32 Knitted Christmas Jumper Patterns

Christmas jumpers are now a festive staple, but why not stand out in a sea of high-street versions by knitting your own? These knitted Christmas jumper patterns are the perfect projects now the nights are drawing in! So curl up, grab your needles and get knitting a Christmas jumper you’ll treasure!

Be holiday ready with these 32 Knitted Christmas Jumper Patterns

Christmas is often characterized as a joyous holiday filled with a family get-together, tree decorating, and gift-giving. What better way to celebrate this than by sporting something sure to spread some holiday cheer: a Christmas sweater? Whether you fancy wearing a tremendously tacky tree-inspired jumper or want to opt for something classy and cool, all these patterns are going to come in handy! I want to treat myself to one of these picks!


1. Christmas Tree Sweater Knitting Pattern by Originally Lovely

This classic crewneck style sweater is designed with a textured tree detailing at the waist. The unique design will be sure to find a home in your winter wardrobe as both a Christmas sweater during the holidays and as a classic addition to your cold weather wardrobe. Make one for yourself or give it as a gift, this sweater is a real joy to knit.  

Christmas Tree Sweater Knitting Pattern by Originally Lovely

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2. Xmas Wonderland Knitted Christmas Sweater Pattern by Happy Love Co

Who’s in the mood for a festive, happy quick knitting project? This sweater is waiting for you! Knit up on size 15 mm needles, it’ll be finished in no time. It boasts an oversized boxy body fit with very oversized, exaggerated sleeves. It’s cozy and will have you looking festive and fabulous all season long! 

Xmas Wonderland Knitted Sweater Pattern by Happy Love Co

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3. Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Oge Designs

This sweet little Christmas jumper has a big front pocket (to keep their special little trinkets in), with Reindeers and love hearts splashed across the chest. It’s designed to be a very generous fit, with plenty of ease.

The pattern comes with Fair Isle charts for each individual size. You could break away from the traditional red and white and use blue and white, which also looks very effective.

Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Oge Designs

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4. My First Holiday Sweater Knitting Pattern by Sewrella

This adult sized knit sweater is the perfect thing to wear for holiday parties and all the festive winter time activities! You knit it bottom up in the round with easy stockinette stitches and simple colorwork.

My First Holiday Sweater Knitting Pattern by Sewrella

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5. Reindeer Knitted Holiday Sweater Pattern by Yarnspirations

Everyone loves their fun holiday sweater, so why not trade-up for this festive favorite? This pattern will help you complete a warm and toasty sweater that puts everyone in the Christmas mood. Needless to say, it makes a classic gift of the season.

Reindeer Knitted Holiday Sweater Pattern by Yarnspirations

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6. Sleigh Ride Sweater Knitting Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

If you want a Christmas jumper but you want something to wear throughout the winter, this is a beautiful sweater dotted throughout with little fir trees worked using the Fair Isle technique. The collar, hem and cuffs are dipped with your chosen contrast color, and this project is knitted flat and seamed. A great introduction to simple stranded colorwork, and a jumper you will wear for years to come!

Sleigh Ride Sweater Knitting Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

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7. Traditional Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by Jenny Watson Designs

The traditional chrsitmas jumper is designed for the fair isle loving knitter. With delicate detailing this jumper is sure to be a shw stopper! I’d love to create this fun design and I am sure you will love making it, too!

Traditional Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by Jenny Watson Designs

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8. Unisex Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Monica Russel

Ensure your little one is stylish this Christmas in a jumper and matching hat in festive colors. The photo below is for a toddler but the pattern has graded sizing and can fit up to an 8 year old. 

Unisex Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Monica Russel

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9. Festive Nordic Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Prima

Fairisle knits and Scandinavian jumpers are now a favorite every winter — put a stylish spin on this year’s Christmas jumper tradition with this cozy Festive Nordic knit.

Festive Nordic Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Prima

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10. Knitted Christmas Tree Sweater Pattern by Ewelina Murach

Stockinette and garter stitch plus some bobbles and a bit of Christmas magic and you’ll have a cute Christmas sweater for your little (or bigger) one.

Knitted Christmas Tree Sweater Pattern by Ewelina Murach

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11. Knitted Santa Baby Sweater Pattern by Red Heart

Knit a hooded sweater to keep baby warm while enjoying the holiday season. We’ve shown it in traditional Santa red, but you can delight in selecting any color for your tiny elf! It’s perfect to wear for the family Christmas card picture!

Knitted Santa Baby Sweater Pattern by Red Heart

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12. Rockin’ Reindeer Richard Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by The Woolly Badger

Why buy a cheap, throwaway Christmas jumper, when you can knit one to treasure year after year? With cute Reindeer motifs, Christmas trees, and festive colour palette, Rockin’ Reindeer, Richard is as Christmassy as can be. With twisted rib detailing, and beautiful stranded colourwork, it’s a Christmas jumper to be proud of.

Rockin’ Reindeer Richard Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by The Woolly Badger

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13. Cracker Jumper Knitting Pattern by Mia A

As someone who has never owned a Christmas jumper, I want something with a subtle nod to Christmas but that could be worn year round. A jumper shouldn’t just be for Christmas! This Cracker Jumper is just the right sweater for that. This is so versatile with colors that it doesn’t even need to look festive and it’s also a great knit to use up scrap yarn on the stripes.

Inspired by a pulled Christmas cracker, you will use a striking chevron stitch to create its jagged hem. The sleeves were inspired by the making of snow balls dipping them in to snow.

Cracker Jumper Knitting Pattern by Mia A

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14. Mens Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Network

This festive knitting pattern for men makes a seriously stylish Christmas sweater! Its subtle design of a pine tree in snow is very subdued.

Mens Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Network

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15. Knitted Snowflake Christmas Jumper Pattern by Let’s Knit

Christmas jumpers are all the rage, with patterns from snowflakes to snowmen, penguins to reindeer. This festive red-and-white number is knitted using using stranded colourwork techniques across the yoke to create a Nordic inspired knit. The white snowflake yarn contains a hint of mohair, making the pattern area light and fluffy. 

Knitted Snowflake Christmas Jumper Pattern by Let's Knit

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16. Sleigh Queen Sweater Knitting Pattern by Tsuki Mountain Fibres

This cute crop sweater is just the thing to get you through the fall and winter season. It features an adorable yoke with duplicate stitch, bobbles, and three color stranded details. Worked with 0-2″ of ease for a snug fit and slight decrease at the waist for a subtle shape. It’s perfect to get you into that Holiday spirit!

Sleigh Queen Sweater Knitting Pattern by Tsuki Mountain Fibres

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17. Christmas Jumper Knitting Patterns by Gathered

Your little one will spread Christmas cheer far and wide when they put on one of these sweaters! This Christmas jumper knitting pattern comes in two designs, a Christmas tree and a snowman, and five sizes to fit from newborn to three years.

Fun to make and a great way to practice your colourwork, I think these Christmas jumpers would be perfect for festive parties, family photos, and even the special day itself.

Christmas Jumper Knitting Patterns by Gathered

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18. Knitted Christmas Fox Sweater Pattern by Mrs Meese Makes

I don’t think this Christmas Fox Sweater will fit in the “Ugly” sweater category — this one is rather cute! Raglan sleeves, a round neck and a positive ease sizing of approximately 2 inches, means this will be comfy over a thin jumper or loose enough to conceal the extra Christmas pud eaten.

Knitted Christmas Fox Sweater Pattern by Mrs Meese Makes

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19. Knitted Snowflake Sweater Pattern by Dorothy Shaw

A quick-to-knit winter sweater that’s interesting and enjoyable to knit, this will make an ideal Christmas jumper or just a general winter warmer.

Knitted Snowflake Sweater Pattern by Dorothy Shaw

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20. Alpine Peaks Jumper Knitting Pattern by Sophie McKane

Named for Europe’s largest mountain range, this fun jumper will have you dreaming of holidays in the Alps. Channel your inner desire to travel to France, Italy, Switzerland or Germany this winter, and knit up a new sweater for the babies and kids in your life. Knit in seasonal colors, Alpine Peaks would be the perfect choice for a modern “Christmas Jumper”.

Alpine Peaks Jumper Knitting Pattern by Sophie McKane

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21. Yuletide Yoke Knitted Christmas Sweater Pattern by Yarnspirations

Gifting for kids is easy with this toasty piece that’s waiting under the Christmas tree! Knit it with the colors shown to finish an iconic holiday sweater, or make it more contemporary with your favorite shades for personalizing to perfection. It’s all yours in kids’ 4 – 10 year old sizes. 

Yuletide Yoke Knitted Christmas Sweater Pattern by Yarnspirations

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22. Knitted Christmas Jumpers For All The Family by Let’s Knit

Celebrate the season with these brilliant jumpers for the whole clan! There are three designs and instructions are given for all sizes. The Penguin Chart is for first three sizes, the Snowmen Chart is for middle three sizes and the Reindeer Chart is for the largest three sizes.

Knitted Christmas Jumpers For All The Family by Let's Knit

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23. Rockin Robin Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern by Jane Burns

A Robin is not just for Christmas, you can easily remove the little Santa hat after the seasonal festivities and extend the life of this little sweater. A drop shoulder style sweater with button fastening at the neck, this is as simple to knit as it is to wear. The Robin is a small intarsia panel with the Wing and Hat sewn on at the end.

Rockin Robin Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern by Jane Burns

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24. Merry AF Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs

 Here’s an easy knitting pattern to create your own Christmas jumper. Finished with a festive slogan which can be knit using colourwork or duplicate stitch.

Merry AF Knitted Christmas Jumper Pattern by Lauren Aston Designs

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25. Deer Little One Baby Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by Monica Russel

Keep them warm, even if there are a million snow flurries this Christmas, with this sweet sweater. Consider switching your colors, knitting a cream base colour with sweet red reindeer.

Deer Little One Baby Christmas Jumper Knitting Pattern by Monica Russel

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26. Top-Down Christmas Tree Yoke Sweater Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

Less is more with this fitted and flattering Nordic-inspired knit. I love the soft cream shade, while the tree motifs add an elegant splash of color. It’s knitted in 4ply yarn which means it will take longer to make but it’s definitely worth the investment. The pattern is worked from the top down so there is barely any sewing up to do! 

Top-Down Christmas Tree Yoke Sweater Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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27. Knitted Reindeer Jumper Pattern by Jane Reay

This fun jumper has nordic style reindeer around the yoke and a front neck fastening. It is worked in rows but the calculations on the yoke make it also suitable for knitting in rounds. The red noses are embroidered on afterwards. They give the jumpers a festive feel, perfect those cold days of winter.

Knitted Reindeer Jumper Pattern by Jane Reay

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28. Knitted Christmas Day Sweater Pattern by Knitting For Breakfast

“Christmas Day” is a nice and soft sweater perfect for Christmas holidays with an oversized fit. It consists of a series of small Greek in fair isle style, knitted in three colors. This sweater is worked in round from the top-down, with a round yoke. 

Knitted Christmas Day Sweater Pattern by Knitting For Breakfast

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29. Maxfield Sweater Knitting Pattern by Martin Storey

If the man in your life refuses to embrace a novelty Christmas knit this year, then this DK weight jumper could be the one that eases him into Christmas knits. This colorwork jumper can be knitted in his favorite colors and worn for every mulled wine occasion and late night shopping trip.

Maxfield Sweater Knitting Pattern by Martin Storey

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30. Holly Sweater Knitting Pattern by Hanne Rimmen

For many of us, holly branches equals Christmas, and I can’t image a holiday arrangement or decoration without them. The decorative branch with pointy dark green leaves and Christmas red berries is the inspiration for this design. I just love that this pattern gives 2 options: a low and a high (turtleneck) ribbed neck band to give your sweater the right level of coziness.

Holly Sweater Knitting Pattern by Hanne Rimmen

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31. Sleepy Santa Sweater Knitting Pattern by Drops Design

Capture the magic of Santa Claus with this warm and whimsical Sleepy Santa Sweater. This child size sweater features a ribbed hem, rolled cuffs, and a delightful Santa design with 3D hat and beard.

Sleepy Santa Sweater Knitting Pattern by Drops Design

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32. Holiday Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

Can we not forget about our four-legged buddy? Show your affection by making pup a knit sweater that gets him excited about braving the colder days! Bring life to a clever style featuring a candy cane striped turtleneck and buttons at the neck and chest for easy dressing. Customize colors to complete a thoughtful gift for any dog owner. Choose from 4 sizes to fit most canines.

Also see: Dog Sweater Knitting patterns

Holiday Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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IF IT’S A TRADITION IN YOUR FAMILY OR WORKPLACE TO DON A CHRISTMAS SWEATER COME DECEMBER, HAVE A GO AT MAKING SOME OF THESE KNITTED CHRISTMAS JUMPER PATTERNS.

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