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