Recreate Princess Diana’s jumper looks for winter weather – ‘made them her own’

A pocket of society still 'reveres' Princess Diana says Ian Lloyd

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Princess Diana’s jumpers were so iconic and now royal fans can knit their own jumpers this December, inspired by the late Princess. The UK’s leading craft supplier, LoveCrafts, offered how-to’s, patterns and kits to for how to make jumpers just like Diana’s, perfect for the winter weather. Princess Diana stole the hearts of the public and later became the Royal Family’s most influential fashion icon.

From the famous black sheep sweater, now part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s permanent collection, to her love for classic Aran jumpers, bold oversized knits teamed with floaty skirts, and knitted jackets paired with jeans, Diana had a knitted number to suit every occasion.

With Diana’s love of the knitted jumper in mind, LoveCrafts have shown how royal fans can recreate some of Diana’s most famous looks.

The Perfect Bow

There is nothing more alluring and fancy than a giant bow.

Princess Diana was about practical femininity, meaning her bows had to be practical enough to wear for running in her sons’ school egg and spoon race.

Fans can recreate the look with Kate Bellando’s Sailor Sweater with a perfect intarsia bow.

Flock Appeal

Princess Diana wore this iconic black sheep jumper just after her engagement to Prince Charles.

Designed by Warm & Wonderful in 1979, the look was flung back into the spotlight after Harry Styles wore a similar sweater vest version this summer and it was announced the famous sheep jumper is being reissued.

Fans can get the look with P/hop’s vintage pattern.

The Sweater Vest

The sweater vest, a bit like the collared jumper is having something of a revival.

Fans can get the Diana look by teaming their knitted tank top with a pastel coloured shirt.

Royal Hue

A pop of colour, gingham cropped trousers and a white shirt, is the definition of casual chic.

Everyone, like Diana herself, needs a plain knitted cardi in their wardrobe.

Wild at Heart

A spokesperson for LoveCrafts told “Diana didn’t just follow the trends, she wore classic looks and made them her own, and that’s what made her a style muse.”

If fans love vintage-inspired knits and they want to learn how to embroider, they can get the look with Debbie Bliss’s Beryl cardigan.

This cardigan is knitted flat and seamed, with sweet embroidered flowers added afterwards using simple embroidery stitches.

Sweet Sophistication

Diana looked lovely in this fluffy, pastel pink knit jacket, worn over the top of a dress.

Fans can get the look with Rico’s longline knitted jacket, made in Rico Fashion Light Luxury, a glorious blend with Alpaca and Wool to keep you seriously snug.

Run Free

Diana’s Fair Isle jumper which she wore at the age of 19, shows how it should be done.

The Fair Isle jumper, turtleneck and corduroy trousers, will be the perfect ensemble for a countryside stroll this winter.

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