10 Christmas jumper knitting patterns

Published on 20 November 2018 4 min read

What better way to express your extreme obsession with all things Christmas than with a fabulously festive jumper? Get into the holiday spirit this year by knitting your way through these jumper patterns that everyone in the family will love!

1. Junior Christmas Jumper by Susan Crawford

This Christmas, knit your little ones a jumper featuring one of their favourite parts of the season: Father Christmas’ reindeer. In a classic Christmas green, with contrasting white for the reindeer, this jumper for ages 1 to 8, has an element of fun while still being a favourite they’ll want to bring out every year. They’ll be longing to dash through the snow in this cosy knit!

Junior Christmas Jumper in Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply
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Junior Christmas Jumper in Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply

By Susan Crawford

2. Sleigh Ride Sweater by Paintbox Yarns

A festive jumper is for life, not just for Christmas, that’s what we say! The perfect wintry themed number will see you through the entire season, through chilly January and the cold dregs of February. And we have just the ticket. The Sleigh Ride Sweater in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran is the perfect intermediate knit. Using the Fair Isle technique, this cute-as-a-button pine tree motif knit will become a firm favourite!

Sleigh Ride Sweater in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran - Downloadable PDF
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Sleigh Ride Sweater in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran - Downloadable PDF

By Paintbox Yarns

3. Maxfield Sweater by Martin Storey

If the man in your life refuses to embrace a novelty Christmas knit this year, then this DK weight jumper in Rowan Felted Tweed could be the one that eases him into Christmas knits. This colourwork jumper can be knitted in his (or your!) favourite colours and worn for every mulled wine occasion and late night shopping trip. Trust us, a few years of Christmas joy with this gorgeous jumper and he’ll be ready to graduate to a cartoon snowman with a 3D nose!

Maxfield Sweater in Rowan Felted Tweed DK - D211 - Downloadable PDF
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Maxfield Sweater in Rowan Felted Tweed DK - D211 - Downloadable PDF

By Rowan

4. Locksley by Emily Ringelman

Knit your little ones a classic Fair Isle jumper that they won’t want to take off this Christmas! This worsted weight knit with arrow motif and a shawl collar is the perfect blend of Christmas cheer and classic style, making for an essential festive knit.

Locksley
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Locksley

By Emily Ringelman

5. Skógafjall by Dianna Walla

Think of Christmas jumpers and images of bright and dazzling reds, over-the-top textures and novelty prints spring to mind. But stop right there. Christmas jumper season doesn’t have to mean garish. If you’re looking for something that is understated in a sublime palette, then the Skógafjall jumper with a pine tree motif by Dianna Walla is the jumper for you. The sleeves and the body of this Scandi-style jumper are worked in the round from the bottom up, ending in the yoke and neckline.

Skógafjall
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Skógafjall

By Dianna Walla

6. The Grete Sweater by Knitting Inna

Knitted in the loveliest and softest yarn, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, the Grete Sweater is the perfect addition to everyone’s festive wardrobe. This knit is a best-selling Norwegian-style design that can be knitted in your favourite colour combination. We’re particularly enjoying the nordic blue hues - Lagoon and Mist, paired with white and green detailing.

The Grete Sweater
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The Grete Sweater

By Knitting Inna

Hornshaw Sweater by Martin Storey

Ever since Bridget Jones entered our lives, we’ve all been hoping for our very own Mr Darcy to walk in donning a reindeer Christmas jumper. Well ladies, you’re in luck as the Hornshaw Sweater by Rowan designer, Martin Storey is here! Featuring a classic reindeer on the front, and knitted primarily in forest green Rowan Big Wool, this jumper is one to swoon over this Christmas.

Hornshaw Sweater in Rowan Big Wool - D209 - Downloadable PDF
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Hornshaw Sweater in Rowan Big Wool - D209 - Downloadable PDF

By Rowan

8. Unisex Christmas Jumper by Monica Russell

Red, the colour of Father Christmas’ rosy cheeks, sparkly tree baubles, and glossy holly berries, makes it a classic Christmas colour that we all flock to whenever December comes around. If you’re Christmas wardrobe lacks this signature colour, then this unisex jumper by Monica Russell is an ideal addition. Knitted in DK yarn with a contrasting white snowflake pattern, this jazzy jumper is the best companion for all of your Christmas outings.

Unisex Christmas Jumper and Hat for 1 -8yr olds
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Unisex Christmas Jumper and Hat for 1 -8yr olds

By Monica Russel

9. Christmas Tree Children’s Sweater by Intarsia

We couldn’t create a list of Christmas jumper patterns without including an adorable novelty knit. This novelty jumper is one that both you and your children will love with its happy Christmas tree that spreads the Christmas joy wherever it goes. Knit this fun jumper in your favourite festive colours for your little ones to really get into the spirit of Christmas this year.

Intarsia - Simple Christmas Tree Chart - Childrens Sweater
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Intarsia - Simple Christmas Tree Chart - Childrens Sweater

By Instarsia

10. Snowslide by Myriam Forneris

We believe that it’s perfectly fine to continuously wear the same jumper at Christmastime, because like the availability of brandy custard, the Christmas jumper has a limited acceptable showtime, and you have to take advantage of it! This year, we bring you a new option for your Christmas knit that you’ll want to wear everyday, all day long! Traditional Fair Isle jumpers and novelty knits may not be your thing, but if you’re after something modern that still has that Christmassy vibe, then the Snowslide is the Christmas knit for you. This jumper by Myriam Forneris is knitted in bright and happy shades of red and classic snowflake white. It’s a lovely contemporary knit that you’ll be wearing until the brandy custard leaves the supermarket shelves!

Snowslide
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Snowslide

By Myriam Forneris

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