Fair Isle Cardigan
I tried this on in a 3x and wanted to go smaller. They didn't have a 2x so tried a 1x. It fit perfectly. I received lots of compliments on this cardigan. It made the dress pants I wore it with look like a very " put together " ensemble.
January 24, 2014
This fabric becomes ruined after laundering. It gets the worst case of sticking, like static electricity, but it is not static. The fabric permanently becomes Velcro-ish and sticks to itself completely losing its drape and swing. This is a polyester/lycra blend knit fabric. It is soft and feels like tee-shirt fabric. Although the laundry label says to machine wash cold, gentle, and tumble dry low, the fabric does not come out as purchased.
I suspect that water is the main culprit and that these particular knit blend fabrics should probably be marked "dry clean only".
I compared it to another ruined cardigan in my closet that I bought from a department store last year and found the knit fabric to be the same: 97-98% polyester and 2-3% lycra. Those instructions were to hand wash, lay flat to dry, which I did, but it turned out just as self sticking and ruined. I experimented on my department store top with other laundry combinations including drip dry, fabric softener, dryer sheets, static spray, ironing, sizing, and starch, but nothing helped at all.
I returned the Catherine?s cardigan with no hassle. Since I really loved it I was tempted to buy another and test out my dry clean theory, but decided not to take the risk. Beware of this poly/lycra knit fabric blend at any store!
January 24, 2014
I love it - but other colors are gone
This is one of the nicest sweaters I have ever bought at Catherines. Fabulous color and quality material.
December 8, 2013
sleeves way too long
The sleeves went past my finger tips..Some sweaters you can roll the sleeves and it still looks good on...Not this one, rolling up the sleeves make it look cheap and shabby..I returned it and since i had it shipped to the store they sent it back for me an i found another sweater in the store i liked better and replaced it with that one..
November 20, 2013