Rated 5 out of 5áby PalePixie Beautiful, warm sweater
I really like this sweater. It's a heavy cotton that feels like it will last a long time. I'm 5'5 122 pounds with a 32B chest and I ordered my usual "Signature" size small. I like the short length. It's a little bit snug, especially in the arms. I probably should have ordered a medium, but it doesn't look too tight with my denim shirt under it so I decided to keep it.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SanDiegoSusan Yay! More colors
I have this sweater in white and brick red, and was so happy to see it in blue, that I just ordered it in that color, as well. I normally wear XS and have one in that size and one in S. I ordered the blue one in XS knowing that it is a snug fit, which I like. I really like the short length (I am 5'1" and 105 pounds) and the heavy feel of the knit. I find this sweater to be so comfortable and flattering. I wear it with denim skirts, pants, and jeans. I read that some reviewers complained that the knit is not soft---a fisherman's sweater is not meant to be soft. However, LLBean offers other sweaters in a similar style in a soft knit, so we can all be happy!!
February 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Nightfinder Recommend with Reservations
I'd recommend this sweater to someone by saying that it looks just like the photograph. I'd have to add that I imagined it would feel more handknit--softer, lighter (this is a heavy sweater-- and more supple. I did not find that it runs large and was able to put it on without problems. That said, it is the neck that caused me to return the sweater #Actually, I ordered two--the blue and the reddish-brown.) The neck just seemed to be in an odd place for me, though on a younger neck, it would probably have looked better. I think the sweater is probably just a three-star--an average sweater, one that looks better than it is.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BrooklynCamper LOVE this sweater. Does run small.
This sweater is my new favorite item of clothing. It does run small, but I followed other reviewers suggestions and sized up. I am 5'9", 135 lbs and usually wear an XS or S. I ordered a Medium and am very glad I did. It fits me a bit looser than on the model, but still hits right at my pants, which is my preference. As for the neck-- that is the best part of the sweater. Very unique, and true to the Irish fisherman design. The feel of the yarn is also great: it feels like it has been out in the sun and salt air for some time. I'll wear this piece year-round. Great for night time at the beach, but also cozy for winter by the fire. Great job on this one LLBean!
January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby KimberlyM Small fit & neck opening, overall nice sweater!
I was on the lookout for a shrunken fishermans sweater and this one fit the bill. I am 118lbs and 5'3 and usually wear an xs in tops but ordered a small based off of the reviews and I'm glad I did. I was initially disappointed because the neck opening is tiny but decided not to return. When I purchased there was only a photo of the cream sweater and it appears that the one on the model has a different neck opening. It looks like the photos of the other colors represent it more accurately. I wish the neck opening was a bit bigger so I could wear collared shirts and put the collar over the opening, that is my only complaint, besides that it is a sturdy thick sweater.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby dagnyflyer Tiny Neck Opening
The overall fit was good and similar to what was pictured on the model. I am 5' 6" and ordered a small.
This sweater is a keeper for me but be warned...The neck opening is TINY. Do not fix your hair or apply make-up until you have put on the sweater!
January 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
áby ABeanEnthusiast10 Oh No
Just received my back ordered sweater. I will need to return..the neck opening was only 5 inches in diameter on a size medium ..very tight on the neck. Was poorly shaped at shoulders and too short. Something went wrong. This will in no way stop me from being a faithful LL Bean customer...Just thought you should know.
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby BethTheBaker Disappointed
Agree with another reviewer, feels like twine. It's stiff, not stretchy. Too expensive for this quality. The picture shows it ends near the waist, which I wanted, but it actually stops mid-hip & is shaped like a men's traditional sweater. Neckline-It barely went over my head. I suspect Bean switched to a cheaper manufacturer for this shipment.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby bmm0617 Love, but runs SMALL
I waited over a month for this sweater from online, and I have to say it as worth the wait. I don't like my clothes tight - and normally wear a Small comfortably. I am 5'7" and ordered a large in this - and am so glad I did. I saw this in store and had to have it; but they were out of anything larger than a Small - hence the online order.
I definitely need the length of the large. The arms are long - but a good cuff is all it takes to make it fit. The sweater is chunky, comfortable, not too thick. I really love it!
Just order up!
December 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby KaDyQ Nice idea - felt like it was knitted out of twine
I liked the design of the sweater. I ordered a size small and it fit me like the model. I am returning it because it's quite rustic. Most cotton sweaters have some softness and drape. This sweater feels like it was knitted out ot twine. It's stiff and nubby on the inside and I could feel the pronunced texture against my skin. I might as well buy wool if I have to wear a shirt underneath. If this would have been a soft substantial pima cotton I would have kept it. I was very disapointed as I waited a long time to recieve it.
December 9, 2013