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I love to knit to a good show or book as much as the next knitter — and sometimes get inspired to design patterns based on these experiences!  I think it’s a ton of fun, and apparently, I’m not alone.  Dr. Who is one of the most knit-after shows on television, from the iconic scarf to tardis socks to Rose’s lovely lace shawl, with more than 150 patterns currently on ravelry and thousands of projects!  Downton Abbey is another, with a dedicated special issue Interweave magazine full of knitwear, and many more independent patterns.  Here are just a few more tv, film, and lit-inspired knits you might enjoy:


Mother of Dragons designed by Lara Smoot
Inspired by Game of Thrones

Bender, Guardian of the Bum Fodder designed by Elizabeth Jarvis
Inspired by Futurama

Wall of 221b designed by Andrea “Trooperschaf”
Inspired by Sherlock


Fireside Sweater designed by Amber Allison
Inspired by the sweater Cameron Diaz wears in The Holiday (2006)

Hermione’s Scarf designed by Marian of FreshIsle Fibers (she’s a Game of Thrones fan, too!)
Inspired by the Harry Potter series


Anything by Jane Austen is hugely inspirational for knits — like the beautiful Netherfield Evening Bag designed by Anna Cole, or my Sensible Shawl!

Hunter Cowl designed by Diana Burk
Inspired by The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Bella’s Mittens designed by Marielle Henault
Inspired by the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Little Nutbrown Hat designed by Sally Cameron
Inspired by Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Of course, there are always knits we’d love to see (or design) that haven’t happened yet — so much knitting, so little time!  How about you?  Let us know what you’d love to see in the comments below!

Orphan Black

Celeste’s Top Pick: Cal’s Sweater (worn by Sara) from Orphan Black