Maren on The Killing

I like to watch TV shows and I LOVE Nordic crime series. The Killing is the American version of the Danish series Forbrydelsen - a really, really good example of a successful remake. In the original version the main character Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) wears amazing hand knit lopi sweaters (not the classic yoked Lopapeysa, but sweaters made with the Icelandic lopi wool) by the Faroese brand Guðrún & Guðrún but in the US version the leading lady Sara Linden (Mireille Enos) wears various beautiful handknit sweaters throughout the 3 seasons.

So picture this, I’m sitting in the comfort of my down town Reykjavík home, watching the exciting finale of season 3 when my sweater design suddenly appears on the screen! I screamed out loud, I was so surprised. The sweater is a modified version of my Maren sweater that is only available through enrolling in my class on Craftsy, named after my sister Maren Freyja Haraldsdóttir. It’s a lovely pullover, navy blue, white pattern with a few yellow stitches for accent.

Here is a still of Detective Sara ,and her partner Detective Holder, wearing Maren:

Sara Linden

As you know I live on a tiny island in the North Atlantic so one of my journalist friends picked up on this after I franticly posted the “news” on Facebook and did a little interview with your’s truly about all of this.

I tried to contact the costume designer, Jori Woodman, to ask how this came about, but she hasn’t answered. Maybe one day I’ll know the truth, but until then I’m one happy designer :)

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6 thoughts on “Maren on The Killing

  1. Cathy Buchanan on said:

    Congrats Ragga! I am one of your students on Craftsy and made this beautiful sweater! It is the one I get the most compliments on when I wear it!

  2. Veronika on said:

    Wow, how cool is that! If that was me I’d fly through the roof in exitement! Hope you get to know the story of how it happened =)
    I actually just bought your class on craftsy, since I have a huge stash of lettlopi, but only bottom up patterns — although beautiful ones, since I had the great sense to buy the Prjónađ ur islenskri ull as well as lots and lots of wool when I was last on Iceland. Looking forward to your class!

  3. Kathy Spitler on said:

    It’s a beautiful sweater and I loved the show too and am disappointed that it is over. Maybe they are worried you are not happy about seeing your sweater on Sarah, when in fact you are pleased. Well, I hope that eventually they do reply, sometimes it just takes a LONG time and look forward to hearing if you do!! BTW, I have signed up for the Craftsy class but just haven’t had the time to devote to getting it started and done…imagine you have heard that excuse before! haha

  4. Diane Gerlach on said:

    You go girl! My lopi knitting is on the back burner right now, but I am hoping that soon my Nammi cardi will have some siblings. And congrats also on the 4000+ student milestone for your class.

  5. Heather on said:

    Congrats,Ragga. I met you at the hand knitters association wearing my maren when I was in Iceland in October. I love my sweater and wear it all the time. It is a great pattern.

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