Did you know that before they were “sweaters” they were “ganseys”, “pullovers”, “jumpers” and “jerseys”?  The term “sweater” became part of our language after this clothing item became part of athletes’ wear.  Working out in wool was bound to bring in a new word in our vocabulary having something to do with sweating…

 

Source:  Stitch ‘N Bitch Calendar for 2007