Today, I’m here to tell you, you should be watching Schitt’s Creek. It’s a really funny show with great characters but more importantly, great sweater watching! I know I’m not the only one constantly scoping out knitwear on tv.
This is David. He’s the sweater king. His color palate is limited but he makes up for it with bold stripes and lots of texture. He’s definitely got a thing for mohair. At one point, moths get into his cashmere. He builds a cedar box for storage. Who hasn’t been there?
Then there’s this guy…
Clearly a show not afraid of controversy. I mean, purl side out?? C’mon. I’m not a fan of the purl side out look but this guy made it work. If you notice the zipper, you’ll see they actually made this sweater this way. It’s not simply turned inside out. Bold fashion choices, indeed.
Of course, if you want something more knitable. They’ve got that too. Here’s a hat David wore. and, here’s the pattern for it…Schitt’s Creek Lice Hat from Designs by Muggins. It also reminds me of the free pattern from Tin Can Knits, Antler Hat. It’s a classic cable with lots of permutations!
So, do yourself a favor, next time you sit down to Knitflix, check out Schitt’s Creek. It’s a really great show. It’s Daniel Levy and his father Eugene (think Best in Show, American Pie) along with Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, Home Alone). There’s 3 seasons on Netflix. It’s a lovely break from reality.
I’ve never wanted to knit a black and white mohair sweater so much! You just never know where you’ll find inspiration!