Shockingly Wonderful Cast Ons: The Knitwear of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, & Vile
I’ve been back and forth about whether or not I was going to do this post. On the one hand this Netflix original movie has some of my favorite knitted menswear moments I’ve seen in awhile. But on the other hand most of these sweaters are ripped directly from videos of the trial and real pictures. I love true crime. I love watching trials and hearing confession tapes. Basically all things Investigation Discovery. But I absolutely hate this case. I’ve never been very interested in the narcissistic killer who earned the title extremely wicked, shockingly evil, and vile. So in order to get through this post and keep my sanity I’ve decided to make two compromises. The first is that I’ve decided to refer to Him as Voldemort for this post. I refuse to give his memory any more attention. The second is that I want to focus on the production of the movie more than the story behind it.
I found that it was a difficult movie to watch, because it’s based off of a book written by Voldemort’s long time girlfriend Liz. So at points it almost feels like the writers want us to feel empathy for Voldemort. There were moments when I thought that my eyes were going to get stuck in the back of my head because of the amount of eye rolling I was doing.
I feel weird saying that this was my favorite look from the movie, because this is one that was almost an exact replica to the real cardigan Voldemort wore for his big break. One thing that I’m super obsessed with is the idea of a quick change in public. I thought that I was pretty familiar with this story, but somehow I had never been able to imagine how he was able to get away. The idea that he wore one recognizable outfit over another completely different outfit blew my mind. Anyways, this cardigan is pretty wonderful and shouldn’t be judged based on it’s owner. This Eagle Island Cardigan by Meghan Babin is a different style. But it has a similar vibe and it looks like a fun project.