Knit This, Watch That: A Pairing Guide

Few things in life give me as much pleasure as firing up a movie and getting to work on a new knitting project. In fact, I find the combination of film, fiber, and the gentle clicking of bamboo needles so soothing and hypnotic that I won't even notice I'm actively crafting something until the credits roll and, hey, there's an entire hat in my lap!

Even if you aren't inclined toward delirious knitting fugue states, there's no denying the singular joy and coziness of a yarn 'n movie night. Why not try matching your movie to your knitting project and make the experience even more immersive? Here are just a few pairings to get you inspired!

Knit this...

Knitting It Old School

...while watching this!

Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief

Make some midcentury magic on your needles while Grace Kelly and Cary Grant zoom around the French Riviera in a Sunbeam Alpine convertible! The thrills and romance are nearly upstaged by the gorgeous wardrobe from iconic costume designer, Edith Head, opens a new window.

Knit this...

Knit Couture

...while watching this!

Diana Vreeland

Craft your very own piece of high fashion knitwear that would make Diana Vreeland proud! This giddily enjoyable documentary explores the life and legacy of the former Vogue editor, showcasing her iconoclastic spirit, uncommon wit, and infectious love of style.

Knit this...

Knits of Tomorrow

...while watching this!

Forbidden Planet

This groundbreaking MGM sci-fi classic is the perfect backdrop for your forays into retro futurism, with kitschy Atomic Age accessories for your modern day gadgets!

Knit this...

Domiknitrix

...while watching this!

Fifty Shades of Grey

Sink your teeth into a punishingly challenging project while following the torrid affair of Christian Grey and Ana Steele. Drop a stitch or two on purpose while you're at it, you naughty knitter!

Knit this...

French Girl Knits

...while watching this!

Amélie

Channel your inner gamine with these whimsical designs, perfect for skipping rocks at the Canal Saint-Martin with your new role model, Amélie Poulain. She'll teach you valuable lessons about the therapeutic benefits of cracking the glaze on a crème brûlée, and how to wreak adorable, non-violent revenge on your enemies!