Aran Craft Merino Wool Button Front Scallop Edge Cardigan
Feels very soft. Fits well. Will buy in more colors. Will be good for dressy occasions.
Preview Your Review
I purchased this sweater in Summer Green and had to return it because I just couldn't get used to the color for winter wear. Another thing that bothered me was that the buttonholes weren't finished properly ( like I've noticed on a couple of other Aran Craft sweaters I've returned# and that bothers me because I think it's an indicator of how long it might #or might not!# hold up over the years. The sweater itself was beautifully knitted and I could probably be tempted to buy it in another color anyway because I checked on a red sweater that I've enjoyed for a few winters now and realized that those buttonholes aren't finished either, and it hasn't been a problem! I kept the other sweater coat that I ordered #gorgeous, also, in natural) which zipped instead of having buttons. It was true to size for me in a Large.
This is a beautiful sweater. Soft and comfortable and warm. Design is gorgeous .I have at least 6 Irish sweaters and this is the prettiest..Go down a size from your regular size. ( I finally learned that fact. )
I love this sweater. It is a true Irish design, the weight is perfect and the color is just gorgeous. Couldn't be happier ;)
I would have just liked it for me to be a little longer but I can't stress ENOUGH to size down!. I wear a 1X, but I could easily wear a Large in this.
The Perfect Sweater
This is my third Aran Craft sweater and the first one I got in Natural. I find the simple design and color goes with almost any color pants. One day I wore it with jeans and a white t-shirt and I felt like I should be in a catalog or something. I wear large in all of my Aran Craft, Isaac Mizrahi, Quacker Factory and Liz Claiborne sweaters. This is a GREAT everyday sweater!
This is a beautiful Irish sweater.
This cardigan is beautifully made with the QVC promise: Quality, Value and Convenience.
I ordered the medium after reading the size guide. I typically buy a large.
Ordered 2 sizes down and is PERFECT!
Okay, so I went a little nuts on St. Patrick's Day and ordered a bunch of sweaters for myself and as gifts. Nearly all had to be returned, mainly for sizing issues. The thing is, I absolutely LOVE Irish knit sweaters; where I live (CA Central Coast), cardigans are a year round staple. Summers in Fairbanks are warmer than on our little strip of coastline. After returning too large sweaters, I took a chance and ordered this style 2 sizes smaller than my normal QVC size of 1X. The large is an almost perfect fit. Since I'm short, I do have to cuff the sleeves, but the lacey edging makes that look nice. My mom will also be getting one for Mother's Day, as will my sister... so when I visit we'll have matching Ivory sweaters! The nice thing about the Ivory is it's an all-season color. Might be ordering another color for myself while they're still on easy pay. Oh... and my husband LOVES it on me!
NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
I was so looking forward to getting this sweater but was disappointed, it was way too big. I ordered the size like I was told to. I returned it and ordered the medium. I am waiting for it to arrive.
When I saw this online during the St. Pats day special I thought it would be good but I usually do not like collars. Well what a surprise when I unbuttoned it and put it on! The way the front fell was just beautiful and so very flattering to my shape. This is now my MOST treasured sweater.
Need a "love" button!!!
I love this sweater SO MUCH that I ordered two identical sweaters!! I love the style, the yarn, the fit, and most of all the scalloped edging! It is so beautiful and stylish - I just love it!
I watch the Irish shows from beginning to end every year and really enjoy listening to the accents of the guests and their stories of their homeland. I would LOVE to visit Ireland someday (If I can get my husband on board!) and view the green of the hills, visit the pubs and get to know the lovely people of this gorgeous country. I even buy the green irish soaps because I love Ireland so much!! There is just something about these people that is so inviting and genuine - I'm hooked. I must have a dozen or more Irish sweaters now...I've lost count. I try to get something every year. One year I got my Mom a rosary made from the green connamara (sp?) stones and she loves it and uses it every day. I have several pieces of pottery, vases and a trinket box - all of which I love. So, you see these Irish sweaters have a place in my heart..
So far, I have only sent one back and that's because I already had one identical. The price on this one now is awesome - and with the 3 easy pays - if they had one in my size that was a different color, I would snap it up. But, they only have the natural color left which I already have. Grab this ladies...it's a great investment and I think you'll love it as much as I do.
Wish this weren't on clearance because...
....it is such a beautiful sweater and I would like to see it come back in more colors!
I ordered XL and it fit perfectly. I normally wear an XL or 1X in QVC clothing.
It is a not a flimsy sweater-- it has an impressive weight to it, so don't hang this lovely garment in a closet!
The scallop edging is not overdone, which also appeals to me. I am really pleased with this purchase, even though it cost me almost $100 with the shipping!