Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 3 out of 5 by PAL22 Beautiful But Cut is Gigantic
I purchased 5 of these vests to give to my mother and sisters for mother's day. While the cables are lovely, the vest is cut entirely too big. Even my plus-sized sister tried on the xs/s and that was too big on her so the ones who wore missy sizes didn't stand a chance. Sadly, they all had to be returned.
Rated 5 out of 5 by purplesped The most versatile wrap I've ever had.
I bought this to take on a cruise as the dining rooms are often chilly after a hot day. This was the perfect wrap, not too hot or too cool. The neutral color looks great with everything. I have a metal shoulder that gets cold at night; I unbuttoned the sides and wrapped it around my shoulder at night. I used it the whole trip, and now back at home, I've been throwing it on in the chilly evenings.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mystilee Heavy and warm
This is a very nice warm sweater, as long as you're not frail. I ordered this for my grandmother who is 90 and frail. It was very heavy for her.
But otherwise, I love it and it's very warm and comfortable!
Rated 3 out of 5 by devilorangel Not pretty, looked like a box!
Very well made, pretty color, looked great on host Pat, but it looked like a box on me!
I'm 5'2", 115-120 lbs. and order XXsmall,, but it just didn't work.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ninac Great vest
I love the style, fit, texture, and comfort. I got this vest to keep me warm inside the aircondition building at work in the summer. Great for spring and fall as well here in the Northeast.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JasmineK Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful
I got this a week ago and have worn it four times already. Just lovely on but one of the things I like the most is the way it feels. Soft and luxurious. I feel special just wearing it. Worth every penny!
Rated 5 out of 5 by abcdef321 Clever creation, a cultural cross-over
May the Irish forgive me!
Within seconds of seeing on-air this vest, or poncho, perhaps a hybrid to be called a voncho, I immediately translated the vest to my own needs. I saw the Irish cable as Western rope, the diamond pattern as the same diamond pattern used ubiquitously as a repeating pattern in Native rugs. I converted the Irish sheep culture to the Navajo sheep culture, though granted, the Navajo make little to no clothing in any quantity for the general public. Much Navajo wool is used to make rugs.
First, I ordered the black vest in XXL. With a turtleneck of the same gray underneath, and given the deep front of this voncho, I can display any silver with a nice patina, Navajo pearls especially, and can add a bold Sleeping Beauty turquoise pendant or any other Native American-made pendant. I have a nice Plains Native necklace with a large piece of Picasso marble at its end that will look equally as fabulous.
As for the practical aspects: I used this once on a cool morning, probably the last cool morning we'll have for some time, and I noticed that there is enough air flow around my trunk, which did not make me too warm. I love the fact that there is no heavy collar. I also appreciate the fact that the buttons on the side are at waist or upper hip level, not on the lower hip, as is the cape that Aran Craft currently offers. The voncho stayed in place. I had freedom of movement for my arms. The styling means I can wear this vest earlier in the winter season and later into the winter season, into early spring.
I am fascinated by the clever engineering of this voncho: three pieces of knit wool connected to create something fashionable as well as functional. There is but one downside and it is the nature of the beast: below 45F, my lower arms were cold.
So happy was I with my first purchase, I ordered a second voncho in the grey. I san see silver with a high polish, or QVC's Ultrafine silver at the neckline, or the more rare, very pale turquoise that comes from a certain mine in Nevada.
I am pleased that the voncho can cross cultures and suit my Southwestern tastes in deep south Texas! May the Irish forgive me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizzietish Cozy
Beautifully crafted and very cozy vest. Note, for my build, it is more comfortable with side buttons undone and front button done. Reminds me of my mom who was a great knitter. She would tackle anything.