Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 22 reviews
22 of 22 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
This sweater fits a little toward the baggy in the body, but the color and weight are wonderful. With this caveat, I would recommend the product.
love the sweater -
Warm yet light. The color is just right. I wear this same sweater in four different colors 3 or 4 times a week. Thanks Orvis
Great Quality -
The sweater is a good weight and well put together. The color (corn flower blue) is perfect!
Love these sweaters -
Soft cashmere in pretty colors. Nice fit. Have several.
I'm in love! -
By: Georgiabrown from Blue ridge mountains
I bought two on sale. Aside from the usual virtues of cashmere, everything falls at the right place. Neck isn't too tight etc. I buy mostly mail order. I had just about given up on cashmere because I've had to return them to to other major stores for being too thin. These are perfect!
Wrapped in a Cloud -
By: czarina from Willamette Valley, OR
I haven't had a cashmere sweater since my 20's, and I'm thrilled to get this one. I particularly bought this in yellow because I knitted myself a yellow & brown shawl I'll wear over it. I'll be wrapped in a cloud this winter with a hand-knit lace shawl to show to it's best advantage.
Soft Cashmere -
By: ValleyNana from Central Valley CA
Lovely, soft, and beautiful! FYI: I measure 39-31-39 and purchased a large. It has a wonderful fold in the neck and stays up, with the very look one sees online. This is my 3rd turtleneck I have purchased. This one is red for Christmas. I also purchased the yellow and dill. The yellow is a soft, but not not a pale color, very traditional yellow often worn with blackwatch plaid. The dill is a nice autumn green to wear with camels or plaids. I like that this is a traditional fit sweater with plenty of ease, not fitted, and close to the body as is current in the market place. These are good weight cashmere, not tissue thin as are sold in many venues. This will be a perfect weight indoors, and fit nicely beneath jackets. D.
Good purchase -
By: celtic1 from berlin ct
Haven't worn the sweater yet but the color is true and the cashmere is soft and a nice weight. I take a size 8 ordered a small and the fit is perfect. I'm 5'4" and the length is good. The shipping and handling was outrageous but I bought the item on sale.
|Cashmere: the fabric of kings|
The ancient fabric of choice for a royal family
Once again, we have Asia to thank for a prized textile. Cashmere is named for the Kashmir goats that inhabit the Himalayas and the mountainous regions of Central Asia that surround the Gobi desert. The harsh, extreme climate of the high desert plateaus are just right for producing the downy undercoat needed to make cashmere yarn. Cashmere was known to the Western world in ancient Roman times and it was the fabric of choice for Tibet’s royal family for centuries. Today, about 60% of the world’s cashmere, or approximately 3,000 tons, comes from Tibet and China.
A Gift from the Gobi
The coat of a Kashmir goat consists of a coarse outer coat, sometimes referred to as guard hair, and the fine downy undercoat, which is used to make cashmere yarn. The goats grow this ultra-soft, insulating inner layer for protection from the wild drops in temperature at night in the mountains and plateaus. This superior fiber is collected annually, during the spring molting season, when the animals naturally shed their winter wool. It is traditionally removed with a comb and separated by hand. Each goat produces a mere four to six ounces of downy fiber a year.
The Timeless Appear of Cashmere
As a knit, cashmere is lightweight and exceptionally warm. The yarn has a soft, silky finish and can be easily dyed. Like silk, cashmere’s exotic origins and sublime softness are timelessly appealing. Orvis is proud to bring you these handsome women’s cashmere sweaters. They are a great value, combining the ultimate in luxury with winter warmth and practicality – a wonderful gift for your friends, family, or yourself.