10 Best Christmas Jumpers: Festive Knit Inspiration - Christmas 2012 - Stylist Magazine

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10 Best Christmas Jumpers

Festive knit inspiration

Once the itchy, scratchy and awkward family gift you forced yourself to pull on every festive season, the Christmas jumper has gained kitsch cool status in recent years, from its designer makeover by net-a-porter, Moschino and Stella McCartney to the rails of lurid reindeers and grinning santa sweaters all over the high street. So it seems apt that a book on the festive knit - Cool Winter Wool: A Celebration of Christmas Jumpers - has been released.

It's a fun, beautifully photographed mine of inspiration for fans of the seasonal sweater - and seeing as it's the season of goodwill, we've picked our favourite jumpers from the book for you to peruse in the gallery below. For even more festive knit action, photo book publishers Blurb are also offering stylist.co.uk readers the chance to download Cool Winter Wool as an ebook for free - just click here to get your copy.

Will you be wearing a Christmas jumper this season? Tweet us @StylistMagazine if you are (cheesy pictures readily accepted).

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: The Polka Dot Snowman

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The…

    With a 3D nose and scarf (and a quite nice polka… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Polka Dot Snowman

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Polka Dot Snowman

    With a 3D nose and scarf (and a quite nice polka dot print), this touchy feely jumper is our personal favourite.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: The Confused Penguin

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The…

    This is exactly the kind of jumper our Grandma… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Confused Penguin

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Confused Penguin

    This is exactly the kind of jumper our Grandma always used to buy us - adorned with a cute character, but with a slight look of despair.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: The Happy Santa

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The…

    With a small Santa motif, fine knit and on trend… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Happy Santa

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Happy Santa

    With a small Santa motif, fine knit and on trend mint green colour, this jumper is for those dipping their sartorial toe into the Christmas jumper pool oh-so-gently.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: The Nordic Evening

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The…

    This deep blue and grey number is a more subtle,… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Nordic Evening

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Nordic Evening

    This deep blue and grey number is a more subtle, style-conscious nod to the Christmas theme - the most minimalist a festive jumper is going to get.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: The Santa's Helper

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The…

    The ultimate in kitsch Christmas jumper style,… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Santa's Helper

    Best Christmas Jumpers: The Santa's Helper

    The ultimate in kitsch Christmas jumper style, this knit is for the joker in your life, or someone with all the festive cheer of Will Ferrell in Elf.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: Fair Isle Forest

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Fai…

    Big fan of Sarah Lund? This cardigan would… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Fair Isle Forest

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Fair Isle Forest

    Big fan of Sarah Lund? This cardigan would probably be worn by the queen of Nordic knits on December 25.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: Jolly Snowman

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Jol…

    The snowman may look jolly, but the small polka… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Jolly Snowman

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Jolly Snowman

    The snowman may look jolly, but the small polka dots and blue hue stop this jumper from being OTT.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: Drunk Santa

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Dru…

    One to give to the boozy uncle who always gets… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Drunk Santa

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Drunk Santa

    One to give to the boozy uncle who always gets red-faced at every family gathering.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: Mulled Medley

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Mul…

    This vintage-style design demands to be worn with… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Mulled Medley

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Mulled Medley

    This vintage-style design demands to be worn with an a-line skirt and a retro up-do.

  • Best Christmas Jumpers: Festive Tree

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Fes…

    Simple, but effective - a red jumper with a… More details

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Festive Tree

    Best Christmas Jumpers: Festive Tree

    Simple, but effective - a red jumper with a Christmas tree is the classic festive knit design.

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