Merino Stripe Pullover Sweater
Beautiful but fits like an oversized sack
I ordered the size recommended on Hanna's size chart (5' 4", 120 lbs. small). The sleeves fit somewhat but not too snug; however, the overall fit of the sweater was that of an oversized paper sack. Not an attractive look for me. I won't exchange for a smaller size given the current fit of the sleeves. I'm not sure what's going on with the current paper bag fit; I prefer a tailored fit. While I took another Hanna piece to my seamstress for a tailored fit, I wasn't sure this one would work as well, given it's a sweater. Sadly, it's going back.
March 5, 2015
If you like stripes a good drape, non-itchy merino wool and comfort then this is it. Very pleased.
February 22, 2015
Strange cut makes a stylish sweater look frumpy
I ordered this sweater in a XS and was eager for it to arrive because it looked so cozy and yet stylish on line. The sweater quality was lovely and the wool soft and warm. Unfortunately the cut was very odd, being quite broad in the body/torso, especially broad in the shoulders and yet tight through the arms, resulting in a stretched out neckline and bunched up fabric in the underarms. I am quite petite and have other Hanna XS items that fit well but this just looked utterly bizarre on me - dowdy, actually. Sadly I had to return it. I am not sure whom this would fit properly.
January 22, 2015
Nice knit and design but sleeves were WAY too long
Wish this did fit because the design is very sharp looking. The sleeves were almost 6 inches too long on the medium, so I returned it.
January 18, 2015
Runs large . . .
I got this in the silver/blue color. The merino wool feels great (and I have very sensitive skin), and the color is pretty. However, the sweater is too big on me. I'm not sure if I will deal with the hassle of exchanging - the neckline is sort of deep and the sweater material clings to you. I do love the longer length of this sweater though - it's very flattering and makes this sweater rival a sweatshirt in comfort and coverage.
I'm finding Hanna sizing really inconsistent this year. I ordered several Hanna sweaters this year, all in size XL, and each fits differently. Some are too big, some are too small . . . makes it very difficult when you can't be sure what size you are in the same brand.
December 31, 2014
This sweater is gorgeous. I purchased my usual size, XS, in the oatmeal/orange combo and the fit is perfect. The tunic length is great and pairs wonderfully with my skinny jeans. The sleeves are not a problem for me - they are not tight. I wear it over the Pima cotton tank. I like this sweater so much that I also purchased the black/ivory combo. For reference, my arms have a 10.75" circumference and meausurements are 33-26-36.
December 30, 2014
This fine knit merino wool sweater feels great on. The fit is perfect.
this fine knit sweater is extremely comfortable. The sleeves fit tight, but that's the style, and I like it. The xs is my usual size from Hanna and I am happy to say it fit well. It's a nice dressy - casual sweater. It hangs long, looking good with the tight pants that are so popular right now. The merino wool gives it a warmth even though it is a fine knit sweater.
December 14, 2014
The quality of this sweater is fantastic, like all our other Hannas. I hoped the merino would be softer. It's of a nice weight, but not all that soft. The main reason I gave lower rating is the fit. I usually wear an XS. In the XS, the body is still really wide (I would prefer it to be taken in about 2 inches on each side. Yet the sleeves are really long and on the tight side compared to the rest of the sweater. The length is great - tunic length, but the bottom hem is flipping up on me after the first wear. I want to love it, but it's just strange!
November 23, 2014