Cardigan (sweater)

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Fred Rogers's red cardigan

A cardigan is a type of knitted sweater that has an open front.[1][2]

Commonly cardigans have buttons: a garment that is tied is instead considered a robe. A more modern version of the garment has no buttons and hangs open by design.[3][4] The name "Cardigan" is an anglicised variation of the Welsh placename Ceredigion.[source?]

The term originally referred only to a knitted sleeveless vest, but expanded to other types of garment over time.

Plain cardigans are often worn over shirts and inside suit jackets as a less formal version of the waistcoat or vest that restrains the necktie when the jacket has been removed.

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  2. "Definition of CARDIGAN".
  3. "What is a Cardigan? - Cardigan Sweater History". Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  4. David, Saul (1997). The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan. London: Little, Brown. pp. 431–436. ISBN 0316641650.