Rated 4 out of 5 by loghomelady Surprisingly Soft
I ordered three colors in XL Petite. The black and the indigo both fit just right, but the red was too small around, thereby emphasizing flaws meant to be skimmed and concealed. I was surprised and delighted by the softness of the wool blend. I wore the sweater by itself on a coolish afternoon and did not experience any scratching or itching from the wool, another nice surprise. The indigo has a slight sheen to it, which at first appears to be faded or slightly worn areas, but they disappear as you move. I will jump on the bandwagon about the pilling: Two careful hours of wearing while driving or walking, and there were lots of pills. Such nice sweaters like these are ones you like to grab and go, whether out for a walk or dressed up a little for town. With the pilling, requiring extra attention, the sweaters may end up being passed over for something else that is ready to go. I am retired, but even I don't have the time or patience to shave a sweater just to go into town to the post office.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gladdy Love this sweater
I'm 5'7", 155#. Since regular sizes were sold out, and because other reviews described this sweater as running long, and recommending sizing up in the sleeves and body, I ordered petite XL rather than my size regular large. It's a perfect fit. Roomy enough to layer underneath, It comes to mid hip, and the sleeves are long enough.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by isinglass Flattering, warm, perfect
I have three of these sweaters and hope that LL Bean will continue to make them. They are the perfect winter sweater. The fit is flattering but not tight. I wear these in a climate-controlled office and am not too hot, which at age 52 is saying something.. The colors are rich. I DO wash these in the washer on gentle and dry flat and have zero problems with shrinking, stretching, or fading.
August 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bruins A beautiful sweater, just too fitted
I ordered up a size and still didn't fit, just not enough room.
Couldn't wear a tee or a turtleneck under it (I need one with
wool content). The sweater is very well made and it is
beautiful material, and design. I had to return.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoCACutie I adore this sweater!
I purchased it in black.
I am 5'8" and have a hard time finding sweaters that are long enough but not too long in the sleeves. This sweater is absolutely perfect. It hits at my lower hips... I get very frustrated with sweaters that are too short or shrink up too short after cleaning. I was very pleasantly surprised with this sweater. I found it *very slightly* scratchy. Nothing uncomfortable or anything that I really noticed as I wore it. Very happy.
December 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CatieAnn Nice Sweater But Pills A lot
I bought this sweater in the dark green and it is very pretty. I am 5' and 105 pounds. I got the regular XS and it fits fine. I have plenty of room to wear a light shirt underneath. The turtleneck is surprisingly comfortable and really didn't itch at all. My only complaint is that it pills every time I wear it and I have to pull them off before I put it on.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovinglife1 Great, Warm Comfortable Sweater
I order three and two cardigans. They do run 1 size smaller, so I would suggest to under up one size. They do pill, but it is to be expected with this heavy of a sweater(and how it's made) If you don't want pilling, don't get this type of material. The sweaters are attractive and of good quality. I find myself wanting to wear them all the time. They have a nice drape to them.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ViolinTeacherOR Warm and comfy but pills a lot
This sweater fits well, but I am tall and straight with long arms. It's warm, wonderfully cozy, and the wool isn't too itchy, even at the neck. I usually wear a layer under a sweater, though, and can tolerate wool pretty well usually. It looks great with skirts and jeans, and it is dressy enough for work. It also is a great layer under a winter coat.
However, it pills terribly. It took only a few hours of wearing to get huge long pills under the arms. No matter how many pills I remove, there are always more after wearing it. I just can't give any more stars for a relatively expensive sweater that I have to de-pill literally every time I want to wear it, no matter how cute it looks.
December 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lune warm but pills
I am so disappointed. The sweater is warm and the style is nice, but after 2 days wearing it pilled a lot. I can't go to work with it, it looks like an old sweater after a few weeks wearing. Now there is a hole under the arm pit. I expected a better quality from LLBean. For this price,I expected a better wool.
December 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by HensTen Small and Tight
The sweater is very beautiful, but.....I'm 5'8" and 115 pounds. According to the size chart I should wear an XS. I bought a S to be safe. It is far too small. The sleeves are short, the sweater is short, and the fit is very snug. I'm so disappointed because I followed the company's sizing chart! I think I need a L! I'm very surprised at a few commenters who say the sweater is large or roomy. My experience was exactly the opposite. In fact, I'm wrapping it up for Christmas and giving it to my petite 12 year old daughter.
December 12, 2013