One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Canada) a thick sweater decorated with symbols taken from the mythology of the Cowichan Indians of southern Vancouver Island.
- ‘As the Icelandic sweater is to Iceland, so the Cowichan sweater is to Canada.’
- ‘These provide all the natural colours used in authentic Cowichan sweaters from creamy white through to brown and black.’
- ‘You will have to continue the tradition and knit two Cowichan sweaters for your kiddies.’
- ‘In summer you can watch the creation of the famous Cowichan sweaters as they are hand - knit in one piece.’
- ‘A man had this Cowichan sweater specially made for his wife and I was so happy to find it.’
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