As the dreaded C-word looms ever closer, my attention has turned to those warm winter woollies that seem to be plugged in advance of Save the Children's annual Christmas Jumper Day on 13th December this year. I don't know about you but we always support this one at work.
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Every year I'm amazed at how many new and unusual designs are released - you'd have thought the festive jumper market would be saturated by now with reindeer and robins, but it seems not. Here are a few of the ones which have caught my eye in recent weeks.
001: I'm desperately sad that this one only comes in kids' sizes.
002: More of a winter-y jumper, I'm enjoying the IWOOT range of contemporary pop culture Christmas designs. I figure this one would be perfect for chilling with a mulled wine apres ski on the next skiing holiday.
003: HelloDODO never fail to come up with designs which are both quirky and quippy. I love their festive offering - of course, that might be because it features a dinosaur.
004: I love this Pacman design - it's an online exclusive for Tu Clothing and I'm ignoring the fact that it's in the mens secion, because how can a jumper even be gendered?!
005: If a full-on jumper isn't your thing, how about a Christmas tank top instead? And if that's not enough, why not cover it in fairy lights..and toucans?!
006: Not a fan of jumpers full stop? Well, I'd opt for one of Little Moose's wonderful necklaces instead.
007: Enjoying this penguin-y take on fair isle. It makes for a slightly more general "winter" jumper, which I guess you could wear for more months.
008: Little Pig has a new Christmas jewellery collection due out soon, but these Xmas sweater pins are available now as part of her sample sale.
009: I like this one because a first look, it's a fairly staid design (is that even a thing with a Christmas jumper?!), but it lights up!
010: Festive Muppets? A winner for my best friend who starts the festivities off every year with a rewatch of A Muppet Christmas Carol.
Do any of these take your fancy? I have a discount code for IWOOT if anyone wants it. Use CHARXMAS for 30% off.
Of course, I've been considering making myself a Christmas jumper for a while now, too. I really love Andi Satturland's Julgran pattern - but who knows which Christmas it will be before I actually find time to knit one for myself.