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In victory for literalism, someone actually knitted the Fargo sweater

FX’s marketing for Fargo featured an “ugly sweater” rendering of death in the frigid American north, an aesthetic that elegantly referenced the original Fargo film’s cross-stitch poster without duplicating it altogether. But while FX made the sweater image the centerpiece of its advertising campaign—even commissioning a crocheted wrap for a bus in New York City—the network never transformed the pattern into an honest-to-goodness sweater. (There is an official Fargo sweater T-shirt, though, which is ridiculous.)

A small Russian startup called Sweaterrarium has filled the gap by producing a remarkably faithful reproduction of the Fargo promo image in sweater form. The company tweeted photos of its handiwork to series star Colin Hanks, who approves. If you’d like a sweater of your own, well, it’s hard to tell how you can acquire one, as the order links on the Sweaterrarium site go to a defunct crowdfunding page. That’s probably okay; you don’t really need a Fargo sweater anyway. But you might need a thickly accented Russian guy explaining knitting techniques, and on that front, Sweaterrarium has you covered.

“This kind of sweaters, uh, made with jacquard knitting—if you know what I mean.”

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