The Killing sets a new trend in knitwear

Crime drama fans are dying to get their hands on "that" chunky jumper

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Has a television drama ever thrown up such a well-worn piece of clothing as detective Sarah Lund’s ratty, bobbly, black and white Faroe Island sweater in the Danish crime drama The Killing?

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We won’t count Columbo’s mac because he pottered around in self-contained stories without any particular time-frame.

But in The Killing we follow Sarah (Sophie Grabol) on a remorseless 20-day investigation into the murder of a young woman and she’s so consumed she rarely manages to have a nap, eat dinner or change her clothes. We’re already up to day eight and Sarah and her pullover have survived a knife attack and lots of chasing around Copenhagen industrial estates.

Even if Sarah is a stranger to deodorant and a washing machine, her trusty pullover has made her into something of a style icon: identical models are selling fast on the internet (it’s known as the Sarah Lund Sweater, unsurprisingly). Or if you’re handy with knitting needles, try making one yourself.

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