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Perfect mid-layer weight, gorgeous color
The weight of this sweater (I purchased Lagom Blue) is perfect for a mid-layer: not too light, not too heavy/bulky. Size S sweater fits perfectly under my size S jackets. The collar is double the material - it won't stretch or lose its shape. Color is as it appears on website. I couldn't be happier! I purchase a few things I love and plan... Read More to have them for a lifetime. This is one of those things!
Updated review - great sweater
At first when I bought this sweater I bought it in a size medium and it was a bit too large and just didn't love it (I'm 5'7" and 130 lb). I eventually traded it in for a size small and this has become my absolute favorite sweater. I bought it in another color too. The sweater has a great loose fit but still very shapely and I l... Read Moreove the collar, it gives it structure. It's a very neat/clean cut looking sweater. The weight is great for everyday wear. I don't get too hot but I don't get cold in this. Great 3 seasons sweater. It is a little cumbersome to wash by hand but I wear it many times first (always with a t-shirt underneath) and it doesn't require washing much because it's wool.
Hey Ellie, thank you so much for following up now that you've found the right size. We're so glad you're so happy with your sweater! Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of any help at all!
Surprisingly Comfortable Wool Sweater
I was prepared to be annoyed with the wool content in this sweater. At some point, folks complain about wool sweaters being itchy. Yes, I do wear a long-sleeve shirt underneath. Yes, I would not want it next to my bare skin for any length of time. But, it is very warm without the weight. The cut is stylishly boxy. Nicely oversized. The quality of t... Read Morehe wool is first-rate. It leaves my closet on a daily basis for just about everything from work to a walk on a cold day.
Thick, high quality wool & beautiful retro knitting.
I'm in love with my retro gray and green, alpine design sweater. The small and extra small were too tight for me so I opted for a medium, which is probably too slouchy for most people but I like it for my casual wear. Get the small if you want to use it as an inside layer. I'm 61, 5'2" and 115 lbs. Wearing this brings me back to... Read More the '70s and '80s and it's a good thing. The returns for the ones didn't fit were super easy with the friendly and straight forward process. Thank you, Patagonia.
Bought this mostly for the recycled wool, but very happy with the fit, color and quality. I wear US 18 or 20, so was thrilled that the XL fit at all. The cut is generous enough to wear over long sleeves without being too big to wear under a coat. The arm length is excellent for my longer arms. The sweater hits mid-hip on me. I got the green and cre... Read Moream pattern and it is a very nice color, very true to the pictures. The cut is boxy, but that works for me. This is a good one. I feel like I wont need to buy a winter sweater again for awhile.
My go to sweater this winter
I have been wearing this sweater non stop this winter. Around the house, around the ski cabin, under a shell on a walk, it has made its way out and about with me. I have a the patterned natural sapling color and enjoy the diversity it brings to my generally solid color sweater line up. I would say it is slightly more boxy, rather than a slim fittin... Read Moreg sweater, which I understood when I bought it based upon reviews by others. As expected, it wasn't overly boxy for my expectations, but rather met the idea of a comfy, not tight/slim fitting and also not overly big and loose. It is more standard wool, with slight scratchy feel than the recycled cashmere (which I also love), but nothing a shirt beneath doesn't handle. Love it so far.
Overall a nice sweater. I got the patterned one and it was nice and thick and warm, though a tad itchy. I originally bought the XS (my usual size in Patagonia) and it was a smidge too tight in the shoulders/arms. Ordered in the S and found it to fit better in the shoulder and arms, but too wide in the torso (but about the same short length as the X... Read MoreS). Overall, I was not a fan of the boxy torso fit but tight arms/shoulder, and the itchiness. I ended up returning.
A perfect wool sweater
To me, this is the perfect, classic wool sweater. I ordered a large which is a bit baggy on my frame (curvy). I wear it under my ski shell jacket (Patagonia Triolet) and it keeps me toasty. It is an ideal fit and just wooly enough to remind you that our ancestors were on the right track when they domesticated sheep.
Too boxy, unfortunately
The yarn is lovely, it's super thick and warm and the pattern is great, but the cut for me was just way too boxy. Boxy is cute, but this was too wide and fit really weird when I moved around. I'm on the slim side with broad shoulders and have trouble fitting Patagonia women's stuff - such a bummer. Returning.
Thank you so much for writing this review Mila! We would also like to extend our sincere apologies to hear that this purchase led to a return due to the fit being too boxy. Please rest assured that we will be passing along this feedback to our Product Designers so they can take a deeper look into the fit of this product.
Beautiful warm sweater
I bought the blue-green patterned colorway (on a cream background) after seeing it in store. The weight and warmth are a little extra, which is exactly what I was looking for. The fit is slightly cropped; I sized up from a M to a L so I could layer underneath, and that helped me get a little bit more length in the torso. This is my first recycled w... Read Moreool purchase, and I would buy another one if the right thing came along. If your skin is super duper sensitive, you may want to try this on before purchasing, but Im very comfortable with a t shirt or other thin layer underneath.
It fits true to size at the shoulders, with a comfortable amount of looseness throughout, so it hangs nicely without feeling stuffy. It's great as a single layer on chilly days, and could be useful in the real cold. It's not too thick or too hot, but keeps me warm. It is also very soft. I've been wearing it every day for a week. Just... Read More don't wash it in hot water because it will shrink. I Definitely recommend buying this.
Cute sweater, fits great, awesome color. Itchy! And too warm to wear a top underneath to make it less itchy...unless you're outside.
Hey Erika, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that you found this sweater to be itchy. You might find the the [Women's Recycled Cashmere Top](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-recycled-cashmere-crewneck-pullover/50910.html?dwvar_50910_color=INBK&cgid=root) is better suited for your needs. Check it out!
perfect classic wool sweater!
This sweater has the perfect classic crewneck fit that is somehow so hard to find these days. I bought it in the grey and feel like it goes with everything in my wardrobe and will never go out of style! It's a tad itchy which I expected with wool but I don't mind it and I have a feeling it will break in overtime to be less so. A wardrobe ... Read Morestaple!
Warm & flattering!
This is my favorite sweater that I own. It is flattering and not bulky. It's a relaxed fit, with enough room to wear a base layer if needed. The scratchiness that often comes with wool sweaters really doesn't bother me, in my opinion it's minimal. I am in between a M & L, so I opted for the Large and it fits perfectly. 170lb, ath... Read Moreletic build, 5'9". The yellow is a mustard, which I adore.
Super itchy right at the neck.
I like the weight of it, but the neck is so small and itchy. I cannot wear a t-shirt underneath it that will block the wool from the skin on my neck.
We're truly sorry to hear the Women's Recycled Wool Crewneck Sweater was too itchy. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Nice old-school wool sweater
Wonderful old-school wool sweater that is actually hard to find these days. People have gotten away from wearing wool sweaters in favor of synthetic fleece and it's a shame. Wool repels dirt and usually only needs to be cleaned once a year. You can easily wash by hand or in a washer that has a gentle or hand wash cycle -- just don't use t... Read Morehe dryer. All this said, I love wool!
The sweater was great in terms of fit and warmth, but too itchy.
Hi Rashee! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that you found the sweater to be too itchy. If you're sensitive to wool this may not be the sweater for you. That said, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
This sweater is a classic. Everyone needs one. It's warm but not hot. Great with a underlayer and pretty much goes with everything. Can be worn casual or dressed up. It is classic pullover fit. I can wear both an XS and a S in this sweater and both look just fine. The Small fell a little longer on me and was a little roomier. But the XS looked... Read More great too and I am still able to put a layer on under it. I have not washed it yet so not sure if it will shrink but I launder everything in cold and will lay it out flat to dry. The blue was a classic navy. Can't go wrong with this piece.
Ive had the sweater for about three weeks now and am wearing it almost every day because its so comfortable, warm, cozy as all your products have been for me in the last forty years. They wear wear well over timethey become treasures hard to part with. The sweater, I even wear when I go fishing at the lake, or meet up with my early morning coffee m... Read Moreates. The sweater does pill after a few days wear but doesnt bother me. Its perfect for this season we are in. Thanks Siti
A Light Delight
For me, this is a great wool piece. It's quite a lightweight weave which I like, I have other wool sweaters that are heavier if I want the extra bulk/warmth. I have washed this sweater once, laid it flat to dry and it held its shape perfectly. I ordered this sweater in XS and S -- I usually take a S in Patagonia, just for the extra shoulder sp... Read Moreace -- I kept the XS. I am 5'7 and weigh 125lbs with a lanky, straight build and infamously broad shoulders. This sweater fits me great in an XS. The sleeves are long enough for my arms (shocking). I wear it hiking and bird hunting and while riding my horses beneath other layers or on its own, in my studio while I work, out and about with jeans... It's been a nice addition to my wardrobe.
This sweater is super cute and comfy but it began to pill after my first ware. I like it so I plan to keep it but am a bit disappointed.
Thank you for the review, Jessica. We're very sorry to hear of the premature pilling. With knit items, friction is usually what can cause this to happen, so that is something you'll want to keep in mind. With that said, your satisfaction is our number one priority, and you are welcome to send the item back to us for warranty evaluation. To begin this process, please click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Love this sweater!
I'm 5'3", 128 lbs and got the medium. It fits a little looser than I though it would, but I'm happy with it. I think a small would fit me just fine too, just more form fitting. It is cozy, a little heavier than I thought it would be but I'm glad it is. I do need to wear a t-shirt underneath, it is a little bit itchy, but th... Read Moreen I have very sensitive skin. I think this is going to be one of my fave sweaters!
Cute but already showing wear
Its super cute and fits nice and light yet warm. Ive had it for less than a month and it already looks worn out, peeling and looks like I may be getting holes in the pit area. Its disappointing considering how much it costs.
Thank you for your feedback on the Patagonia Women's Recycled Wool Crewneck Sweater, we're sorry to hear about your disappointment. Please feel free to contact us if you feel like it is not performing ok.
I purchased the brown and the cable pattern is pretty. I usually like to wear my sweaters oversized and wear an M in Patagonia but this material was too thin to have a cute chunky oversized look so it just looked large and shapeless on me. I am 5-7 and 125lb and purchased a M. I would probably buy this in a small if it went on sale but it is not wo... Read Morerth the full price in my opinion.
I purchased the brown cabled sweater. It is very warm and soft. I like the neutral brown color but I would love Patagonia to bring back some jewel-toned wool sweaters. I have an old Patagonia boiled wool front zip gorgeous blue lapis sweater, threadbare in places after twenty years of use, and I would buy a new one (with or without the zipper!) in ... Read Morea second. It would be a great addition to the recycled wool crewneck sweater options in the cabled pattern. I expect this sweater to last as long. Very well made, as always, with Patagonia gear.
Versatile, classic, and comfy
This is a gorgeous sweater in a beautiful color (I got the Topsoil Brown) with a classic cut. Fit is true to size for a crew, and I can still layer underneath. For reference, I am 5'3" 112 lbs and ordered a S. I prefer to buy 100% wool sweaters, so was hesitant to buy a blend, but I loved the design so much that I went for it. It has a ni... Read Morece soft feel, and it is definitely a medium weight sweater (don't expect this to be the warmest item in your closet if you live in a cold climate). I think it's very soft and not at all itchy, but again I mostly wear 100% wool anyway. This one is a winner for me, and several friends that I surveyed also loved it!
So cute, but so itchy
I wanted to love this so badly because the fit, style, and brown color are all perfect, however, it is EXTREMELY itchy. I tried it on and wore it for about 4 minutes before I had to take it off. I wish I could make it work because it is very cute, but it felt like I was torturing my skin so unfortunately I will be returning it.
Love it but runs a bit small
Got this sweater as a birthday gift and I love it! I am 55 and weigh 115 lbs and I usually wear a small but I wanted a bit of an oversized fit so I ordered the medium. Im glad I ordered a size up because its actually the perfect fit so Im glad I didnt get the small because it definitely wouldve been a bit snug. Super cozy and warm so I definitely r... Read Moreecommend
Beautiful, but fabric isn't great
5/5 for the style and fit. It's a beautiful sweater, I love the pattern, and the brown color is perfect. I wear a small in most other brands and usually size up to a medium for a roomy fit in Patagonia. The medium in this is nice and relaxed. The small would have been more fitted. It is a little on the thinner side. I could see light shining... Read More through the pattern when holding up to the light, but it wasn't see-through while wearing. 1/5 for the fabric. I was expecting more from Patagonia. I am not at all sensitive to natural fibers, but this sweater was incredibly itchy and irritating just while trying it on. Not soft at all. I wouldn't have made it through the day with any of my skin exposed to the fabric. I've had this issue with Patagonia wool in the recent past as well. I was really hoping to switch to Patagonia over mall brands for my casual sweaters, but I guess I've learned my lesson to avoid Patagonia wool for the foreseeable future.
Love this sweater so much! I want to wear it every single day!!! Unfortunately, I teach middle school English and PE, so I cant. Kids keep track. :) but really, the brown cable is perfection. Its not itchy. Its not lightweight or heavyweight its somewhere in between. Ive worn it in the 70s at sunny lunchtime sports supervision and in the high 50s w... Read Moreith no base layer, and Ive been very comfortable. Bought a M for a slightly oversized look. 56, 126 with athletic build for reference. Regular Patagonia size XS in jumpsuits and dresses, S in base layers and outerwear. Will be wearing for work and camp at every opportunity!!!
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