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    Question what's the difference between sweater and jersey?

    hello

    I'm used to using word "sweater" to name warm, knitted wool/cashmere/blend of materials piece of clothing for the upper body, with long sleeves used mainly in the winter.
    But now I live in Denmark and some people call it "jersey" what I call "sweater"...

    I thought "jersey" is only sports shirt...I am confused...

    Can someone please explain me the difference? Or is it possible that in the U.S. what is called "sweater" here in Europe might be called "jersey".
    Actually I think attaching some photos to explain the difference would be very helpful.
    Thank You,

    ESLs in Denmark

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    Default Re: what's the difference between sweater and jersey?

    Quote Originally Posted by rox7 View Post
    hello

    I'm used to using word "sweater" to name warm, knitted wool/cashmere/blend of materials piece of clothing for the upper body, with long sleeves used mainly in the winter.
    But now I live in Denmark and some people call it "jersey" what I call "sweater"...

    I thought "jersey" is only sports shirt...I am confused...

    Can someone please explain me the difference? Or is it possible that in the U.S. what is called "sweater" here in Europe might be called "jersey".
    Actually I think attaching some photos to explain the difference would be very helpful.
    Thank You,

    ESLs in Denmark
    A sweater is a jersey, a pullover and a jumper in BrE. A jersey can also be a shirt worn in sport.

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    Default Re: what's the difference between sweater and jersey?

    In AmE, a sweater is a knitted wool garment that can be either a cardigan, a pullover, or a turtleneck. A jersey usually refers to a sports-related shirt. (A jersey is almost never made of the same fabric as a sweater.)

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