Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Why does gawain accept only the green sash?

Why does gawain only accept the green sash

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In Fitt III, the lady offers Gawain a green silk tunic, which he at first refuses, but then she reveals that whoever wears the green girdle cannot be killed. Aware of his impending meeting with the Green Knight, Gawain accepts the girdle, which the lady begs to keep secret.