The history of knitted cardigans

November 16th, 2008 -- Posted in cashmere cardigans, hand knitted cardigans, knitted cardigans | 10 Comments »

Knitted cardigans were named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, the first British officer to cross the Russian lines in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean war.

He and his officers wore fur-trimmed or braided woollen jackets to keep them warm in the harsh Crimean winter – they actually looked very different from today’s knitted cardigans.

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