Rated 4 out of 5 by JimiMac Nice cable knit
Overall, pleased with the sweater. True, as others have noted, the sleeves are longish, but that's how it should be so they can be rolled.
I'm glad however, (for a multitude of reasons) that I live in Texas with this item, as the weave is very open and "airy." I don't think I would like it so much in really cold climes; I've always used the heavy wool cable knits as a super warm under jacket insulator. Also in closing, be advised that the grey color has caramel colored flecks in the weave that don't show well in the photos.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flobear Best sweater ever
This is the fourth fisherman's knit sweater I have owned. My favorite is the natural as I can wear it with anything. It is extremely comfortable and I get many compliments in it's appearance.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KSLakeMom For Homesick Houstonians!
And those of you who have ever wondered what the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo smells like?.this sweater is it!
I absolutely love this sweater. It is beautiful, however, it smells like a barn full of livestock! I am hoping that the smell will dissipate after airing out, if not, then I can always wear it when the rodeo is in town and no one will notice or even think twice!
November 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by agaveazul Loose weave and fit
The sweater - wool, color, and pattern - is truly handsome.
But the sleeves are a good 5" too long (I am a 36" arm and bought a large)and the overall fit is extremely loose out of the box.
The weave/knit is also extremely loose, SO loose in fact that you can put one or two fingers between some of the weaves!
I'm afraid that this item would not last very long outside of occasional use (in other words NOT a working person's sweater).
Just seems like everything should have been tightened up a lot. It's a shame because as I said, good looking wool and pattern.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SweaterGalfromIowa Love this sweater!
I purchased this sweater for myself in the Donegal Light Gray. I ordered a large and the fit is about what I was expecting. It's just roomy enough and I usually wear a long sleeve t-shirt under it. I've had a lot of compliments on it. The sleeves are a bit on the long side, but not so much that they are annoying. The gray color has flecks of black, white and tan in it. It does appear that with some wear, the yarn will pill a bit on the cuffs and under sides of the sleeves, but not enough to affect the quality - that is just the nature of natural fibers. It's very heavy and warm. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the fisherman's sweater.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KenyonA Beautiful sweater and great gift
Very beautuful and well made. It's made with high quality sheep wool. Size ran true.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by woodrum comfortable, warm, good looking
excellent quality and value
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flipperoo Great Sweater
This is one of the nicest sweaters I've ever owned. I ordered one, and loved it so much that I ordered another in a different color. It's warm, stylish and fits very comfortably. Seems to be of high quality and I'm betting it will last forever. I'll probably order the 3rd color soon to complete the set. I wish they had more color options - I'd buy one of each!
Just make sure you get the right size. I'm about 5' 9", 150 lbs, and I typically enjoy a larger sweater. But the large version of this sweater is truly large, probably best on someone over 6 feet and upwards of 200 lbs.I had to exchange the first one I got because I was swimming in the large. Medium was definitely the right way to go for me. The sleeves are perfect length (I wear a 34 sleeve) and the length from collar to waist is perfect.
Based on my experience and other reviews, I think that finding the right size is the only struggle you might have with this sweater. Once you get that perfect size, you can relax and enjoy a wonderful piece of clothing!
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HDDave Traditions
As a submariner who enjoyed visiting British submariners and trading items of apparel, I learned to treasure British wool sweaters. This sweater reminds me of them with the pattern as an extra.
October 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MZesq Good quality, horrible fit
I really wanted this sweater to fit, because the quality is excellent: heavy-weight, densely knit, and can stand up to a beating over a long life. However, the fit is just too BIG for someone who is skinny. I ordered the smallest size possible, but I was still swimming in it. LL Bean please either change the fit a little or have an XS size available.
September 25, 2013