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).