Instead, I want to share the beautiful sweaters donned both by Mirielle and her Danish counterpart, Sofie Gråbøl, in "Fobrydelsen," the show on which "The Killing" is based.
Let's start with the hallmark Fair Isle sweater for both series, the one the actresses wore for all the publicity shots. The Danish version appears to be quite the rage in Europe; I found several commercial knock-offs of this exact sweater. All Fiber Arts, a UK knitting blog, even provides the Faroese chart for this sweater and links to the yarn!
The American version is, well, more American. This pullover sports a finer gauge yarn (meaning smaller, not better) and a simplified, much reduced motif.
The Danish designer liked the cream and brown sweater so much she made it in reverse and changed up the motif a bit. Don't you bet these sweaters, knit in bulky unprocessed wool, itch unbearably?
Similarly, Mirielle also wears a Fair Isle sweater that mimics her hallmark sweater. I really love this colorwork pullover in heathery greens and plums.
The American costumers copied one sweater almost exactly. This pullover features an interesting textured yoke where Fair Isle would usually appear. My only complaint: Mirielle's sweater definitely needs to be blocked! Look at that neckline.
And second, a finer gauge wool cabled and ribbed turtleneck in taupe.
The season finale has now aired so there won't be any more sweaters for a while. But the good news is that AMC has renewed the show. Let's hope the Danes have done the same and that we'll have more sweaters to drool over next year.
Speaking of Danes and Americans, I am reminded of my own love affair with the beloved Tom. He is half Danish but his father had no say in his appearance since he looks like he just got off the boat from Copenhagen. Meanwhile, I'm sure I look like the quintessential American between being fat and having perfect, orthodontically altered, white teeth. I bet his Danish ancestors smile down upon us, especially since I make handknitted Nordic sweaters they'd all be proud to wear.