Movie Inspired Knits – Sweater from About a Boy


Hannah Fettig, author of the upcoming new book Closely Knit, shares with us her movie inspired knitting from the movie, About a Boy. This sweater is from the dead duck day scene and you can see the sweater in this music video for the movie by Badly Drawn Boy.
Hannah writes:

This sweater was a special request from my cousin’s brother. He had been trying to find someone to knit the sweater that Marcus wears in About a Boy. When he found out I knit, he begged me to knit it for him. I knew exactly which sweater he was talking about, and was totally up for it. The model in the photograph is my friend Brian Emerson. I took the photos just before I shipped it off to Stephen in New Jersey. Apparently he wears it every day!

You can find out more about Hannah’s projects and upcoming book, on her blog Knitbot. – Link.

20 thoughts on “Movie Inspired Knits – Sweater from About a Boy

  1. Rosie says:

    OH EM GEE Where can I get this pattern?! I LOVE IT!!

  2. Hannah says:

    Hmmm…you aren’t the first one to ask. I will try to get it up on my blog for download in the near future.

  3. Another Hannah says:

    That is FANTASTIC!!!

  4. Craft Chi says:

    I love that movie! What wonderful idea!

  5. kathya says:


  6. anaelle says:

    oh, I LOVE THIS GUY!!!

  7. AngelLeah says:

    Please tell me someone has the pattern by now. ha ha. :) :D I would love to know how to do the rainbow and clouds and sun.

  8. Cindi says:

    Is the sweater from “about a boy” in your new book, Closely Knit? Or where can I get the pattern?

  9. leo says:

    i want to buy this :O

  10. Emily says:

    I’d love a sweater like that too, but I can’t knit. Do you know where I could find one already made?

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