In 2011 I was one of a group of knitters commissioned by ATM Artists to knit Christmas jumpers for the Miike Snow group promotion. Miike Snow is a Swedish indie pop band formed in 2007. The jumper shown above was knitted on a Brother 950i electronic knitting machine. Techniques – intarsia, fairisle and hand embroidery.
The jumper proved to be very popular and is considered by some to be one of the best Christmas jumper designs. It featured on NME online in an article entitled ’25 Christmas present ideas for music lovers’. Celebrities seen wearing the jumper include Radio 1 DJ Greg James in The Guardian 2011, and Peter Tong on his Facebook page.
In 2011 fans of the band could win a jumper by answering this question.
Many music band have designed their own Christmas jumpers. Take a look at ‘10 Christmas Band Jumpers you will want to rock this December‘ and decide if you think Miike Snow’s jumper it one of the best.
Miike Snow released a free hand knitted version of the pattern. This can no longer be found online so I thought I would provide a link to my copy here as I often get requests.