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By Wunderlabel on 11/29/2021

Ugly Xmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater - 8 Ideas with Knitting Patterns

The Ugly Christmas Sweater used to be considered a fashion faux pas, as its name suggests. But now it is an increasingly popular trend. Tacky, funny, brightly coloured, maybe even cheeky, but definitely not ugly if worn at the right time.

What are the hallmarks of the Ugly Christmas Sweater?

Typical of the Ugly Christmas Sweater is the abundant use of Christmas patterns, mostly in red, green and blue. There are a variety of common patterns for funny Christmas jumpers: comical depictions of snowmen, reindeer and Christmas trees, animals with Santa hats, Scandinavian motifs, jacquard patterns, as well as any kind of pompom and felt appliqués. Everything is allowed! The main thing is that your Ugly Sweater is eye-catching at Christmas, brings festive cheer and makes people smile.

Ugly Xmas Jumper

Another thing to note about the Ugly Christmas Sweater is that it is loved by all: No matter what age, men, women and children alike are happy to put aside their more formal wardrobe and wrap up in a cosy Christmas jumper instead. And it doesn't get any better than sitting in front of a crackling fireplace with the family in your festive attire or even having a crazy Ugly Christmas Sweater party with your friends. The Ugly Christmas Sweater has become a major trend!

Making Your Own Christmas Jumper 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters can be more than just funny. A hand-knitted Christmas jumper can also be quite endearing, like Mark Darcy's in the film "Bridget Jones's Diary". Get creative with your pattern. We have some ideas to help you make your very own Christmas jumper. Choose from one of our lovely motifs: Winter birds with red berries, a Christmas tree on a black background, a cute reindeer or Father Christmas with a red pointed hat.
Your handmade Christmas jumper will become more and more cosy and become a firm favourite as with each passing year.  Ugly Xmas Sweaters will never go out of fashion, making them a highly sustainable item. Have a look at our easy two-tone Christmas patterns that are also great for beginners. You just have to take special care to knit with an even tension when working two yarns.   Here is how to make your own Ugly Christmas Sweater:

Pattern key:
X - Knit in contrasting colour

Wunderlabel Knitting Pattern 1 - Scandinavian Circle

Scandinavian circle pattern

Wunderlabel Knitting Pattern 2 - Bear

Bear pattern

Wunderlabel Knitting Pattern 3 -  Paws

Paws pattern

Wunderlabel Knitting Pattern 4  - Reindeer

Reindeer pattern

You can also combine several patterns and create a unique Christmas pattern. Experienced knitters can try out multi-coloured patterns. With so many colours and patterns at your disposal, you'll be able to use your creativity to the maximum.  

Ugly Christmas Sweater as a present

These adorable sweaters can make wonderful gifts for family and friends, especially if they are personalised. For the perfect finishing touch to your Ugly Christmas Sweater, embellish it with one of our labels. For beautiful gift wrapping, design custom stickers with either your text and up to 3 symbols or with your own logo. And don't forget to add a care label to your Ugly Christmas Sweater to make sure it is washed properly. 

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