We don’t know how, we don’t know why. But in the latter half of the 20th century, Joanna Lumley, Richard Briers and a bunch of other likely British TV stars did the world a highly questionable favour and modelled for a knitting pattern book. The theme of the designs is either “unbridled awesomeness” or “unbridled insanity” – or both! We’ve taken the liberty of cherry-picking some of our favourites for your viewing pleasure, but if you’d like to see them all, head here – some good citizen has lovingly scanned and uploaded every single photo from the publication. Ahh, internet, you’ve done it again.