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
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Perfect shade of coral
This sweater just came in the mail and I tried it on and except for the sleeves being a little long (I can turn up the cuffs) it fits well. Many reviews said it runs small so I bought an extra large rather than my usual large. I am 5'8" 160 lbs. The coral color is neither pastel nor too bright, and looks like springtime even though I could also wear it with black slacks for Halloween. It is a hefty sweater and with a long sleeved shirt under it will be a good winter weight sweater. On me it looks better open than buttoned up.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaneF LOVE THIS SWEATER BUT RUNS SMALL
I normally wear a medium to large but bought this sweater in extra large after reading reviews. I have now purchased it in each color offered and receive a lot of complements when wearing it. Great sweater but runs very small.
May 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by vagiraffe runs small
This is a beautiful sweater and is constructed well. Just be aware that it runs on the small side. I would order a size up and I usually wear a Bean small. I am 5'7" and 120 lbs.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KF37 Another great purchase
I have this sweater in medium Navy
( I usually wear a small, but it was really small), wear it a lot,it's a bit long in the sleeves and length, So, I ordered a Natural in Petite Medium, will see how it fits and the sales person gave me an update, that it can't be dry cleaned ( a new finding)perhaps because of the buttons .
I wear all my LLBEAN sweaters a lot, here In New England.
May 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by momosmom Really pretty, runs small
When I opened this up just now, I was really happy with how pretty this sweater is. Beautiful fisherman knit in cotton. I got natural, and the color IS natural, buttons are nice, and the button holes are not too tight, as so often happens now. But it does run small. I usually wear a small in LLBean shirts, and buy a medium if I want to be able to throw it in the dryer. So I ordered a medium based on the reviews, and even then, it's closer than I expected. With a style like this, I kind of wanted it to be drapey, and it's more close. I'll wear it for a couple of hours to see if it stretches out some since it's cotton. If not, I'll exchange for a large, the first time I've ever needed to do that at LLBean.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by twocoastlady Lovely cardigan, great colors
I'm surprised to read that anyone has had performance problems with this handsome sweater. I agree that its slimmer shape may require ordering a larger than usual size. I normally order a medium, but found that the petite large was perfect for my 5'3" height.
All natural fibers will shrink and become stiffer (more dense) when laundered, but I don't think this item does so more than usual. The trick to keeping the shape of a cotton knit is to close the buttons, turn it wrong side out, and place in a mesh sweater bag, then wash in a normal machine load in cold water. In the same bag, I dry it on a warm setting until damp dry, then remove it and "block" it flat on a towel until completely dry. I run over it with a warm iron which seems to "stretch" and soften the cotton fibers, and it's almost like new.
I'm hoping there will be more colors in this style come Fall, because I'd love to order more.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carolsreviews Nice sweater for summer
I have been looking for this kind of sweater for quite a while. It will be fine for summer with lightweight blouses and tees, but would not be warm enough for colder weather. I ordered a small, my usual size. in the past LL Bean sweaters tended to run large, but this is truly small, so it would not fit over anything at all bulky. Some customers might want to order a size larger than usual.
April 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hummingbird5 Mixed feelings
I loved this sweater in the store. Bought this sweater and wore it many times and loved it! I washed the sweater following the instructions and now I am very sad. The buttonholes somehow got bigger and now the sweater will not stay buttoned. I will probably return it to the store.
April 9, 2014