Aran Craft Button Front Shawl Collar Cardigan
Meh :( - SHORT
Great price, so I really wanted to love this as a daily "go to", toss-on sweater (in color Natural). Regrets, it lacks the fine European tailoring so typically characteristic of the amazing Aran Sweater Brand. It's too short in both the body & the sleeves, and just doesn't lay / fall right on the body.
Sleeves shortness becomes particularly apparent when reaching, bending arms, moving arms, etc- As the wool knit eases / conforms to my body, the sleeves creep up, up, up, until FAR too short.
And, the "shawl collar" is barely (barely!) there- Barely folds over, refuses to lay right. This sweater style just doesn't hang / fit well on my Tall-ish body... I've tried it on EVERY which way: Fully buttoned, w/ collar up / down; Partially buttoned, collar rolled a little / spread wide; Completely unbuttoned, only the bottom 2-3 buttons fastened, etc...
Nothing works. ( For reference, I'm 5'5", 125 lbs, & wear size XS - S... But I usually size UP to Small, b/c I always need as much extra length as possible in body & sleeves. )
My torso & limbs are Tall / Long. This sweater is short in both torso & arms. imho, this sweater may (?) fit / appeal more to lucky Petite women! :) I gave it only 2 stars because of the shortness & poor fit on ***me me me***- But, if you are a Petite size, this may be a 5-Star winner for you !!! :) Thank you for reading! PS- I have numerous Aran sweater styles, from this year, & years prior- LOVE them!
Really, Really Nice Sweater
I have been searching for one of these fisherman knit sweaters for years! I had this one on my wish list and when it went on sale I bought it. I wear a size 20 so I got an XXL which is nice and roomy. The wool is merino, very soft and stretchy, not scratchy like other wool sweaters can be. I LOVE the shawl collar. Can't say enough good about this, it is a classic wardrobe piece. Of course they send it with an extra button and some matching yarn just in case.
I got this sweater in the blue. The quality is excellent, but unfortunately for me the size is too large. I ordered a medium, because the small was sold out. I didn't mind the "roomier" size, but the sleeves are just way too long and it doesn't look good with the cuffs rolled up. I'm having to send it back, but wouldn't hesitate to re-order, if the small came back into stock.
beautiful irish sweater
warm and comfortable sweater...great on
fit and the design is beautiful...these are
handmade and it showes...you will be happy
you order one...mine is green and it is a
very rich shade...
Excellent style & length and comfort!!!
Thank you for a sweater that is not to long. Sleeves are just the right length
as is the body of the sweater. I purchased the natural in a small and I am
so pleased. Love the shawl collar. This is my fifth sweater!
Thank you for spending your St. Patrick's Day here in the USA so we all can
appreciate all of your many talents in the mdse you bring.
Best aran yet!!
I've grown up wearing arans and have always had one. I now have 4!! one from Ireland, and the others I've collected thru the years from QVC. I love them all, but this is by far my favorite!! I love the shawl collar... cozy and elegant... and the fit is perfect. As usual with QVC clothing, I size down to a small and it is still generous enough to layer with a sweater , but not at all overly bulky or boxey. I have the natural and it's your usual aran natural... goes with everything. Love it! My only request would be to PLEASE make the sweaters handwashable as they used to be. Two of mine are, and I miss that feature. Otherwise, this sweater is perfect!
Good quality and style
I got this sweater in blue. I am blonde with probably a yellow undertone to my skin. The color did not look good on me. I think the raspberry would not look good either, and I already have a natural/white sweater, so I had to return. I like the shawl collar idea, and would probably try again if it comes out in another color with warm undertones. I have several other Aran Craft sweaters and love them. Love the softness and the style.
Warm and Cozy
This is my 3rd Aran Craft sweater. The quality of the stitching and the wool yarn is great. I wear them all the time. They wear incredibly well. I have another one for 4 year and it still looks brand new. I wood recommend this to anyone who wants a great quality sweater that is timeless!
I've been buying the Aran Craft wool sweaters for several years now. This was a new style for me. I just got it and and I love it! This one is definitely a keeper. Please bring this one back in more colors. How about the deeper teal blue like A218128 comes in, and some pastels--how about a really really light green, not neon, like pale spring leaf green! As with the other AranCraft, I ordered 2 sizes down and it fits perfectly. I am a medium in all other things QVC, like Denim and Co. but Aran Craft I am an XS. Fits comfortably, not tight, even fits my hips. My first sweater was an aubergine colored hooded, zipped Aran Craft 5 yrs ago in a medium. It fit perfectly then and still does, so sizes have changed evidently over the years. I've worn t his sweater so much the elbows have finally worn through. The rest of the sweater is great so I'm trying to decide how to patch them.
Beautiful sweater, too bulky for me.
It is a beauty, but too heavy/bulky for me. I haven't
been wearing the heavy duty sweaters anymore
even in our cold New England weathers. I have
another aran sweater coming in and I hope it works
out for me.