Rated 5 out of 5Â by jennifermbrown 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
Â by Phoebes 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 5Â by DeirdreK 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