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Note: This post contains no major spoilers for Knives Out, but does reveal several on-screen outfits. (Chris Evans wears a sweater.)
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When was the last time you gasped so conspicuously in a movie theater that when the movie ended, the stranger seated next to you tweeted about said gasp and your involuntary reaction went viral?
Mine was on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at a press screening of Rian Johnson's delightfully suspenseful murder mystery, Knives Out.
The film's plot was marvelously constructed, but in a twist perhaps greater than any of those on screen, my gasp was unrelated to all things murder and mystery. The sudden inhalation of air instead came from the sheer, unexpected sight of Chris Evans in a cable-knit sweater.
The only thing I will say about Knives Out is that, upon seeing Chris Evans in a sweater, the girl next to me gasped and said very softly and tenderly, “Sweater.”
— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) November 7, 2019
While watching Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) investigate the death of the Thrombey family's wealthy patriarch, Harlan (Christopher Plummer), I'll admit I lost all concept of time. I can't tell you how far into the movie I was when I saw Evans' character, Ransom, wearing that cable-knit sweater. But I know that in the moment I audibly gasped, whisper-screamed the word 'sweater,' and reflexively grabbed the right arm of Mashable Entertainment Reporter Proma Khosla for support.
My other seat mate — who I later learned was Anna Menta, a senior film reporter for Decider — heard my thirst firsthand, and was understandably compelled to share it with the world.
'I knew it was a good sweater. But I never would have realized just how good a sweater that sweater was had I not heard a voice next to me whisper, so softly and tenderly, 'Sweater,' Menta told me in a Twitter DM. (Oh yeah, we're friends now.) 'It summed up so succinctly what I knew every person in that audience was thinking.'
Oh. Oh my GOD. This was... ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/ji5SF0ANOu
— Nicole Gallucci (@nicolemichele5) November 7, 2019
To set the scene a bit, Knives Out is one of Evans' first major movie roles since he decided to hang up his shield of justice as Captain America, and boy, is it a change of character. In the comedic thriller, Evans plays Ransom Drysdale, an entitled trust fund brat with one of the dumbest, hottest names to ever exist.
The character is preposterously pompous — the kind of guy who tells his entire family to 'eat shit' — but at times Evans' killer blue eyes and razor sharp jawline manage to cut through Ransom's insufferable attitude and make a strong, albeit shameful, case for attraction. That attraction peaked when a coat-less, scarf-less Evans in a cream cable-knit sweater dominated the screen.
It sounds dramatic, but let me assure you... this was no ordinary sweater. The knitted stitches were especially thick and prominent, and the coloring complemented Evans' blue eyes and dark brown hair remarkably. The naturally lit, wood-forward restaurant booth and surrounding beer bottles helped set the mood, but the real noteworthy piece of detail was that the sweater was worn. It had visible holes and tears, as though it had been on Evans' frame one too many times and simply couldn't hold itself together any longer. Both the sweater I were unraveling at our seams.
A day after the sight of Evans in that magnetic force of knitwear hindered my breathing, I saw my reaction had made quite the stir online. The 'Sweater' thirst was spreading fast, and as more and more people saw the film, the sight of Chris in a cable-knit caused 'Sweater' gasps to ripple across theaters.
I was at the premiere last night and I’m pretty sure people clapped and cheered when that sweater came out https://t.co/1KDYyPrOp4
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 15, 2019
Okay, so what I’m hearing about Knives Out is
Synopsis: Chris Evans in a 💖SWEATER💖
Do I have this about right?
— Chris Gernon (@whileonefork) November 10, 2019
My coworkers hid these photos of @ChrisEvans in his #KnivesOut sweater all over my desk and in drawers for my birthday !!! pic.twitter.com/VG0NGg03Mx
— Ashley Gia Smith (@fiercegia) November 15, 2019
debating buying this sweater and wearing it to see Knives Out to match @ChrisEvanspic.twitter.com/0AMCxOoHvr
— dodger’s mom (kelly) (@sebsearnub) November 10, 2019
So I saw Knives Out with @MrsFridayNext tonight and we both exhaled “sweater” when the sweater was revealed in its full form, and I think that should be a Knives Out participatory thing for everyone, like Rocky Horror https://t.co/BZef2JxuWf
— Meredith Goldstein (@MeredithGoldste) November 21, 2019
KNIVES OUT is Canon Sweater Cinema.
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— kyle 中和 autumner (@TyleKurner) November 7, 2019
Knives Out director Rian Johnson even joined the Sweater Movement and posted two thirst tweets of his own. The first very rudely compared a cable-knit-clad Evans to a cable-knit-clad pup, as though we could ever choose. The second was a breathtaking black-and-white candid of cable-knit Chris, captioned, 'Hey girl.' Swoon.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 18, 2019
Thanks to everyone who came to the early #knivesout screenings tonight. We’ve got another one tomorrow night! C’mon down!! https://t.co/[email protected]/vyhp6VwHJr
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 23, 2019
As for Evans, he has yet to acknowledge the Sweater Sweats™ online, but he addressed the thirst in an Extra TV interview. When asked about the overwhelming reaction to his sweater, the actor said, 'Oh yeah, well, you know. It's hard to look bad in a cable-knit sweater.'
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I don't in any way mean for this sweater thirst to overshadow Evans' performance or the quality of the film itself, both of which were excellent, but I'll say it's not every day a piece of clothing elicits literal gasps, so we must give this sweater the rightful praise.
'As we now know, it was a thirst so deeply relatable it has resonated with thousands of people all over the world,' Menta said. 'I like to think we made a real difference that day: You with your pure, relatable thirsting, and me, the mouthpiece broadcasting that thirst to the masses.'
[email protected] reacts to his cable-knit sweaters in @knivesout driving people wild! 😍 https://t.co/09ineRCpNFpic.twitter.com/UTxbznUiLl
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— ExtraTV (@extratv) November 15, 2019
Evans gave a modest response when asked about the love for his sweater, but he knowshe looks good in it, too. He snapped a mirror selfie while wearing the cable-knit and hanging out with his dog Dodger on set, and in a post-screening Q&A he admitted that he loved his clothes in the movie so much that he 'stole those sweaters.'
Most of the cast wore phenomenal sweaters as well, but Evans really lucked out. In addition to that cable-knit beauty, he also sported a dark cardigan in the beginning of the film, and ended with a beautiful blue cashmere. (In lieu of a dark cardigan pic, we're giving you this photo of Evans looking good in a camel-colored coat and patterned scarf.)
By the time the movie concludes, you may know who's responsible for Harlan Thrombey's death, but the real 'whodunnit' remains afoot: Who is responsible for this film's wardrobe? Give them an award! Specifically for that cable-knit, which a fair share of admirers have already tried to find online.
Though lookalikes have been discovered at L.L.Bean, Gap Factory, ASOS, The Kooples, and Aran Sweater Market, a sweater as distressed as the Knives Out cable-knit made me the first time I saw it has yet to be found. Per Knives Out costume designer Jenny Eagan, the sweater rips were created using tools like a Dremel or sandpaper. And the sweater is, in fact, an Aran cable-knit.
Knives Out hits theaters Nov. 27, perfectly timed to Thanksgiving's carving knives. As you gather around your dinner table to give thanks for loved ones, opportunities, good health, and so on, consider also giving thanks for Chris Evans' sweater. I know I will, as it's brought me not only a small, silly splash of viral fame, but also genuine cinematic delight; a new Twitter friend, Anna; and a community of future Knives Out-goers who've vowed to gasp in my honor. This sweater truly brings people together.
UPDATE: Nov. 27, 2019, 1:29 p.m. EST Updated to include more (yes, more) information on the sweater.