Knitwear of the Oscars
It’s impossible to be a knitter and not notice any and every piece of knitwear that shows up in a TV show (do we still call them that with steaming?) or film. For years I wrote regular “Movie Monday” posts featuring the yarn-made garments, accessories and home decor items that I spied in whatever I was watching. Although I’ve long since stopped writing about them, I most definitely haven’t ceased gleefully noticing on-screen stitch wear.
Knitwear of the Oscars: Best Picture
Little Women (Sony Pictures, Costumes by Jacqueline Durran)
- Jo’s Shawl, by Fiber Workshop
- Love Triangle Shawlette (extended version) by Vickie Howell
- Shine Mittens by Sophia Kammeborn
1917 was a masterpiece of film-making. Beautiful, heart-wrenching, and epic. The cherry on top, though was when Benedict Cumberbatch’s character turned to not only reveal the stunt-casting of his cameo but also, a knit tie. <insert slow clap.>
- Tye-phoon from AwareKnits by Vickie Howell & Adrienne Armstrong
The Joker (Warner Bros, Costume Design by Mark Bridges)
The Joker really only had glimpses of knitwear but sweater, I saw you. Girl, though, I would need a cozy cardigan, too if I were being stalked by an unfed Joaquin Pheonix!
- Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures, Costume Design by multiple)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood used crochet expertly to evoke the hippie spirit of Manson Family member, Pussycat. Actress Margaret Qualley, as the character, wore several pieces throughout the film, including this halter top, and cross-body fringed bag.
Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight, Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo)
Scarlet Johansson was a delight as Rosie in Jojo Rabbit. The sweaters she wore as the character, though were <insert me kissing fingertips to mwah!> I mean look at those artfully ruched sleeves on the stripy pullover! And, anyone who says chevrons are over, needs to get schooled by this cardigan. Perfection!
Marriage Story (Netflix, Costume Design by Mark Bridges)
In Marriage Story the ribbed cardigans worn by Scarlet Johansson’s character Nicole felt like the physical manifestation of a much-needed hug. A good cardigan does the same for me from time to time.
- Cardigan i Patent by Helga Isager
Knitwear of the Oscars: Actor in a Supporting Role
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony Pictures, Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin, Sweater Knitting by Yasemin Esmek)
Who is Mister Rogers without his iconic sweaters? In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood the knitwear itself, along with Tom Hanks, could’ve been nominated for their supporting role!
- Beekman 1802 Cardigan, by Beekman 1802
- Greensleeves from AwareKnits by Vickie Howell and Adrienne Armstrong
- Claws & Effect by Josh Bennett
Knitwear of the Oscars: Actress in a Supporting Role
Richard Jewell (Warner Bros, Costume Design by Deborah Hopper)
Richard Jewell is the only film in this post that I’ve yet to see. However, I’d be an irresponsible knitter if I were to not give a mention to this sweater spectacle! Why flamingos, you ask? Well, dear reader, I say, why not?!
Knitwear of the Oscars: Writing (Original Screenplay)
Knives Out (Lionsgate, Costume Design by Jenny Egan)
If there was an Oscar being given out for best-wearing-of an Aran Sweater, Chris Evans would win it by a landslide. I mean, this piece deserves its own Twitter account! But I digress.
There are a few sweaters, scarves and accessories in this movie which, for me, just added to the fun of this joyride of a film.
Random side note: In 2012 I got to interview Director Rian Johnson when he was promoting his film Looper. You can see that here.
Thanks for walking with me on this trip down Knitwear of the Oscars lane. Enjoy watching the Academy Awards this Sunday evening!
*Although I’ve seen all but one of the films shown here, I’ve by no means seen all of the films nominated across all categories, so it’s likely that I’ve missed pieces and/or couldn’t find photography to represent them. I also only listed each movie under one category, although many were nominated multiple times. This article is meant as a film-and-knitwear-design fangirl post only.