage witch with a talking cat?
Unfortunately this new version of Sabrina doesn’t have any talking cat in it. (Salem does show up, but he’s not in the show much, and he never talks- bummer.) But, the show is fun, dark, and campy, perfect for watching late at night (or at 7:30, if you’re me) on a blustery November evening.
But the best part? (Or my favorite part, anyway.) The sweaters.
The show is set in an unspecific east-coast state where it’s always about 40 degrees and there’s a little bit of drizzle- enough for a nice pea coat or a few layers of flannel, but not enough to break out the real winter coats and rain gear.
In other words, perfect sweater weather. And Sabrina takes full advantage.
She wears fluffy angora turtlenecks that she somehow manages to make look chic.
You could break out some fluffy wool and make your own version with this pattern (plus long sleeves, of course).
Willow Creek by Justyna Lorkowska
She rocks the dumbest of sweaters (in my book, anyway)- the cabled turtleneck t-shirt, and makes me want to make one. (Honestly, what’s the point?)
It might be dumb, but this sweater is kinda cute…
01 Cabled Tank by Debbie Bliss
And she even makes this bizarre-o button-bedecked cable number look like something that a very hip teen would actually wear. (Or maybe teens are actually wearing this stuff and I’m just an old lady who has no idea what the teens are doing these days.)
Knit up this bad boy, and sew on a gross of color-coordinating buttons in-between the cables, and you’ll have something resembling Sabrina’s fun pullover.
Carrick by Martin Storey
Whatever your thoughts on her sweaters, it’s worth your time to go check out Ms. Spellman and her Chilling Adventures. (Just be aware that if you’re expecting the OG Sabrina, you’re going to be disappointed… that’s really not what this is.)
Have you watched the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina yet? What was your favorite sweater?