Rated 3 out of 5 by Noregrets1 Different sizing
Love the colour and fabric of this sweater and I love the fit of the one that I had ordered previously, but this sweater, in the same size was much larger and longer. It wasn't a more "modern" cut, it was just oversized and looked dumpy. Sadly it will be returned. Disappointing because, again, I love the colour and the fabric.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by boilerluv Love it lots!
This sweater is beautiful. Much prettier in person than in pictures, I think--so glad I chose this color. The background cranberry is perfect, and the greens are so pretty--almost shades of teal. The fabric is lovely and soft and the workmanship is fine. I get compliments when I wear it--love the compliments and also the way it feels on my skin. I think it is very true to size, as well. Have not washed it yet, but am hoping/assuming it will wash up as nicely as my other LL Bean purchases. It's really a lovely sweater and I'm delighted that I chose it. When I put it on and look in the mirror, it makes me smile inside. Thanks, LL Bean, for a terrific addition to my fall/winter wardrobe!
October 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by EnergeticGrandma Fine-Gauge Cardigan Floral is faded looking
I was so disappointed when I received my order and found that the blue floral was so drab compared to the pretty, vibrant colors in the picture. I had ordered this for a Christmas gift and it looked so cheap I immediately returned it. Still waiting for my credit. I have a lot of Bean sweaters and have loved them all up until now. I wouldn't even want to buy this one if it was on sale.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by loverockies Perfect sweater
The fact that this paisley version of the fine-gauge cardigan is almost sold out ought to tell you something. I got the spruce color and it is amazing -- more turquoisey than green. The quality, softness and fit are excellent. I was blown away by the fact that it has a "lining" of sorts -- the inside is a coordinating color that can be seen when it's open at the collar or elsewhere. Very classy look!
October 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego great quality but HUMONGOUS sizing!
I ordered Extra Small. I'm 5'1", 115 lbs with a large 34DD chest. I'm usually a size 4, but in tops I can go up to a size 8.
The XS petite was humongous. I'm talking wide shoulders, long sleeves and tons of room at the stomach. I'm not super skinny, but this was ridiculous, more like a Large.
I doused the cardigan in near boiling water for several minutes, then dried it on high heat in my dryer. The good news is the color didn't fade. The bad news (for me) is that it didn't shrink enough (about 20%). It feels "grandmotherly" due to the size and floral pattern.
I'm keeping it to give to a friend who is bigger than me.
Still, I'm fed up with LL Bean sizing. It's really for plus sized folks, which is fine except why the vanity sizing?? It's misleading to have an XS petite "slightly fitted" cardigan be so very big.
October 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by EAFE Available colors for fine-gauge cardigan
My favorite sweater but only 4 colors available in petite; it is fall, sweater time and only 4 colors, cannot wear pink, do not like the bright blue or faded gray, so that leaves black. I am very disappointed.
September 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by llbsherry Nice sweater, unfortunate buttons
The sweater is really nice -- I have several. But the buttons on the grey one are much too dark. They really ruin the look of the sweater.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KSWildcat Very pretty sweater
I ordered this sweater in 'cranberry' and received it today. It's much prettier than it appears on the computer. The colors all blend together perfectly like a watercolor painting--not at all loud or garish. It goes perfectly with my cranberry colored jeans. It is soft and cozy--a perfect fall sweater. I would even like it better if it had been made in the U.S.A.!
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIYogaGirl Nice Sweaters for Work
This is the first time I've ordered this cardigan. They seem well made. I ordered a medium, which is my usual size in LL Bean tops. They fit a tad big, but there is no way I could wear a small (at least not for work). I ordered the gray and turquoise. Both colors are pretty and consistent with the colors shown online. I plan on wearing them buttoned over Bean's pima cotton tops.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose39 soft, comfortable, true to size
I bought one in white 1 or 2 years ago. It is great to take to a restaurant or movie where it is often too cool during the summer (because they over-air condition). Am now ordering it in black as well. I machine wash in cold water on delicate, machine dry on low, and it still fits perfectly. I know the directions say to lay flat to dry, but I don't bother, and it's fine!
LLBean: You have a winner...please don't change or "improve" it.
I wish it had a matching short sleeve shell.
August 31, 2014