What’s an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party?

The ugly Christmas sweater party is a holiday tradition that’s been going on for decades. Whether you’ve been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party or want to host your own, you’ll have a blast at one of these casual and thematic holiday events.

How the Ugly Christmas Sweater Was Born

The history of the ugly Christmas sweater starts in the 1980s. Around this time, intarsia knitting – knitting a pattern or image with different colors of yarn – was all the rage. Classes were taught at local rec centers, and anyone who considered themselves crafty picked up the technique.

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