Sir Ian McKellen Teams Up With ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus To Knit Christmas Sweaters

Sir Ian McKellen has joined forces with ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus for one of the weirdest pairings in recent memory.

The “Lord of the Rings” star took to Instagram on recently to share a video of himself and Ulvaeus sitting together on a couch, knitting festive Christmas sweaters.


As the video progresses, the two sit and knit in silence until Sir Ian finally holds his handiwork up in front of him. After a brief inspection, Ulvaeus nods approvingly and the knitting continues.

A message ends the video: “Merry Christmas from ABBA and Ian McKellen.”

Captioning the vid, McKellen writes, “The most exciting (mostly) silent clip you’ll see this season @abba.”


Their post tickled the fancy of at least one celebrity fan, with Pierce Brosnan offering a comment to share his delight at what he’d just seen.

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