Rated 5 out of 5 by FabricFancier Surprised how much I (really) like this sweater!
I have two of these sweaters, one in the linen color and one in the mid-blue, which was called indigo heather but isn't a dark blue as the name implies. I normally order size small from LLBean (although in middle age I'm finding with most other brands I am often now a medium.) But small wasn't available in the linen color I wanted, and since I planned to wear the sweater over a lightweight shirt, a medium seemed like a good choice anyway. I did find that the sweaters shrunk somewhat after laundering, which actually was a better result in the fit for me. Just so you know, I only use warm water for laundry, not hot, and I only dry things like these sweaters for 10 minutes, and then hang them up on a thick hanger to finish drying. So the fact that they shrunk without having been through a hot water wash and a full dryer cycle should be noted. But, the shrinkage brought the sleeve length and overall fit into the perfect range for me, so it wasn't a bad thing. If you are a borderline size I'd go with the bigger and then see how it fits after washing. LLBean women's clothing is not notable for being elegant but I would say that these sweaters come close. The lighter weight produces a nice drape, and the interesting texture and flattering neckline styling really give them a classy appearance. I do not care for heavy, bulky cotton sweaters, so for me these ones are great. That said, they won't offer a lot of warmth if you live where winters are cold--they just aren't made for that--but I do find that with a lightweight shirt underneath they provide a very "comforting" layer of warmth in other seasons.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marinarose Love it
This is my favorite go to sweater. I have both the blue and linen colors and was hoping to get the green, but it's out in my size. Please don't discontinue I will check back
November 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sweaterrater Fits great, but not like on the model.
Very flattering, lightweight sweater. It's fitted, but not as fitted as pictured. The sleeves, which look too long on the model, are slightly too short.
October 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MeTeacher a bit clingy
I'll wear this, but it's a little skimpier than I expected. Just the way my daughter likes them!
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeslieR3902 like it a lot
Very comfortable, true to fit. Wears well with jeans, skirts, and dress pants. I bought the seafoam green color-beautiful. The only reason that I didn't rank it higher is that I haven't worn it much (it is long-sleeved and it has been hot and humid here in NC), but it is light weight and should be a staple when it cools below 80.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hubbyofshopper classic style and fit
Fitted but not clingy, and in subtle colors, this light knit is perfect for daytime wear in the spring and fall and summer evenings in Virginia, and can work for casual or more dressy occasions. Best of all, it has LONG (not 3/4 length) sleeves. For those of us who are tall, this is the best look. I have one in aqua and another in light taupe and have been complimented on both. Alas the coral was sold out in my size.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Notbrooke Great spring/summer sweater!
I ordered this sweater because of its neckline---everything this season seems to have scoop necks, which I dislike. It fits well, including the sleeves, which often run too short! Please consider carrying this sweater in other colors (neutrals: black, gray, white--not cream, not beige, please, and more muted, less Necco-waferlike shades).
I haven't washed this yet; otherwise, I'd most likely have given it 5 stars!
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zengarden Great Cotton Pullover
This pullover is the perfect weight for spring and summer. Thin but not see-through. Great fit and beautiful color.
June 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catharine Sharp
Bought this for a daughter-in-law in blue. She loved it. Very nice lightweight sweater for spring, fall and summer evenings.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by casualdressymom Nice, lightweight sweater
Overall, I am pretty happy with this sweater and really like it as a spring/early summer sweater. The material is soft and lightweight. I feel like the sleeve length and overall length of the sweater is a little short though (and it seemed like it shrinked a bit in the wash too). I normally order size S in LL Bean shirts, but I feel like I should have ordered a M this time. Too bad they are all sold out in the color I like!
May 22, 2013