Rated 3 out of 5
by JulesMilo not as soft as I had thought
I am on the hunt for long sleeved, substantial sweaters this winter. I'm tired of the thin, 3/4 sleeved "sweaters" that require more layers than necessary and I though this could have the potential of coming home with me. Until I tried it on. Like the previous reviewer, it did not pass the cuddle-up-with-a-cup-of-hot-chocolate test so back to the rack it went. :(
On the plus side, the detail is unique regarding the many different types of materials used to make the design. Some of the strands are actually quite soft but not enough to classify this as a soft sweater.
For reference, I'm 5'5", 100lbs, 25 in jeans and I tried on an XS.
November 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RIHoo Feels like an acrylic sweater
I saw this in the catalog and had to have it. Ever since J. Crew stopped making their Fair Isle sweaters, I've been on a mission to find a good one, and thought "this is it"! It arrived in the mail today and I was so excited. Unfortunately, I apparently didn't read the description well. It's not a warm, cozy wool-blended sweater. It's flimsy and feels like it was make of acrylic. The fit is good - I got a medium (usually a size 6 in dresses, and waver between S/M in Anthro brands; 34D bust), and that worked well. However, I don't love it, and in this economy you can't justify buying something you don't love.
October 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by vonnielee Fun colours, runs small-ish
I bought this sweater a couple of weeks ago and have already worn it 4-5 times. I love the colours -- mix of blue, orange, white, with pale green and threads of gold simmering through, which makes it very easy to pair with. Fit-wise, I'd recommend trying it out in a store before the purchase. It fits close to the body and is quite short, with a bit of a shrunken look, which not everyone may like. I'm 5'3", 116 lbs and got the small, which worked for me very well. I can't dispute the previous review about the material -- it's not a super-soft, cozy sweater. Personally, I find it comfy enough, and have worn it both next to the skin with no issues and with a thin chambray shirt layered underneath. It's adorable with skinny denim or cords with boots, and looks lovely with high-waisted skirts as well.
November 30, 2012