Are you a novelty knitwear person?
Do you wear your jaunty Christmas jumper with pride? Or do visions of Gyles Brandreth and Noel Edmond dance before your eyes in a haze of static-y acrylic, warning you off?
1. It’s £670 quid – you could probably get a real polar bear for that.
2. This is the back:
Christmas knitwear aside, there’s a strange lack of patterns for hilarious novelty jumpers on Ravelry. I have seriously contemplated knitting this one, which is too a bit tasteful to qualify:
But the best novelty knitwear on Ravelry has to be by the amazingly talented Spilly Jane. Behold the pint of beer socks and the German sausage mittens:
The only novelty knitting I’ve attempted so far is this, my ’70s Care Bear’ hat, so called because of the retro brown and orange hearts.
It’s actually the ‘From Norway with love’ hat. I gave it to my ex-flatmate as it looked much better on her than on me.
Do you approve of the rehabilitation of the naff jumper? Where do you stand on novelty knitwear?