The Christmas jumper has a grim reputation, often justified (see the images below). Despite this, as I went to press with this post, I heard that Debenhams sales of 'novelty festive jumpers' are up more than 200% on last year. They claim that more than a third of men (35%) and three in ten women (31%) admitting to owning one. They suggest that, 'Once the uncontested preserve of the uncool dad, Christmas sweaters have become a festive must have'.
|Christmas jumpers from the presumably ironically-named Funny Christmas Jumpers|
Debenhams jumpers are less kitsch than many (see below), but you may prefer something a little more sophisticated. Help is at hand and I've tracked down some tasteful Christmas knitwear, at varying prices, for the discerning readers of this blog. I was looking for bright colour, Nordic influences, fisherman's knits, Fair Isle, Aran, Argyle or cable/patterned looks. Traditional knitwear is the way to go. The links to buy, or for more information, appear under each image.
|Kitsch featuring flashing lights & more traditional, both Red Herring from Debenhams|
|A favourite of mine, this Inis Meáin Aran jumper is from Private White VC. Other colours and patterns available|
Jacamo - Williams & Brown Shetland wool jumper and Southbay Sherpa lined cardigan
|Howlin' Neish Crew from End Clothing|
|Cashmere 8-ply Aran - Johnstons of Elgin|
|The Cave Embroidery - I love the designs hand-embroidered in London|
|Marks & Spencer Blue Harbour|
|APC Pull Yeti Snow from Oi Polloi|
Dale of Norway Anniversary sweater