The temperature is dropping, there’s already a distinct aroma of pumpkin spice latte in the air, and the supermarkets have started selling Christmas chocolate – which means it’s time to start delving into the gigantic suitcase full of knitwear that I keep under my bed. As a child of the 1980s, I remember a dizzying array of homemade jumpers featuring everyone’s favourite fandoms, from Care Bears to He-Man, but these days you don’t need a keen knitter in the family in order to deck yourself out in some nerdy knitwear.

If Harry Potter is your thing, Truffle Shuffle  have some great knitwear, including this unisex Hogwarts Alumni one.


Hogwarts Alumni jumper Photo: courtesy of Truffle Shuffle

For a more subtle look, you could always go for the classic house jumper, available from the Warner Brothers Studio Tour shop.


Ravenclaw uniform jumper from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour shop Photo: ™ and © 2014 WBEI

For those of us who spent quite enough time wearing a real school uniform, there’s always the option of sporting a scarf or hat in your house colours instead.


Gryffindor scarf from Warner Bros. Studio Tour shop Photo: ™ and © 2014 WBEI

Disney fans can get in on the woolly action too, with some classic styles such as this Mickey Mouse jumper from UNIQLO.


Mickey Mouse jumper, photo courtesy of UNIQLO ©Disney

EMP are also stocking some Disney knitwear, including this Alice in Wonderland fair isle jumper.


Alice in Wonderland jumper. Photo courtesy of EMP. © Disney


Obviously the peak time for digging out your ugliest knitwear is Christmas, and there are plenty of nerdy festive jumpers for you to wear to your office Christmas party.


Star Wars Christmas jumper. Photo courtesy of EMP.


The Walking Dead Christmas jumper. Photo courtesy of EMP.


Captain America Christmas jumper by Truffle Shuffle.

And if you prefer a more DIY approach, there are plenty of knitting patterns that will allow you to create some of pop culture’s most iconic knitted items, such as the Fourth Doctor’s scarf or Jayne Cobb’s hat.


Tom Baker as the Doctor. Photo courtesy of ©BBC


Firefly’s Jayne Cobb. Photo via © 20th Century Fox

Sadly, none of us are Mrs Weasley, and we don’t have the skills to get our jumpers to magically knit themselves, but knitting a nerdy project seems like a great excuse to sit in front of the TV and binge a boxset or two…