Rated 5 out of 5 by girliegirl2 a fine product
I was attracted first to the color, dark olive, which is hard to find. I love it ! and would be happy to see more dark olive like this, without a military connotation, that is, no epaulets and multiple sets of pockets. Can't we have dark olive be modern and romantic and not just military-style? Thanks Winter Silks.
Second, I was pleased with the fabric--cotton and silk. Unlike some reviews, I found the fabric to be fine--not itchy or scratchy. I always wash sweaters ,etc, inside-out to preserve color and having a bit of silk in this sweater will help prevent fading.
The design is basic--crew or v-neck, I got both--, and the small cable pattern is lovely--just enough--, perfect for wearing alone with a scarf or with a shirt or blouse underneath. It fits well under a jacket or coat, too.
I read the reviews and made a guess that a medium would be the right size. It was for me, but I find the fit model for Winter Silk can be odd so I'm always hesitant when I order. I am tall-ish 5'8" and a size 8. The sleeves are very long--I have to fold back cuffs!-- and the body of the sweater is a little long for me, too, but tunics are "in". The shoulders are ample enough to accommodate a shirt underneath--thank you.
I washed and dried the sweater to try to shrink it a bit but it didn't. Good for you Winter Silk, even when you said not to, the sweater remained the same. The material is very stretchy and would bounce back even if it did shrink. Note: I won't put it in the dryer again because I hate what the dryer does to fabric.
January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scottiemom4 Good buy
I love the fabric because It provides more warmth than cotton alone. The color is vibrant; the fit is true to size
November 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Naturalfiberfan5 A little boxy, but nice
Smooth and warm, and the cerise is a nice, strong but sophisticated color. I'm short-waisted, and it's not sexy on me like it is on the model. But it fits, the knit is smooth but substantial, the color is cheerful and I got it on sale. It's a good layer as long as I'm not feeling too vain.
February 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lexi3 all around perfect
Long time customer;always pleased. Fit was just right;not clingy, not baggy.Shade of grey is truly beautiful;not dull. Works well with many other colors. Many compliments from friend, coworkers. My workplace has serious changes in temperature. Sweater not hot; warm when needed.
Spans more than one season. Great wardrobe addition. Thank you!
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by nikki567 Beautiful!
I am so happy I bought this sweater So lovely on me. The sleeves which have always been too long on other sweaters fit just right on me on this one. It is like I had a dress maker make it for me since it fits so perfectly. Very colorful, yet not overly bright. I don't look like a canary in this color. Instead it is a deeper more subdued color that looks great with my red hair, and not too thin, either. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to look lovely. It is so comfortable to wear!
December 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by 13finder This product is poor quality.
I bought 2 of these sweaters, 1 red and 1 green, both XL's. Both fit perfectly when I first tried them on. After laundering them according to directions, the red one had shrunk to a size that is a medium at best. The green had suddenly become nearly a 3X. I am sure of the sizes because I had 2 friends try each on.
NO, I do not recommend sweaters from Winter Silks.
December 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Activelder Looks great and feels good
I really like the feel and comfort of this cotton/silk sweater. I have had cotton/silk sweaters before and this is a great addition to my winter wardrobe. I like the feel of silk for winter wear rather than the "sweatyness" of fleece.
The color selection is great and the colors are bright and rich.
I found the large size just a little too large and it fits me (I am only 5 ft 1) more like a tunic, but that is okay. I can wear it with a sturdy turtle neck or a silk turtle neck over tights or leggings.
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GarnetSue Great sweater
I really enjoy wearing this sweater. It looks good and keeps me warm. I'm a Red Hatter and like to wear the sweater to our winter meetings.
November 13, 2015