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Sarah Lund's Amazing Jumpers

We've heard a lot of talk lately of a certain Danish detective who has been getting a lot of attention for her impressive knitwear. You'd almost think she shops at Minimum Mouse...

I've been totally captivated by all the Scandinavian drama that the BBC have been treating us to over the last couple of years, Borgen, The Bridge, Wallander, I have lapped them all up. But the leader of the pack has to be The Killing, and it's not just the twist laden plots and unflinching noir atmosphere that has made it such a Danish delight, it's the jumpers! Ever since the series started to pick up fans left right and centre, there has been much talk of Sarah Lund's wardrobe. She's a socially inept, hard working, dogged detective with no time for fashion, and yet she has managed to become something of a style icon with her chunky nordic knits. What's quite funny is that it is because she's not interested in fashion that she's remembered for her outfits. Once Sarah's absorbed in her latest case, she seems to forget to change her jumper for the rest of the series, meaning they are forever imprinted on the memory of the dedicated viewer. The original Series One jumper is by Gudrun & Gudrun of the Faroe Islands, and you can buy the very same one, but it will set you back a sweet 280 Euro. Who knew the Danish police force paid so well?!

We love a chunky Icelandic or Norwegian knit, the kind that had their heyday in the 1970's and are perhaps something of a 'so bad it's good' vintage treat. We have been offering them up to our eBay customers ever since we opened our virtual shop doors in January 2007. So it's nice to find them getting the attention they deserve, all thanks to this pillar of Danish law enforcement.

Here is Miss Lund in some of her fabulous knits...

And if you'd like to have a Lund style jumper fest, here are some of ours...

We reckon she would be proud to be seen in any of these knitted delights, don't you? As these jumpers are original vintage, our selection is ever changing. You can see our current collection here. Most are sold on auction, starting at just £19.99.

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