Reviewed by Smart Shopper from MA on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I have this sweater in 3 colors now. I get many compliments on them. Two of them have very long sleeves that I roll up, and the third has sleeves that are just a bit on the long side--which works fine for me. The sweater is warm, not itchy and not too bulky.
Reviewed by Sarah from California on Sunday, November 16, 2014
This sweater is a soft, warm classic with an unusual cable pattern. I first bought one in medium 2 years ago, and it shrunk over time so I gave it to a friend. I am so happy to see in stock again. This time I ordered a large.
Reviewed by traveld from Montana on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I really wanted to like this sweater. I have a lovely pea coat by JG GLover and felt confident ordering the sweater. It's terribly difficult for me to find quality sweaters in my size that have long enough sleeves (I need a minimum of 24" from the shoulder) so when I read the reviews about the sleeve length, I thought this would be the perfect sweater for me! And the sleeves do (just!) fit. I am a size 6-8 and the medium fit fine, but I agree with other reviewers that the sizing could be variable as they are hand-made. I bought a sweater in Ireland and tried on half the store before giving up and having one custom made (due to my arms) so I can attest that sizing is more a suggestion than a standard!
But the button closure detracts so much that I am returning the sweater. The wool is very soft and stretchy (it's not merino wool, BTW, it's new wool- although that discrepancy doesn't bother me), and the placket should have been reinforced with grosgrain to keep it from pulling so much. The buttons are faux-leather and loosely attached- I would have been happy to swap them out myself but it's not worth it. I'll give JG Glover another try with a crewneck sweater, but no more cardigans. It'd be fine with jeans, but if I can't wear it out I'm not interested.