If you were a follower of fashion in the eighties, you may recall sweaters sporting reindeer motifs, Christmas trees and holiday scenes complete with blinking lights and jingle bells. Some fads repeat themselves, and this tongue-in-cheek style of festive attire is currently hip and happening again, with holiday get-togethers encouraging guests to show up in the most garish novelty pullovers they can find, and office parties sponsoring ‘tacky sweater’ contests all in the spirit of the season. This trend has sparked renewed interest in knitting intarsia and fairisle styles, maintaining a yuletide theme without going over the top.
With the countdown to the holiday season ticking away, here is a look at the Top Ten Festive Knits from Sirdar’s latest collection-
Reminiscent of sixties ski lodge style, this sharp looking shawl collar pullover has charming appeal. Knit in Country Style DK from Sirdar, a washable wool blend featuring a range of thirty plus shades.
A friendly reindeer face makes this cheery red pullover hard to resist for kids aged two to thirteen years. Knit in Sirdar’s very durable Wash ‘n’ Wear Double Crepe DK, with a palette of twenty-one shades.
Adorable in crisp ‘holly red’, a hooded jacket with matching booties is not limited to just the festive season. Sized from birth to two years. Knit in a true Sirdar classic, Snuggly DK, a yarn that is oh-so-soft for babies.
Bring a beloved Christmas tale to life and melt a few hearts with this cosy snowman pullover available in a wide range of sizes to fit tots to teens. Knit in one of Sirdar’s best-selling yarns, Wash ‘n’ Wear Double Crepe DK.
The snowflake motif has been a fashion template since the fifties, this season change it up with an elegant black and white colour scheme. This is a truly comfortable style to wear during the holidays and all winter long. Knit in Click Chunky by Sirdar, a popular wool and acrylic blend available in forty-three shades.
For a cosy alternative to sweaters and cardigans, this sassy poncho will brighten up the holiday season and delight a mini fashionista. Plus it is super quick to knit in two strips with an added border. Knit in ‘red poppy’, one of more than forty choices in Supersoft Aran from Sirdar.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas……………..and a smiling snowman sweater. Wouldn’t this make a great gift idea for a grade school teacher? Knit in Country Style DK, a washable wool blend with a light and lofty feel.
Don’t leave out the gents when it comes to knitting up a fun holiday-themed pullover. This cheerful Santa design will create plenty of buzz around the tree this year. Knit in Country Style DK, and shown above in ‘cobalt blue’.
Picture perfect! A special three-piece Santa suit for baby’s first Christmas. Just imagine all the photo ops when friends and family gather together. Knit in Snuggly DK and edged in your choice of Funky Fur or Snowflake Chunky.