TextileGlossary.com

What is "Cardigan" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 25-Apr-2023 (10 months, 3 days ago)
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Cardigan
A cardigan is a sweater that opens in the front and attaches with either buttons, hooks, or a zipper. The cardigan is worked in one piece to underarms and then divided into fronts and back and finished separately to minimize sewing. The cardigan is a longer length to give it a flattering, contemporary look. It is an extension of the concept around the popular Peace sweater.

The fishermen's cardigan is just as popular with women as it is with men, but women will also find cardigans in light wool, cotton, or even cashmere with lace collars and jeweled or pearled buttons. Many women enjoy wearing cardigan sweaters as a jacket on blustery fall days or chilly summer evenings.

Cardigan sweaters are thought to have originated in 17th century France and the British Isles, where fishermen wore heavy, hand-knitted woolen sweaters. Fondly known as fishermen's sweaters, the industry of knitting the heavy sweaters soon became popular on the coast of Ireland. Today the same cardigan sweaters are produced in Ireland and although they are still worn for warmth, they have become a fashion statement for casual wear. Yet cardigans are not limited to this heavy, woolen style; cardigan sweaters can be made of nearly any fabric, with styles for both women and men. More beautifully soft sweaters have an allover cable pattern with ribbed trim at the neckline, cuffs, and hem. As with many things, women have a large assortment of cardigan sweaters from which to choose. While men generally wear cardigans as casual wear, women's cardigan sweaters range from casual to dressy. Cardigans for men can be made of thin cotton or polyester.
Cardigan
A form of rib knitting stitch, modified for tucking on one or both sets of needles. It is a sweater style usually referring to a 3-button coat swe4ater with either a V or a round neck or any sweater or jacket that buttons down the front.
Cardigan
  • knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper

  • slightly bowlegged variety of corgi having rounded ears and a long tail
Cardigan
A sweater or jacket that buttons down the front.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Chevron 835
A Detailed Exploration of Chevron in TextilesChevron, a historical pattern often associated with heraldic shields and military insignias, has found its way into the diverse world of textiles. The...
Tablet weaving is a process of weaving where tablets, also called 'cards', are used to create the shed that the weft is passed through. It is generally used to make narrow work such as belts or...
In the realm of textiles, the term "Monotone" refers to a color scheme or design element characterized by the use of a single color or shades and tones of a single hue. It is a design concept that...
A finishing process in which the fibers on the surface of the fabric are mechanically trimmed to create an even nap. Often follows brushing of the fabric. Done on fleeces, moleskins, pile fabrics,...
Needlework: An Exquisite Craft in the Textile IndustryNeedlework, an intricate textile craft, has a historical lineage tracing back to ancient civilizations, and it has grown to become a significant...

Add a definition

Add a definition for a textile term that you know about! Send us an email & tell us:
  • The term you want to define
  • Its definition in 500 words or less
  • Attach an image if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

Companies for Cardigan:

If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Cardigan, please fill your company details below so that we can list your company for FREE! Send us the following details:
  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Attach a logo, if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

(s) 2024 TextileGlossary.com Some rights reserved. • Sitemap