Shetland Twist-Cable Cardigan
This is the wool cardigan they USED to make!
Remember the warm and cozy cardigans of years ago? This is it! This sweater is thick, springy wool, dense but in a slender appearing fluffy way, and it is WARM. Not too hot, mind you, just cozy warm. The colors are all pretty and I know that because I love this sweater so much I now own every color they have made. The new aqua and thistle are very nice and both are lighter and brighter than the darker mauve and darker turquoise of last year. They no longer have that pretty light green and should make this in a hunter green! I am 5'5.5" and it hits me mid hip. I am also not as slender as I should be, and it is a flattering cut and length. The sleeves are long enough but don't hang onto the middle of my hand and I rarely have sleeve issues so I apparently have average length arms. I am busty and get the X sizes to be able to button across the chest, and the X sizes cuts are bigger in the bust as they should be but not sloppy falling off the shoulders, which I appreciate. Sometimes one is an X due to allover size and sometimes due to bust size. My daughter is 5'8" and a true medium and it looks darling on her although hits her higher on hip due to being taller but is still a nice and flattering length. Her best friend is a petite small or medium and she has worn it and it flatters her, too as she just rolls up the cuff. These are excellent quality. I have to say they are bit stiff and scratchy when first worn but after a few hours on, they soften and loosen up. If you don't like that, put them on and wear around the house like a bathrobe in the evenings or tumble in dryer if you are SURE you can tumble with ZERO heat as these are 100% wool and will shrink. You can also hand wash in ice cold water with some ordinary plain hair conditioner to soften the wool. I didn't do either of these as mine softened up and increased in flexibility on their own after a short period of wearing. I don't like scratchy wool so this would have been a deal breaker had they not softened up and gotten more flexible with wearing. I suppose you could ball them up and shake them as well, to make them feel as though they'd been worn. I'm not at all careful with mine and they seem to tolerate being slung around and used as an on and off cardigan quite nicely. My adult daughter steals mine every time she comes home so I bought her a few for her Christmas. Don't let the low price make you think these are thin or cheap wool. They are extremely good sweaters. I have some other wool sweaters that cost in the $180 range and these are just as nice, and truth be told, warmer. Superior value. True to size fit. Colors are well saturated and very pretty. I'm impressed with the quality of this yarn. The gray is particularly nice and is exactly medium gray, not pale and not charcoal and has no tones of yellow or taupe. The oatmeal is a pale taupe with maybe a hint of pale vanilla, not khaki tan. Medium blue is really pretty, soft and gentle but deep blue. Navy is bright true navy, not dark navy but avoids royal blue and avoids purple tones. If there were more colors I'd buy them, too. How about a dark green and a dark red? Another blue? I'd love it in a strong purple and black as well! This sweater is a total winner.
November 22, 2014
Sweater Comes with Free Holes
I am sorry to say that my navy blue shetland twist-cable cardigan has a very obvious hole in the back next to sleeve near shoulder. I have never bought a sweater with a hole in it!!! Big disappointment, but I do not want to spend any $$ to send it back. Caveat emptor!!
November 12, 2014
Nice sweater if you are not sensitive to wool.
The sweater arrived in a timely manner. The positives of the sweater are color was as pictured, fit was good and would provide warmth on a chilly day.
There was just one negative and because of this I returned the sweater. The fiber was very scratchy and, therefore, uncomfortable.
October 18, 2014
Pretty blue shetland cardigan
Unfortunately, I thought this cardigan ran very large. A petite large size usually fits me well, but this petite large was huge. Had to send it back.
October 10, 2014
wonderful, useful cardigan
Wool cardigan, runs true to size, looks great because not too long.
October 9, 2014
nice traditional cardigan
This sweater is warm, yet light weight. I like the length, which is mid-hip. It will be good for travel. I wish it were available in a pure red or a bright cranberry color.
September 27, 2014
Love, Love, Love These Cardigans!
This is my third one. The sweaters are substantial but still light enough you don't feel weighed down. They are cozy warm. Great with a collared shirt or with a turtleneck. Beautiful colors that are very flattering. Last fall I took two with me on a trip to Cornwall, England. They were perfect in the cool/cold weather, the rain storms, climbing on the coastline - I was always warm and comfortable. Don't hesitate to try them.
September 4, 2014
Nice looking,warm and good quality.
Good sweater for a cold climate. Well made and quality product.
July 17, 2014