Fairisle Blazer

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by So CUTE I own this sweater in an XL - which is a size up from what I expected to buy - but the L was too tight, especially since I expect some shrinkage in the first wash. Yes, you can hand-wash wool (or almost any other fabric for that matter) - which is far better than wearing dry-cleaning chemicals and letting them seep into your skin. There are ways to overcome the typical complaints about wool - using a high-quality sulfate-free shampoo and/or conditioner in a cold-water bath for your sweaters is one...just be sure not to scrub, or you will felt the wool and cause even more shrinkage than is typical for wool. If a fabric is really bothering you, you can add a little bit of white vinegar to the wash and soak for 30 minutes - the acetic acid in the vinegar will loosen the kinks in the fabric and will also allow you to stretch the fabric out (this works for cotton, wool, and I have even done it with cashmere sweaters that needed more breathing room). You will have a much softer sweater, and the vinegar smell disappears after the item (air) dries. Although I have super sensitive skin and I have even experienced the 'itchies' with cashmere, I was willing to work with this sweater - as cute as it is, I couldn't resist. December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacket that feels like a sweater I really like that this has the elegance of a jacket but the cosy, comfortable feeling of a sweater. Lovely autumn colours. I am a US size 4 to 6 and got a small. The fit is perfect around the chest and a little loose around the waist and hips (35-27-35).There is room enough to layer with a jersey top and fine wool top underneath. Label says dry clean, but I plan to risk a handwash. My dog has jumped on me in this, and it did not snag or pull. So pretty sturdy, for a knit. Personally, I would prefer it without pockets. But overall a winner. October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great sweater/jacket Attractive and flattering. Fits closely, so not really any room for layering, however colours allow for wear with a variety of bottoms. Looks great with jeans would work with other pants, casual to moderately dressy. Casual work appropriate and length allows for wear with skirts October 17, 2012
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BLUE MOTIF Style #:25778846 When it comes to fall and winter knits, we've got two things on the brain: comfort and convenience (impeccable style is the unspoken third, of course). Cozy sweaters that double as outerwear in the milder months, and boast enough color to carry an outfit (like this jacket from Sparrow) fit the bill to a T. Fairisle Blazer