Well, I seem to be in a bit of a house-keeping mood this week (blog-keeping?), tidying up old draft posts and putting them up. When I wrote this in 2014 (!!) I said "I'm a bit behind with this, I know -- 'The Desolation of Smaug' came out nearly a year ago!" which sounds positively ancient by now. These photos, though, especially the studio ones, are still pretty good, and worth posting for the knitwear and my theme, even though my opinion of the movies has tumbled considerably.
So -- these are from the first "Hobbit" movie, of course, "An Unexpected Party". I think all of the dwarves have hand coverings of some sort, but not all are knitted. Ori, on the far right here, has heavy garter-stitched fingerless gloves.
He also is the only one who has a knitted waistcoat, which gives him a sweet air of childlikeness in addition to Adam Brown's own, as though Ori's mother sent him off with extra warm clothing.
Sometimes he wears the waistcoat properly, and sometimes twisted and cast somehow about his neck like a cowl. I must admit I can't quite figure out how this works, as the thing isn't circular! Maybe he's just pulled out his arms and tucked up the hem around his shoulders.
Óin (John Callen) here has some pretty splendid knitted gloves, whose swirling cables echo that splendid beard.
Bofur (James Nesbitt) wears a multi-colored garter-stitch scarf.
Bombur (Stephen Hunter) has, perhaps not coincidentally, the thickest mitts, even with an extra moss-stitch patch sewn to the back of the hands.
Gandalf (Ian McKellen) has knitted mitts as well -- these are apparently folded back for extra warmth on the hands. Unlike the dwarves' mitts, these don't appear to have a knitted thumb. (The scarf is not knitted but woven, though I'm sure someone has come up with a knitted version by now! Here's one, in fact.)