Local woman designs Cosby’s winning sweater
WATERTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Cliff Huxtable -- doctor, dad, sweater aficionado.
“He got known for his sweaters, and I was like, I do that,” said Stephanie Sawyer-Ames.
Twenty five years ago, Watertown resident Sawyer-Ames knitted some of the unique sweaters for “The Cosby Show”. About 10 of her sweaters were worn on-air by Bill Cosby.
“One that almost made it as an intro one year, which would have been very cool to see it every week,” said Sawyer-Ames.
Cosby wore one of her sweaters for an hour-long special episode.
7News’ Tim Caputo tried one of the sweaters on. He said it was comfortable, but a horrible decision for the middle of a heat wave.
This month Cosby created a contest for best sweater. Sawyer-Ames was the front runner in the competition.
“That was a request from the costume designer. He was a runner in college and so she requested a runner sweater,” said Sawyer-Ames.
Sawyer-Ames told all her friends and family to vote. Then she tuned in to the Today Show and realized the joke was on her -- the ugliest sweater was to be reveled.
“My stomach hit the floor. I have told everyone I know about this and I have vied for the ugliest sweater,” said Sawyer-Ames.
But Cosby defended his attire, saying people weren’t voting for the ugliest sweater.
Love it or hate it, it’s officially the best Cosby sweater ever.