If it’s a tradition in your family or workplace to don a Christmas sweater come December, why not have a go at making your own? Whether you fancy wearing a tremendously tacky tree-inspired jumper or want to opt for something classy and cool, all these patterns are free to download. And with Save The Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day taking place on Friday 18th December this year, you’ve still got enough time to whip up one of these beauties.
Daring: The 'Throw Everything At It' One
Designer Kim Cameron has won national awards for her ugly sweaters - that’s serious dedication to the craft! There’s something disconcerting about the reindeer’s bulging eyes… Fancy giving it a go? The pattern is free!
Darling: The 'Keep It Classy' One
Similar to designs you’ll see on the high street this year, this classy red-and-white number is knitted using stranded colourwork techniques across the yoke to create a Nordic-inspired
knit. Get the free pattern today.
Daring: The 'Does This Suit Me?' One
TV presenter Matt Baker doesn’t look entirely convinced about this jazzy number. Get the free pattern here.
Darling: The 'Mrs Weasley' One
Mrs Weasley ensured no one felt the cold at Christmas with her annual presentation of oversized initial sweaters, although she did have enchanted needles to help! Knit your own here.
Daring: The 'Squish My Pom-Poms' One
Let’s face it: it’s the row of squishable red pom-pom noses that turn this Rudolph jumper from forgettable to fantastic. Find the free pattern here.
Darling: The 'Subtle Snowflake' One
Use lace stitches to create this gorgeous snowflake design. The pattern can be downloaded here.
Daring: The 'I'm Really A Tree' One
Melissa created this marvel for an ‘Ugly Sweater’ competition. Unsurprisingly, she won! Try the pattern yourself here.
Darling: The "This Is Going In The Family Album" One
Download this pattern from the Save the Children website and put your little one in it on Christmas Jumper Day.