Did the Christmas jumper – with its over-the-top, graceless charm – wear down our innate understanding that all knitwear should be as simple as possible? Over the years, this seasonal staple has crept into our consciousness like a bad sprout and made a lasting cultural impact. Because now, especially after Harry Styles rode his patchwork JW Anderson cardigan into viral ubiquity, the jumper has been transformed.
These days, a knit has to be striking in order to work. But let’s be clear: I’m not talking about bad caricatures woven into wool; alarmingly cosy words shouting at you in a