Skip Nav
Wedding
These Pups Deserve a Round of Appaws For Looking This Good in These Weddings
Pets
People Are Heartbroken After the Loss of Boo, the "World's Cutest Dog"
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson Found a Remedy For Her Swollen Foot, and It Brought Back Her "Skankles"
Kid Shopping
These Rainbow PJs Had a 6,000-Person Wait List, but You Can Get a Pair Right Now!
Gifts For Women
53 Perfect Presents For Every Woman in Your Life

Where Did Mister Rogers Get His Sweaters?

The Touching Reason Mister Rogers Wore Sweaters Every Episode

Would an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood be the same if he rolled up in a button-down shirt? Obviously not. Fred Rogers rocked the hell out of those sweaters, and we've finally figured out exactly who knit them: his mom! The PBS mainstay explained in an old interview we dug up on YouTube exactly where all his colorful duds came from. And, no, the story couldn't be any more sentimental.

"She would give us each a hand-knit sweater every Christmas. And so until she died, those zipper sweaters that I wear on The Neighborhood were all made by my mother. We would open up the boxes at Christmas and we'd all try on the sweaters, and then she would say, 'OK, now what kind do you want next year? Now I know what kind you want, Freddie — you want the one with the zipper up the front.'"

As if we needed another reason to love him, right?

From Our Partners
Is Poldark Canceled?
Daniel Tiger Movie on PBS
Clifford The Big Red Dog Series Reboot on PBS
PBS Kids Gender-Neutral Adaptive Apparel Line April 2018
How Long Does The Bachelor Film?
Who Is Tenille Arts From The Bachelor?
Why Are Hannah B. and Caelynn in a Feud on The Bachelor?
Perdue Simplysmart Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recall 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez Reunion on Extra 2019
TV Shows to Watch When You're Anxious
Target Cloud Island Essentials Line January 2019
Rael First Period Kits For Teens
From Our Partners
Latest Family
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds