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Where to buy Kate's cosy Christmas jumper and eight affordable Fair Isle alternatives

The Princess of Wales recently wore a cosy £179 cream-coloured jumper. (Kensington Palace/PA)

If you're in need of a new Christmas jumper, why not take inspiration from the Princess of Wales, who recently sported a classic Fair Isle knit to celebrate the festive season?

In a video posted on Twitter, she wore a cosy £179 cream knit from Holland Cooper to add the final few touches on a Christmas tree, ahead of the Together At Christmas carol service.

It will be her first since taking on the title of Princess of Wales and is expected to pay homage to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Due to take place in Westminster Abbey on 15 December, if you're keen to watch, it will also be televised on ITV1 on Christmas Eve at 7pm.

This isn't the first time we've spotted Kate in this Fair Isle jumper. She first wore it to read a bedtime story – The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson in case you were wondering – for CBeebies to mark Children's Mental Health Week in February 2022.

Unsurprisingly, the jumper is currently sold out but it's still available to shop in soft grey and black.

Why we rate it

The iconic Fair Isle print is a timeless design that will never go out of style, and while it's pretty pricey, it can be worn for years to come.

The chunky roll neck will keep a blustery winter chill away, while the beautiful gold hardware on the cuffs and shoulders adds a luxury touch, and the extra soft yarn fabric will ensure you're warm and cosy at all times.

With the royal seal of approval from Kate, this is going straight in our basket.

Buy it now: Fairisle Knit | £179 from Holland Cooper

£179 at Holland Cooper

What the reviews say

On Holland Cooper's website, there's no shortage of rave reviews of this cosy knit. Here's what some had to say:

  • "Lovely thick luxurious warm jumper."

  • "Beautiful jumper - soft and warm! I’m really pleased with it."

  • "The jumper is gorgeous and very well made! Another lovely from purchase from Holland Cooper!"

  • "Love this knit! It’s so soft and comfortable and it has a lovely festive, wintery feel. I wore it dressed up to the Christmas markets and it was lovely and warm and perfect for the occasion, also worn more causally for some shopping round the Trafford centre so a great knit for every event, want the other colours now!"

8 high street alternatives to shop now

If you're keen to snap up a similar style but are shopping with a lower budget, don't worry, as we've found eight designs on the high street which are just as chic.

Fair Isle Jumper | £65 (Was £130) from Boden

Hobbs Aleena Wool Blend Jumper | £110 from John Lewis

Fair Isle Funnel Neck Jumper | £55 from Marks & Spencer

Recycled Blend Fair Isle Relaxed Jumper | £24.50 (Was £35) from Marks & Spencer

Superdry Vintage Slouchy Fairisle Pattern Jumper | £55 from Next


VERO MODA Fairisle Christmas Print Cosy Jumper | £38 from Next

Sequin Yolk Fairisle Womens Jumper | £49.99 from Joules

Handknitted Sweater | £94.95 from Etsy

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