Novelty Knits for Christmas: It’s Novelty Knitwear time!! Whether you’re feeling festive or are entering a Best Christmas Jumper competition, there’s every excuse to ramp up the fun factor this season.

We’ve run our own Best Christmas Jumper selection and found our favourites for all the family. From stylish through to sensational, do you dare to wear?!

 

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TREETOPS CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Featuring a nighttime woodland scene, and with chunky cuffs and neck.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Stylish but a little sober = 7.5

PRICE: £69.95 from Joules.

V BY VERY PATTERN FAIR ISLE CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Classic crew neck jumper with stag’s head Fair Isle pattern.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Traditional with a jolly twist = 8

PRICE: £25 from Very.co.uk

JACK & JONES CHRISTMAS NOVELTY JUMPER

Choose the green colourway with penguin design, or grey with Santa design.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Flair with fun = 9

PRICE: £25 from House of Fraser.

ASOS CHRISTMAS JUMPER IN LAMBSWOOL WITH STAG DESIGN

Featuring a soft-touch knit and ribbed trims, this jumper has a Christmas stag design.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Snuggly and stylish = 8.5

PRICE: £30 from ASOS.

DUKE PLUS CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Soft-touch knit, ribbed cuffs and hem and 3D pom-pom buttons complete this Christmas design.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Who dares wins! = 10

PRICE: £32 from ASOS.

WOMEN

FESTIVE INTARSIA TERRIER DOG JUMPER

Crafted from a super-soft cotton mix and adorned with a high quality intarsia, it’s sure to shine all season long.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Bright and cheerful with the cute factor = 8

PRICE: £49.95 from Joules.

CASHMERE FAIR ISLE SWEATER

Soft cashmere sweater featuring a classic Fair Isle design. Available in three colourways: Heather Dove/Soft White (pictured), Opal/Soft White and Oyster/Soft White.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Subtle design in luxurious fabric = 7.5

PRICE: £99 from Pure Collection.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Made with a dash of merino wool and luxurious cashmere, this jumper is cut in a Semi-fitted style.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Cheerful and characterful = 9

PRICE: £75 from Boden.

SNOWFLAKE COATIGAN

A luxury baby alpaca wool mix coatigan made in Great Britain.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Seriously cosy and fairly festive = 8

PRICE: £199 from Celtic & Co.

V BY VERY MISTLETOE EMBELLISHED CHRISTMAS TUNIC JUMPER

Crew neck jumper in a longer tunic style with embellished mistletoe design.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: We can’t resist a bit of bling! = 10

PRICE: £28 from Very.co.uk

YUMI SEQUIN SLOGAN CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Navy colour novelty christmas jumper with a sequin slogan that says ‘Let it Snow’.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Sequins say it in style = 8.5

PRICE: £40 from House of Fraser.

NEW LOOK SEQUIN EMBELLISHED CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Soft-touch knit crew neck with dropped shoulders, ribbed cuffs and hem and sequin embellishments.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Subtle sparkle with a bold pattern = 8

PRICE: £19.99 from ASOS.

KIDS

JINGLES REINDEER FACE JUMPER – SILVER GREY MARL

‘Jingles’ the reindeer takes pride of place on this grey jumper – which contains only natural yarns. He has been made with a hand-finished intarsia knit and has a 3D pom-pom for a nose, plus jacquard detailing on the hem. Age 0 months through to 6 years.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Cosy and charming = 7.5

PRICE: £30–£32 from The White Company.

FAIR ISLE CARDIGAN

Colourful Fair Isle knitted cardigan with snowman design. Various other designs and colours available (the blue one has horses!). Ages 2–14 years.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Gorgeous and cheerful = 8

PRICE: £32–£37 from Boden.

MINI V BY VERY TREE REX BOYS CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Give your little elf a roar-some festive outfit with this cool Christmas jumper from Mini V by Very. Age 3 months–6 years.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Original and dino-tastic = 10

PRICE: £15–£17 from Very.co.uk

YUMI GIRLS CHRISTMAS REINDEER JUMPER

Features a reindeer motif with colourful 3D pom-poms, a sequin nose and textured fluffy scarf. Age 3–12 years.

NOVELTY KNIT RATING: Sequins and pom-poms – you can’t go wrong! = 10

PRICE: £28.50 from House of Fraser.

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