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:
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:
Julgran by Andi Satterlund:
Skógafjall by Dianna Walla:
#05 Selburose Pullover by Lena Skvagerson:
Are these not doing it for you? Well, there is always a Christmas suit with your name on it: