Rated 3 out of 5 by NovaScotiaLLBeanFan Not sure about this one ....
I am normally an XS at LL Bean. When I was in the store last fall, I tried this sweater on and found the XS was just a tiny bit too snug (for this type of sweater). So I tried on the S in the store too, and it felt better (roomy).
I didn't end up buying it, but kept thinking about it so recently ordered the blue in size S.
Well, I'm not sure what's up but the size S fits like the XS did in the store. It's short. I am only 5"4 and the cuffs hit above my wrists. It's also not quite long enough (not like on the model# which I can't understand because models are typically tall #unless she's wearing a tall size..#
I can't decide whether to keep it or not. I am scared it will shrink when I wash it #read some of the reviews#.
The color is super #the blue#. But it really doesn't have the look I was going for, and odd that there is such a difference between this one and the one in the store #unless lots of people had tried that one on, which is entirely possible#.
I am 120 lbs and 5"4 and small busted in case that helps. Maybe LL Bean is makings slimmer cuts nowadays - if so, that's great, I just have to figure out sizing. But the length is funny #where it's so short). I normally find sleeves long on me.
Can't comment on pilling as I haven't worn it enough to know. But it's a nice weight.
February 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by AshBeanGirl why can't women's sizes come in long lengths?
I agree with previous posts that this sweater lacks the quality of the original roll-neck sweaters that LL Bean was known for, but I knew that when ordering this. My disappointment is that the sleeves are prohibitively short (4 inches from wrist?!). I'm 5ft 9, normally proportioned, and the medium fits perfectly *except* for the sleeves. I wore it twice and feel ridiculous and will not wear it again. Simple fix: offer tall sizes for women like you do with men. Why not? I actually don't buy LL Bean tops for myself anymore because of this.
February 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pellycat Very poor quality
I'm so disappointed with this sweater. The knit is not what I expect from LL Bean and pills quite easily. The sleeves and bottom of the sweater roll up due to the stockingette stitch technique used. I had high hopes for this sweater but will be returning. It looks like something purchased at a discount store.
January 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Maryville Cottage cotton funnel neck sweater
This cottage cotton funnel neck sweater is not up to the usual L L Bean standards. It doesn't fit me like most of the petite sweaters do, and it pills very much. I would not buy another one, nor would I recommend it to a friend.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kkraft Funnelneck sweater/want more
I just have for the first time put my Ivy Green funnelneck sweater on and I just love it. Went to buy more but they are all out. Hopefully they will be brought back again. It fits perfect and the neck is very flatering for me (77 yrs old) Please bring it back LLBean!
December 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ownerofvizsla disappointed in shrinkage
I bought this sweater in aqua teal and it is really pretty and very soft. I bought a medium and the first time I wore it, it fit fine. It did "shed" as I had read that it would in other reviews. I am now disappointed because after one washing in cold water with flat drying as directed, it has shrunk. Now the sleeves are above my wrists and it is shorter than it was originally. The neck is snug getting it over your head, but once it is on, it is fine. I would return it, but they are sold out of this color in a large. I will say that after the first wash it is not "shedding" anymore.
December 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by stellar2 Like everything but the pills!
Although this purchase is brand new, it is already pilling after two wearings. Yes, I'd read the reviews but decided to take a chance anyway. I am going to keep it because it looks and feels great, so soft, and I'll shave the pills. I bought the dark ivy, and like the real color better than it shows in the catalogue: richer but still subtle. Small or X-small are my usual llbean sizes and the small is perfect.
Warm enough for Pacific Northwest winters.
I'd recommend it to others but with a caution about the pilling. I expect better quality from llbean for the price.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catz1611 Great Sweater
I was on the fence about ordering this sweater because of some of the negative reviews. But, I went ahead and ordered one in the Natural color.
SO glad I did! I am 5'7" tall, weigh about 130. I am athletic, I'm not overweight and I am slim with a long torso.
The color is great true to the picture. The sweater material is very soft, the neck is tall.
I had no problem what so ever getting the sweater over my head and the neck is perfectly comfortable.
I can wear either a medium or a small size depending on the brand of clothing. With LLBean, I went ahead and ordered a Medium to be on the safe side. The fit was perfect. I think if I had gone with a small, it would have been too tight.
Because I am long waisted, I need length in my sweaters. The length was perfect. in the arms and in the waist. the bottom of the sweater hit about 3-4in below my hip bone.
I tried this sweater with skirts and it looked great!
To sum it up, this sweater was a great buy!
It's refreshing to find stores who offer style with quality. I will order more colors in the future.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clavie Greatl, comfy sweater!
This is a great, comfy sweater. I got it in natural, wish it came in some non-pastel colors. Charcoal gray would be a terrific addition to the color choices!
November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bella74 Love it
I ordered a medium in the light ivory. It is exceptional! I wanted to wear it with leggings and it is long enough to do so. I wish most of them weren't sold out otherwise I would order in many more colors. Very comfortable and true to size. Soft and holds its shape. I have not washed it yet but I imagine I will lay it flat to dry so it doesn't shrink much.
November 18, 2014