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Knitwear in Movies and TV

20.10.2021 Blog
Knitwear in Movies and TV

Do you find yourself admiring the costume design in movies and TV?

Many of us creatives will often watch a film or tv show and can’t help but notice the wonderful pieces of knitwear worn by the actors. Here are a few notable pieces which are delightful. 

Have you seen a movie where a piece of knitwear, clothing or even an accessory has caught your eye? Let us know! 

Note: Due to copyright we have added links to take you to images of the items mentioned in the blog. 


Knives Out- Chris Evans’ jumper

After the release of this movie, sales for Aran jumpers skyrocketed! Who can blame them? This chunky cable knit jumper is the perfect piece of clothing for winter weather, while showcasing the history and detail of Aran jumpers. The crewneck, cream jumper features a variety of traditional cables. 

Costume design by Jenny Eagan

Knives Out Aran Jumper


Jo Jo Rabbit- Scarlett Johansson’s wardrobe

Jo Jo Rabbit is wonderful at showcasing some beautiful, knitted garments juxtaposing the movies tone. In one scene, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is wearing a high neck, tear drop design jumper with ruched sleeves, in another a red striped top with a bright red collar and ruched sleeves. Finally, her character Rosie can be seen wearing a Green and brown, chevron jacket. 

Costume Design by Mayes C.Rubeo

Jo Jo Rabbit Rosie Costume design


When Harry Met Sally 

Near to the top of most iconic knitwear items, are the chunky knits worn by both Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) in this movie. A similar style to the Knives Out jumper, these Aran jumpers feature a combination of cables. Who doesn’t love a chunky jumper?

Costume design by Gloria Gresham

When Harry Met Sally Jumpers


The Devil Wears Prada

Cerulean or Blue? This simplistic blue cable knit jumper is featured in the most iconic scene of the movie and truly speak for itself.

Costume design by Patricia Field

The Devil Wears Prada Jumper


Love Actually- The entire movie is full of wonderful knitwear, but Keira Knightly takes the biscuit!

What would a Christmas movie be without some wonderful knitwear? Juliet (Keira Knightly) wears a white asymmetric, off the should knit. With an open kit with cable detailing swooping off one shoulder and rib shoulders and waistband, this piece of knitwear is dreamy!

Another notable mention is Collin firth’s dark green roll neck jumper with a large cable design.

Costume design by Joanna Johnston

Love Actually Knitwear


Extra mentions: 

Sex education (Netflix)

With clothing inspired by a wide variety of decades, this Netflix tv show is full of bold patterns, individual styles and a couple of knitted treasures! The character Lily wears some wonderful knitwear with paste colous and bold prints.

Knitwear in Netflix Sex Education



Cher’s yellow plaid co-ord is nothing less than iconic. Underneath Cher’s (played by Alicia Silverstone) checked blazer is a yellow button up cardigan. Cher can also be seen wearing a red knitted sweater vest and an argyle jumper. 

Costume design by Mona May

Knitwear in Clueless


Black Panther

Designed by Stella McCartney, Shuri’s (Letitia Wright) dress was designed to look futuristic and was inspired by a lab coat, drawing on the characters talents in the film. 

Queen Ramonda’s (Angela Bassett) dress look liked an intricate, stunning lace design, but is actually 3D printed created in collaboration with Julie Koerner.

Costume design by Ruth E. Carter

Black Panther Costume Design


If you haven’t seen some of the films and show on the list above, we recommend them, even if purely for the outfits!

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