Little Knitted Sarah Lund, is a handmade version of the hardworking, jumper-wearing, tenacious detective lady from stabby Scandinavian TV drama The Killing (Forbrydelsen for those who speak Danish out there). She’s made from yarn but that doesn’t mean she’s soft and squishy, oh no. She’ll unravel the mystery of the murder even if it means no sleep for a week and wearing ‘that Killing jumper’ the whole time, and she won’t move to Sweden until she does.
Little Knitted Sarah is featured in Emma’s Kennedy’s The Killing Handbook, published by Orion, and featuring a pattern for the Little Knitted Killer too. The original Knitted Sarah hangs from Killing actress Sofie Gråbøl’s rearview mirror, keeping an eye on crime while Sofie is on the move. Stitch your own little Sarah to keep yourself safe.
The book also features a pattern for a Little Knitted Killer. He looks awfully suspicious to me…
To help promote the book I made a set of exclusive Little Knitted Sarah Lund’s in shiny Whodunnknit boxes. Wheeeeee! They have been sent out into the wilds. I have no idea where they ended up but I heard tell that staff at Orion fell a little bit in love with them.
Check out The Killing Handbook for an extra pattern for the Little Knitted Killer, a Strawberries and Crime Killing Jumper pattern created by Kathy Calmejane and a few other crafty creations including a Fair Isle torch cover and gun cosy.
Read all about the crafty Killing Handbook makes in The Telegraph’s article The Killing: Jumpers to die for, which kindly says:
“My favourite is the Lund doll by Lauren O’Farrell (whodunnknit.com). Six inches high, with a brown ponytail and that jumper. Gråbøl loves it so much that it hangs from the rear-view mirror in her car.”
I’ve uploaded it here for reference. Curses! Here ya go!
Pattern chart for Little Knitted Sarah Lund’s jumper: