One thing that I miss about not living in a cold winter climate, is not being able to wear cozy winter sweaters. We only have a few days each winter that are deemed sweater weather. I love fair isle pattern. When I got my first job as a teenage, one of the first things I purchased was a purple fair isle sweater from The Gap. I hung on to that sweater for a long time. I have since let it go to make room for newer fair isle sweaters. I made these ugly Christmas sweaters a few years back, which were a big hit. I hope these sweaters a just as popular.
This is the sweater cookie cutter that I used. Here is another great sweater cutter. The fun part about making these cookies is that you can use any color combination you like. I made a few with traditional Christmas colors and a few non-traditional. I used this stencil to achieve the fair isle pattern. Soon as I saw this stencil, I knew I had to own it and makes these sweater cookies. Start by piping and flooding the entire sweater in whatever color you choose, allowing it to dry completely. I airbrushed two of cookies with the stencil and I used royal icing on the other two. I'm not the best at the royal icing technique (I need more practice), but I like the way it looks more. Place the stencil on top of the cookies. Spread a thin layer of very thick royal over the stencil. When you remove the stencil, the pattern will be left on the cookie. Here is a really good video showing the technique.
Bust out your favorite Christmas sweater this weekend and wear it around!