Famous Knits: Sherlock

Written by Sarah on December 7th, 2012 Posted in famous knits, holiday, knits, life, style, sweater, tv, want

I wasn’t going to write about Sherlock because I feel like I came late to the party. I finally got around to watching Sherlock over my hurrication but I’m a little bit hooked and I’m currently re-watching both seasons to keep myself distracted from the fact that the next series is not coming out anytime soon. I feel like I’ve tweeted about the show plenty and I’ve been teased by Jon every day since I saw “A Study in Pink” (he calls Moriarty “Mariachi”) so that I think maybe I should take it down a notch with the nerdiness.

But, it’s Christmas. And Christmas means sweaters. And John Watson knows about Christmas sweaters. So this is happening.

And, besides, The Hobbit is about to come out so Mr. Freeman is absolutely relevant right now.

While looking for screen caps of the ridiculously awesome Christmas sweater that Martin Freeman rocks in “A Scandal in Belgravia” I discovered that there is an entire John Watson sweater fandom. Which includes this recipe for a John Watson Earl Grey sweater cupcake. Why not?

It seems the Watson sweater is more beloved than the Sherlock popped-collar jacket. Perhaps I’m not the only one that instinctively thinks “The Richenbach Fall” is pronounced the “Rhinebeck” fall (which is when you jump off a building into a pile of wool, duh). (It probably has nothing to do with that.)

I think Watson’s go-to fisherman sweater is my favorite of his jumpers. You can never go wrong with an oatmeal cabled sweater. Never.

If you’re looking for the ultimate fangirl knit, Trudi Brown has a basic free pattern for the iconic sweater on Ravelry which includes a kind of really adorable drawing of Watson knitting his own jumper and some cool details about knitting and the military.

How do you feel about Sherlock? Are you a Watson sweater fangirl? Will I ever shut up about this show? Do you see how I made it about knitting so I could write about it? Do you want to talk about The Hobbit or Star Trek instead? Would that be better? Is my nerd showing?

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Comments (25)

  • December 7, 2012 at 10:09 am |

    I will never, ever stop talking about this show. I just found out my friend hadn’t seen it and I almost choked. Also, any posts about knitting and nerdy films will automatically be the best.. so keep doing that 😉

    • December 7, 2012 at 10:11 am |

      Yay! Thank you for your support. Let’s never stop talking about this. Ever.

  • December 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm |

    ermahgerd, i lllllllllove sherlock! and watson. and watson’s sweaters. and the whole thing! might need to go rewatch the entire thing now. excuse me, please!

    • December 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm |

      I think this is a good place to mention this:

      Have fun!

  • December 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Yes, The Richenbach Fall” will always be Rhinebeck to me. Forever. And always, lol.

    • December 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm |

      Haha! Thank you! I thought I might be the only one!

  • December 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm |

    John Watson has an oatmeal cabled sweater? Sounds like an excuse for me to make myself one!

    • December 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm |

      Yes! Wonderful!

  • December 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm |

    You can’t be late to a party that can’t decide when it’s going to go down, silly. 😉 “Season 3 will air… eeeeeh?”


    • December 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm |

      I second this. All the nerdy moviessss!

  • December 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm |

    I came late to it too, so I’m not one to judge. I just saw the first episode of season 2 two nights ago and was stunned when the Christmas sweater popped up! I’m game for any conversation about movies/shows and knitting!

    • December 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

      It’s a fab sweater! I’d love to make my own!

  • December 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm |

    All nerdy all the time! I can’t wait for The Hobbit or Les Miserable. But I just saw the teaser trailer for Star Trek and all I have to say is that I’m sufficiently teased, GIVE ME MORE!

    • December 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

      Too many good movies this season! I can’t decide which ones to see first!

  • December 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm |

    You aren’t that bad. I knitted myself a pair of Smaug socks to wear to the Hobbit. I don’t think he’ll even be in the first movie.

    • December 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

      Those sound awesome! I love it.

  • Jamie
    December 9, 2012 at 12:55 am |

    Martin Freeman was on the Today show recently and said they were going to start filming the third season in March! I’m so excited!

    • December 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm |

      Yessss! This is great news!

  • December 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm |

    Sherlock is genius, and one can never talk enough about that show. I can’t wait for S3. Tide yourself over with the unaired pilot.

    • December 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm |

      I had no idea there was an unaired pilot! Where can I watch it? Thank goodness I wrote this post! I’ve got all the good tips here!

  • December 14, 2012 at 10:42 am |

    John Watson is definitely my favorite character on that show. I joined a group on Ravelry to participate in a John Watson’s Christmas Jumper KAL. Not sure if I’ll actually do it, but it sure is tempting. Definitely going to have to try that cupcake recipe!

    • December 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm |

      That sounds like such a fun KAL!

  • December 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm |

    LOOOOOVElovelovelove. Sherlock is a very specific kind of nerditude. I much prefer it to Star Trek. And I want to snuggle that man and his sweaters….snuggle him so hard.

  • Christina
    June 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm |

    His Christmas jumper can be found in the book “Knitting with Icelandic Wool”, if anyone’s interested in actually knitting it ;D

    • June 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm |

      Amaznig! Thanks for the ti!

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