If you were online yesterday (and you might not have been, if you’re in a country where yesterday was a holiday) you might have heard about Taylor Swift posting on Instagram about an amazing handknit sweater she received as a gift at a concert in Denver.
The sweater includes a Polaroid-style picture of Swift inspired by her 1989 album cover.
When she posted the picture she didn’t actually know who had knit the sweater, but the “mystery” has been solved. The knitter is a 27-year-old Colorado stitcher named Jadda, whose progress on the sweater over eight months was well documented.
She said on her Tumblr that the sweater was the first one she ever knit, it was a pieced raglan and she charted the picture and the letters to make the words readable. (It says “It’s like I’ve got this music in my mind sayin’ it’s gonna be alright.” Of course.)
She also noted it was “difficult af” and a “ton of work but so much fun.”
She told BuzzFeed that she attended two concerts of Swift’s in Denver and wore the sweater herself the first night, but thanks to her boyfriend got the sweater into Swift’s mom’s hands along with a letter the second night.
Taylor posted a picture on Instagram yesterday saying the sweater “has very quickly become my everything.” The picture got 1.8 million likes on Instagram and more than 83,000 favorites on Twitter. She posted on Tumblr when she learned who the knitter was, saying she loved the sweater and it was “so comfortable” and clearly “made with love.”
Which is really what we all want when we make something for someone else, right? What a great story!