Rated 5 out of 5 by BusyIsBetter Review for Marled Cotton Cardigan - solid
Reviews are funny: one woman's one-star is another woman's favorite sweater. Too short? No problem! I love short cardigans and these are what I pull out of the closet everytime I need something casual throw on. They are deceptively heavy and warm, gorgeously made, and holding up after several washes. The screen images don't do these justice, the sweaters are beautiful! I'm frequently complimented on the two I have and asked if they are handmade (d'aww#. For me #5'6", 155lbs# a size Medium is roomy enough for layers underneath. And I've got my eyes peeled for new colors as they seem to change frequently. I have one in Fire and another in Saltwater Blue #my fave of the two#, and neither color is available anymore a few months later. So if you're going to order, grab the color you like when you see it!
In sum: one of my favorite sweaters ever, and my gateway purchase to LLBean fandom.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tipper14 Very pleased.
I bought this sweater in the Jadite color, a nice early Spring color. I ordered my normal size and the fit is perfect. Sleeve length is fine. The sweater is heavier than I thought it would be but that is a good thing. I washed it according to instructions and it did not shrink. It appears to be well made.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chowbell Great sweater
I love this sweater as a substitute for a winter jacket. It is heavy, but that is why it works so well for what I wanted. The size is perfect for me in the small. I am very happy with the sweater and would order several if they had more colors I could use.
January 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shopper495 Fit is a little too short (not too small)
I am 5'3" 115 lbs and wear a petite small in many manufacturers' styles. I am still getting used to L.L. Bean sizing but will probably stop buying petites and start buying misses' small. This cardigan falls at hip (not mid hip) which is short enough to begin with; but factor in that L.L. Bean petite is "really petite" compared to most manufacturers, and you end up with a sweater that barely falls to the hip and where the sleeves are short enough that they almost look like they were designed as 3/4 sleeve. And yet through the torso, the fit is beautiful. I will keep this item since I plan to wear it over a shirt, where having the cuffs show is not a problem. But unless you are really tiny, get the misses small and not the petite small.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by itsKQ Ultimate Compliment
I have this sweater in light pink, from a few years back, and it's just lovely. It's very comfortable in 100% cotton with a nice heft to it, a beautiful color, and I feel great when I wear it. It looks like something that might have been lovingly hand made, and my "ultimate compliment" came when a friend asked me who had made my sweater. I've added another, the Island Coral color, to my wishlist - but what I'd REALLY love is a nice green, in a leafy or bay shade. (Are you listening LLBean?) Thanks for a lovely sweater!
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by filumena2 Marled Striped Cardigan..........
Checking over the reviews. This style sweater goes back a few years. And didn't take notice of it till this new color...Love the coral striped. Looking over the more than 500 reviews, I can say I'm late to the party...some say too small, some say too big and some say just right. The proof is in the trying on! My usual size in bean sweater is med....but this med is about 2 to 3 " wider than my other med bean sweaters...it's too big and a little too boxy when on...Have ordered down a size to a small.... Agree with others...it is difficult to button & unbutton... maybe the buttonholes will stretch with normal use! Aside from all that, it's really quite a nice sweater, as quite a few also agree...Have to say ...Another great garment from llbean!
January 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FreedomRider Really, llbean???
I've bought many things from llbean over the years. I am always a size 2 or 4. The xs top that I ordered at the same time fits fine. This sweater in xs regular is WAY too small. I mean WAY WAY too small. I have ordered both xs and s sweaters from llbean in the past, and definitely like the fit of the xs sweaters better. Not this time! Nonstandard sizing like this makes me not want to shop here anymore. It's way too much hassle. I'm not going to bother reordering a size up, although the sweater otherwise is Bean's usual high quality.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thequiltygardener Nice sweater
Saw this in the store first then got it on sale in the catalog in a pretty blue. Fits well and does not shed like others have in the past. I'm very happy with this one.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatieAnn I LOVE this sweater!
So far I have bought 2 of this sweater and love both colors! I have the lemon and saltwater blue. The lemon is a very pretty yellow that's not too bright. I am 5' and 105 pounds. The regular XS fits perfectly and I can't imagine how small it would be in the petite XS. Unless you are very small, I would stick with the regular sizes or else order up in the petite. I can't wait for them to get new colors in so I can get another!
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by momma2two Runs VERY small and short
I read the reviews about how small this sweater was running.Glad I listened. I normally take a petite small. I ordered this in a misses medium and it looks just like the one in the photo. Comes a few inches below my belly button and isn't baggy or tight. So for me, it's perfect. I'm a 34-26 and 5'2". The quality is excellent and the rust color is lovely.
November 12, 2013