Unmasked: the young woman who spent MONTHS knitting for Taylor


We’ve all heard of superfans – the ones who go above and beyond to show the chosen celebrity in their lives that they really care.

A certain Ms Taylor Swift certainly has her fair share of them – as demonstrated by a recent, lovingly hand-made gift she was given at a concert.

“Someone knitted this sweater for me of a Polaroid of myself and gave it to my mom tonight at the show,” Swifty said on Instagram earlier this week.

“It has very quickly become my everything. Thank you, mysterious knitter.”

And while the artist behind the gorgeous geansaí was a secret in the immediate aftermath, Tay-Tay has now discovered her true identity.


Welcome Jadda, a 27-year-old fan from Colorado in the US who devoted close to a year (wowsers) to the creation.

A self-proclaimed “Taylor Swift enthusiast, first and foremost” (indeed) she started the project last year after the release of Shake It Off.

Writing on Tumblr, she said it required “1000’s of stitches,” and is actually the very first sweater she knitted in the “difficult” raglan style.

Jadda also describes spotting Ms Swift’s mother in the audience at the pop star’s September 6 Denver show – incidentally the second night in a row she caught the 1989 World Tour — and subsequently seizing her moment and passing on her gift.

After spotting Tay-Tay wearing the knitted number on Instagram (the snap went on to garner close to two million likes), the young woman said she went into a state of shock.

“Omg my hands are all clamy [sic]. What is this. I dont even know. I cant believe it either,” she wrote online.

“Like I debated if I would give her the sweater and tonight it just felt right. So happy Taylor loves it!! Ahhh,”

In fact, such was her excitement that Jadda said she didn’t sleep for 38 hours – something which may be ongoing now:  when Ms Swift found out who was behind the gift yesterday, she reached out directly on Tumblr to thank her “so so so much”.