Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic wow, it is sized small!
Ignoring other reviews stating this sweater was sized small, I went ahead and ordered a medium. I am a size 10/12 and wanted a fitted sweater look. Yeah, it was fitted. The buttons looked like they were going to pop off, and it got even tighter after I washed and air dried it. I then ordered a large which fit much better. It drapes nicely when unbuttoned and looks decent and fitted when buttoned. I've had no issues with piling, and am overall very pleased with this sweater now that I have the proper size. The light gray is a gorgeous color.
February 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SweatersSearcher It's OK...
But not nearly as nice as the Stitchworks sweater of the same size that I bought not too long before this one. That sweater's fit is perfect, sweater construction is impeccable, and the petite length is just right. This Coveside sweater is a great dark navy color, just what I wanted for a non-jacket piece to wear to the office. BUT, the fit is so so, and the feel of the knit not nearly as awesome as the Stitchworks dark violet that I have. I like this one well enough not to send it back, but I sure don't love it. I was very impressed that the Stitchworks sweater, though made in China, is very well made; this one, also made in China, not so much. Sigh; but that's what we're stuck with I guess--inconsistency is the only reliable factor in buying clothing from formerly reliable sources anymore. Note: regardless of sweater quality, expect the very nice buttons on your sweater to begin popping off quite soon due to insufficient stitching; another modern development apparently.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sdwaldon Coveside Sweater, Button-Front Cardigan Birdseye
I own 2 of these sweaters. One in natural and one in ember. I have gone back and forth about sizes. The large was too tight and the extra large I thought was too large. But once washed or dry-cleaned the XL fit better. I usually wear a large. Love the sweaters. I bought my daughter a natural in the pullover for Christmas. She loved hers too. Please continue to have these sweaters and keep the natural, navy, and gray colors always.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by momma2two Gorgeous,well-made and fits well
I ordered a petite med in the coral color. I'm 5'2" and 120 lbs and the sleeve length is to my wrist and the length is to the top of my hips. It's not too tight or loose. If I went smaller, the arms would be too tight for sure. I love the color and quality.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilovebooks Great classic style in cotton!
I have this cardigan in the regular navy and also the novelty stitch and love them both. I'm not a wool fan so it's really nice to see well-made, classic styles in cotton. I agree with other reviewers that the novelty stitch runs a little larger than the solid color. It's also a softer, looser knit. Both are very nice. For size reference, I'm slender (5'5"/105#) and got the XS regular. Both are roomy enough to layer over a tee, button down, turtleneck, light sweater, etc. - although the solid version is a little more fitted, as mentioned, I'm considering the mallard color next, but would really like to see more neutral and classic colors (gray, brown, burgundy, camel, etc.).
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KaraB PERFECTION.
I am head-over-heals in love with this sweater! I ordered it in the cream, and it looks just like one of those $100 Irish sweaters that are made of wool and have to be dry-cleaned. But this sweater is of the softest, coziest cotton (which does NOT have to be dry-cleaned like wool). The cable design is gorgeous. I love my Coveside cardigan so much that I ordered the Coveside pullover sweater, too! I am hopeful that next season, LL Bean will bring the Coveside sweaters back and add even more colors: made a hot pink???
November 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KF37 Very Good Sweater
Runs small, I wear small and had to buy a medium.. and changed the buttons as a few fell off right away,, did not like the buttons anyway,
No big deal to me..
I have the Navy and Natural , and, wear them all the time in cooler fall / winter weather !
November 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Meglemre A little small and the color is off.
I should have read the other reviews before ordering. The sweater does run small. I typically wear a small in every brand (5'8" 128) but I felt it was a little snug as I like my clothes to be a little big.
I also felt that the natural color was almost yellow, definitely not creamy or beige. I would have returned it for a larger size happily if the color had been more cream and less yellow.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by beanerholic Great sweater.
Despite the sizing issues, I love this sweater. I love the fact that you have taken the usual wool fisherman's sweater and made it from cotton. It is made of high quality yarn and does not pill. I hope you will continue to offer this sweater. I usually order large. This sweater is snug but satisfactory, especially worn open or closed with one button. Good job!
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by coldincalif Runs very small
Bought this is a size XL and could barely try the thing on so back it goes. The teal is a bright teal, not at all subtle. Not impressed with this sweater.
June 5, 2014