The sartorial equivalent of wrapping paper

A few days ago, the headline “The Christmas jumper is out!” jumped out at me (!!) from the online pages of The Guardian.  What I had expected to find when I clicked on the article was something like “The ugly Christmas jumper is out! The tasteful Christmas jumper is in!”  Sadly, this was not to be.  The article claimed that the Christmas jumper is now “out”, and the Christmas suit is “in”.  As illustration, here is the Christmas suit:

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The Guardian December 1, 2017; Photograph: Handout

From the frying pan into the fire, dear Reader!  At least the article states clearly that the Christmas suit is “the sartorial equivalent of wrapping paper”.

I know that the novelty Christmas jumper has been very trendy (at least here in the UK) for some years now.  Instead of escalating the trend with ever more garish Christmas clothing, why don’t we adopt a more lovely Christmas jumper tradition? We hand-knitters can lead the way! Here are a few ideas.

Birkin by Caitlin Hunter:

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© Jonna Hietala

 

Julgran by Andi Satterlund:

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© Andi Satterlund

 

Skógafjall by Dianna Walla:

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© Tolt Yarn and Wool

 

#05 Selburose Pullover by Lena Skvagerson:

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© Lena Skvagerson

 

Are these not doing it for you?  Well, there is always a Christmas suit with your name on it:

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The Guardian December 1, 2017; Photograph: Handout

 

9 thoughts on “The sartorial equivalent of wrapping paper

  1. A great selection! I see that Selburose comes with a handy matching cowl on Ravelry, although I suppose one could adopt this idea and make up something similar for the others too – I like the idea of having a choice of a warmer or cooler neck – temperatures are fluctuating wildly up here in Edinburgh!

  2. I’m in your camp when it comes to Christmas sweaters. And for those who would prefer a vest, I recommend Jade Starmore’s Rosarie de la Haye.

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