Rated 5 out of 5 by lenesset Favourite sweater
I love this sweater! I have worn it constantly for the past year and it still looks like new. No pilling, washes beautifully, no shrinkage. I am ordering 2 more. I am 5'6", 135 lbs and the medium fits perfectly.
March 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MNBeanfan Smaller fit than Merino V-Neck
Nice feel, but smaller fit than its counterpart, the Washable Merino V-neck Sweater. I ordered a small because that's what I've ordered in the V-neck in the past. In this one, however, small was snug. I also noticed it seemed a little more lightweight. I know these sweaters aren't heavy, but it seemed thinner. I am 5'4", 150 lb. pear-shaped woman, who loves Bean, but was disappointed this time.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by citygirlcountrygirl Just lovely!
What a beautiful sweater! It's warm without being bulky, the ribbed wool is silky smooth, but has body and holds it's shape, the styling is elegant and can be dressed up or down. I love the narrow shawl collar and, of course, the pockets. The shape is slightly fitted, but is generous enough for the buttons to close easily over my pear shape. I'm 5'4", 158lbs and ordered the Large. The longer length is stylish and slimming. Originally I ordered the Dark Blue Heather but it was much darker and duller than the online image so I exchanged it for the Deep Turquoise Heather which is brighter. I wear the sweater over a Bean's Stand-Up Pima tee. I haven't washed it yet but I hope it will be fine.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChineseBrushPainter super cardigan
I bought three of these sweaters more than 10 years ago. After lots of wear and machine washing they still look like new. I recently went on the LLBean site after many years away. I saw the same sweater and bought two more. They were the same high quality as my old ones so I bought two additional cardigans. Now I have seven of these washable wool cardigans in all colors. They look great either over a blouse or a tee. I live in Minnesota and wear sweaters much of the year, so really appreciate a reasonably priced quality wool cardigan. Between these and my cashmere turtlenecks and crew neck sweaters, I'm set. Also, these sweaters are as soft on my skin as my cashmeres. I am a size medium, but bought these in large, as the rib knit hugs the body.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcy7 Warm cozy holds shape stylish
Arrived in 2 days and worn immediately. Warm cozy stylish perfect weight and oh the merino wool a plus. Neck line collar perfect size fits beautifully. I'm impressed with the quality workmanship.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rughooker2 Good Quality
Beautiful 100% Merino Wool sweater. Fitted. Vibrant colors. Could be a tad longer.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allforbirds Warm, great fit, comfortable.
I purchased the red merino cardigan just before Christmas. It fit me perfectly and became the sweater I wore most over the holidays. I'm 5'6" and wear a small. I liked it so much I just got a blue one which I love. It is warm and comfortable. Merino wool doesn't itch, it is so soft to touch. The style looks great with a scarf.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 7crystals Light weight and warm cardigan
It is very nice feel and look of the cardigan, very light weight, but very warm. I am 5'3", usually I order P-M, but they only offer the regular size M. I am glad I did ordered the regular M, the length is just right. If someone is taller, this cardigan would be too short for them. I wish L.L.BEAN would provide more colors, because I would love to order some more with other colors.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KayJVee Classic style
This is a beautiful classic sweater. It washes easily and became even softer after I washed it in cold water & woolite. It holds its shape after washing--although, I did find that using the dryer causes it to shrink ever so slightly. Now I just pull it back into shape and dry it flat. Keep that in mind, if you are right up against a particular size range.
This sweater doesn't pull and gape at the buttons, like another cardigan I had.
As a pear-shape, I like that it's a little fitted and not boxy & bulky.
It's a nice weight--not too thin and not too bulky.
I like the modified shawl collar because I don't like bulky fabric around my neck. And, I prefer classic (not dowdy) button-front cardigans because of their flexibility to add or remove when it's warm or chilly. If my neck gets cold, I wear a scarf, which can be easily removed.
I buy LLBean clothing because I like their classic shape and quality. I still have an LLBean washable Italian Merino Wool cardigan I bought 15 years ago. I wish they still had them. That wool was soft and a little thicker, and a very nice quality. LLBEan needs to be careful, as I have noticed quality has slipped slightly on some things, in an effort to save $$.
January 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JANKA ATTRACTIVE STYLING
Love the color and design/style. Fit is just right. Only small critique is that the collar doesn't stay "rolled" down as well a expected.
January 2, 2014