Rated 5 out of 5 by AnotherArkansasShopper Coveside Novelty Stitch Sweater--nicer than cable
Months ago, I tried the cable Coveside sweater, and found it narrow and uncomfortable. The novelty stitch sweater is a different animal, and I think that may be what has led to such very different reviews. The novelty stitch sweater seems to be true to size, but can be easily stretched, if necessary, which is not true of the cable sweater. I, too, would have preferred a crew neck, but the open neck is very nice with a collared shirt. The sweater feels good, is warm without being wooly, and looks nice on. As pictured, the sleeves and bottom of the sweater hit about the same place.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by edumom12 Long and versatile
Received the cable stitch version of this today. I'm between a medium and a large but hard to fit because I'm tall with long arms. After reading other reviews I ordered extra large. Fits just like I wanted it to. Covers to low hip so I can wear this with slim pants or heavy tights. I love that the neckline is open so this sweater won't get too hot and I could sometimes layer a collared shirt under it. Drapes nicely, pattern isn't too bulky. Arms are long, so I turned up the cuffs, something I almost never get to do. I'm 5'9", 165 lbs, slightly pear shaped.
March 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VTFan Good fit and quality
I have had this sweater for about a year, and I am still happy with it. It washes well and keeps its shape. I bought a size S, which is my usual size. I would not have chosen the scooped neckline, but with a collared shirt or scarf, it looks fine.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEMama2 Love this sweater!
I love this sweater and am so happy to see LL Bean bringing in some slimmer-fitting tops. I have the cabled, solid dark blue Coveside sweater and I wear it all the time. I have washed it multiple times (cold and air-dried), and it still looks fabulous every time. It is tight, but I like that in a sweater. I found it fit true to size because I was looking for a slim style.
March 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeanintheNorth Fitted!
Friends, this is a beautiful jumper and the cream colour is warm and lovely. (If you fancy it, buy it now - it sells out quickly, I had to wait a whole year for it to come back into stock!) However, as other reviewers have mentioned, it is fitted. Be aware of that when ordering. If you'd like it looser, you might rather order a size up. At 5'7" and 145lbs, I think I'm at the absolute max for the medium size. She was right, who wrote that it is meant for flat(ish) tummied gals. Also as a nursing mother (read 36DD), it's "fitted" to be sure. However, it looks great with a chambray shirt poking out at top and bottom and with an A-line skirt, it's charming! And it is the appropriate choice for wide-leg trousers, too. It's a traditional look and the neckline is very flattering. The shoulder buttons are sweet. It's lovely and cosy, perfect for that transition season! I think, and I'm willing to wager and order it, that the Novelty Stitch version is a bit more forgiving.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basscatcher buttons on the shoulder are very cute
Very preppy sweater, perfect fit in a medium, i am 5'6 130 pounds. Thick and warm. Looks very stylish with a flannel underneath with the collar standing up! Watch out New England, here I come!
February 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TrStacey Large Arms
I love the look of this sweater. However, once on it is somewhat too wide in the body, and ridiculously wide in the arms. It looks terrible - so disappointing as I was really looking forward to this one. I'm not sure it would look much better in a smaller size. I really don't understand the reviews that claim it is too tight or small, as the other two l.l. bean sweaters I ordered fit perfectly (all were a size small).
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelerFromFlorida Love it!
Got my sweater today, 5 days after ordering online. VERY pleased with the purchase, just as described. Can't wait for the "cold" weather here in Central Florida so I can wear it. Thanks LLB!
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeneralMcLaneFan Great cables, neckline, colors, and weight
I bought two of these cabled sweaters in October and have been wearing them even on very cold days with a turtleneck. I can't wear any wool next to my skin, so they are perfect. I'll also be able to wear them in the spring without a blouse because the neckline is more scooped. The red and green colors are beautiful. I hope this sweater is available again in the spring of 2014 in other colors such as natural so that I can buy another one.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmelio These are the Best!
I own two of these sweaters and just love them. I ordered the jade pine and the radiant blue, both lovely colors. If LL Bean offered one in a magenta or rose, I'd buy it, too. On the advice of others, I ordered a size up from my usual small. The medium's a perfect flattering fit, and I've received many compliments on them. The shoulder buttons and the cables add up to a rich look, even though the sweaters are fairly inexpensive, especially since I bought them on sale.
November 14, 2013