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Sat Feb 6, 2021, 01:35 PM

How knitters are making their favorite garments from pop culture - Doctor Who, Outlander, Star Wars

etc.

Lots of pics and a timeline of movie/TV knits virality

https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/reverse-engineer-knits-pattern-doctor-who-outlander-star-wars/

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"Reverse-engineered knitwear goes well beyond Bernie Sanders and Knives Out; the possibilities are limitless. Reverse-engineered patterns could be everything from a popular beanie and a resurgence of one of Princess Diana’s most famous sweaters from the ’80s after it was featured on The Crown’s latest season to yes, even a cable-knit sweater worn by a random alien in a galaxy far, far away. It can (depending on the type of yarn) be more affordable than buying the item yourself and often far more rewarding. And while those mittens and the Knives Out sweater are only recent examples of the phenomenon, it’s a long and storied fandom tradition dating back decades that, for many, can easily double as a gateway to crafting or picking up a new skill. In some cases, knitting is even a gateway to fandom. And it’s also only a matter of time before the next big piece of knitwear kicks things off again."

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Reply How knitters are making their favorite garments from pop culture - Doctor Who, Outlander, Star Wars (Original post)
seaglass Feb 2021 OP
2naSalit Feb 2021 #1
tblue37 Feb 2021 #3
tblue37 Feb 2021 #2
jbandsma Jul 2021 #4
gopiscrap Jul 29 #5

Response to seaglass (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 01:59 PM

1. So, I first read that as...

KITTENS making their favorite garments from pop culture.


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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 02:10 PM

3. They started because they lost their mittens.

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 02:09 PM

2. Long but fascinating article. I am not even a knitter.

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 11:32 AM

4. Knit, crochet, tat, spin

Got the patterns for all the Drs. (up to Matt Smith), plus other stuff from that franchise.

But my main goto is socks, socks and more socks.

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Response to jbandsma (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:50 AM

5. welcome to DU

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