The Elusive Starsky Sweater Knit Pattern
Starsky Sweater Lookalike Pics
Make Your Own Starsky Sweater
Why this hub? Because I've been searching for the EXACT pattern of the Starsky and Hutch sweater and I couldn't find it. What I found was that there is only one site selling these sweaters and it costs 175 plus shipping fee. The site is not located in the USA thus, the shipping fee for anyone who wants to purchse their sweaters.
Anyway, because I've known a lot of knitters in Baguio City I wanted one of my own. That's why I needed to have the pattern and could hardly find it anywhere on the world wide web. I wondered why until I came across a David Soul interview. He said something like since Starsky and Hutch (the movie) was made, even the "sweater design" was patented. That menas that you won't find ANY Starsky sweater on sale in cyberspace by legitimate online stores -- I even tried ebay. Nada.
Then I found out that in Hongkong and China you can find a ladies sweater SIMILAR to Stsrsky's sweater except that you woud have to.. well. naturally GO THERE. I found and purchased one anyway and it looked a LOT like the Starkey sweater BUT it was "different" in the inverted V design on the sleeves and the middle.
Again I recalled that it was David Soul who said that you can only fnd these sweaters in Mexico. I mentioned that to a friend in CA who was patient enoughto collect all the mid-70's kinitting magazines and FOUND several patterns closely matching the Starsky Sweater. Sweater No. 54, see pic, is almost the same except for the V on the second "part" of the design. Starskyhad inverted V's instead, but it is pretty close and knitters would knw from the pattern HOW to make the adjustment.It is relatively easy, if you have average knitting skills and if you really WANT something like Starsky's sweater!Also notice on the pics how Ben Stiller's cardigan is almost the same as that on pic number 54. Makes me wonder if the Paul Michael Glaser and Ben Stiller wore exactly the same cardigan... maybe not, but it does look the same. This same design is also called "The Marilyn Monroe Sweater" because she was photographed wearing the same sweater design too.
Here it is It's a Do It Yourself project that you can start NOW. It's a great Christmas gift idea and you're sure that every Starsky and Hutch fan of the 70's or 2004 will love it. After all, who wouldn't want to wear something that Ben Stiller or Paul Michael Glaser wore... or something VERY similar to it, plus you get to choose your own colors too IF you want to display your individualism but you love the series or the movie!