Rated 5 out of 5 by shopper489 Excellent basics
Very well made, and the wool has a pretty luster. I loved it so much I purchased a second in black. Wish there were more colors. The V-neck version of this is also lovely (have two of those also). I wear a medium in LLBeans pima cotton crew neck shirts and purchased this sweater in a small (fits great). Would recommend highly.
Have not washed it yet but have great expectations in regard to the results.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mairzy Beautiful sweater!
I wanted a warm, attractive, semi-dressy sweater to wear with pants and skirts. This sweater is it! In fact, I bought it in both the black and the dark red; the dark red is a beautiful shade. The sizing seems to run big; the small size is bigger than I expected.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Classy Cardigan -- with Pockets!!
This cardigan is classy enough for work and relaxed enough for jeans -- and how often do you find a classy cardigan with pockets!! Perfect!!
November 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by skiflower Not true to LL Bean standards
Not worth the money. Not a tight enough weave. I had high hopes especially since iI decided to pick a color vs Black.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VARunner stylish and comfortable
I bought one of these last year in black and decided to get the blue heather this year. The blue is gorgeous.
I don't like my clothes too tight, so I purchased the medium based on other's reviews and it fits fine - not too big.
For sizing context, I'm 5'3 and wear XS in LLBean button down shirts. My DoubleL cotton sweaters are size small.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SilverLotus Warm, Washable Wool!
I have owned a few of these sweaters over the years and looked for it again this season. Warm, soft, non-irritating wool, machine washable. Holds its shape. Love the small front pockets. Bought a small, I am 5'4" tall and 135 pounds. Any larger and I'd wear a medium.
November 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by rappunzell Poor Styling
The collar and pockets on this sweater do not look right. I would much prefer a full shawl collar, and no pockets. Too bad.
The pullover version of this ribbed merino sweater was so nice I wish they would bring it back -- and in more colors!
Every year, after I find something perfect for me, it sells out before I can buy one (or more), and never comes back.
November 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 3344 wool sweater with collar
This is a fine wool sweater if the style works.
I wanted a classic merino wool sweater that falls to hip and buttons up the front to the neck. The style did not work for me.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MireilleB Beautiful sweater
I just got this today and it is so comfortable and soft that I kept it on all day. It is beautifully made, has style and could be worn dressed up. I bought it in black. Some people complained about the collar, but for me, the collar fit great. I am usually a petite size, 5'1", so the length is about 2" below my hips, which looks good. The sleeves are too long but that is normal when ordering regular. It is not a heavy sweater, which is why I feel it looks classy.
The sizing is small and the fit is fitted. I wear either a medium or large petite depending on the style. The large fits tight on me, especially in the middle area as I don't have the waist of my younger days + I'm a bit overweight at the moment. I can't go to Xlarge as the sleeves i.e. underarms would be hanging.
Initially I was going to return it as it is made more for a slimmer figure. But after wearing it for a whole day, I want to buy more colours instead. Sighhh! I miss those slimmer days... I'm definitely keeping it. It looks great and feels wonderful, sooo soft (not itchy at all) and warm.
A definite must have for slim figures. If you have issues with your middle area, go for it, just buy a darker colour. I love, love it. Nothing like merino wool.
Haven't washed it yet but based on reviews it shouldn't be an issue. It is a real + to have washable wool. Dry cleaning is so expensive.
Good job LL Bean. If you could make one in the same weight and style but less fitted, it would be great. Just don't stop selling them.
February 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 34WaiteStreet Too tight
This is a beautiful sweater and based on other reviews, I ordered a large as a gift for my elderly aunt. Unfortunately, the sleeves were just too tight for her and I had to return it.
January 1, 2013