A space-dyed cardigan with a draped front and a delicious hand is just the kind of piece to dress up shorts and a tee or wear as a shrug over a sundress. Made of a great transitional-weight silk-and-linen blend that knows how to hold its shape. Three-quarter sleeves with rolled and tacked cuffs. Hip length. Silk/linen. Imported.
I happen to love the appearance of marled yarns, and so took a chance on this sweater. As others have said, it's rather delicate and a bit oversized, but I love the bright color and the drape, and it's a good weight for San Francisco spring through fall weather. I also like that the color, depending on what I combine it with, can cross seasons.
Review 2 for Essential Summer Cardigan
Sweater Sheds Lint Like Crazy
Date:July 18, 2014
I purchased the raspberry colored one. I like the fit but it started shedding all over the shirt underneath immediately. I hand-washed it, hoping it would reduce the shedding. No luck!
Response from Garnet Hill:By Tiffany, Customer Liaison , July 21, 2014
We're so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. At Garnet Hill, your satisfaction is guaranteed and we are happy to exchange or accept returns if items do not completely delight you! Give us a call 1-800-870-3513 if we can help.
Review 3 for Essential Summer Cardigan
Great summer cardigan
Date:June 26, 2014
I purchased this cardigan to wear over sleeveless black dress I have. It looks great. I purchased size large, but had to return it for a size medium. I should have originally ordered the size Garnet Hill recommended.
It isn't often that I have to return merchandise from GH, but this cardigan went back. The hand of the knit is very supple and has a lot of movement, but it is too heavy for Texas summers and the shape and length of the cardigan didn't look good with anything I wear. It was just overall a bad pick for me.
Response from Garnet Hill:By Tiffany, Customer Liaison , June 10, 2014
We're sad to hear this item didn't work for you. We hope you took advantage of our freight free exchanges to try a lighter weight cardigan with a different style.
I bought both the colors on sale of the day for a song. The sweater is lovely and looks great over a dress or pants. The fabric is nice but the weave can easily get caught on jewelry. I found out the hard way . Colors are beautiful and the mix is interesting. 3/4 sleeve is perfect. I found it ran a bit large. Highly recommend.
Review 7 for Essential Summer Cardigan
Lovely, Practical Cardigan
Date:May 11, 2014
This cardigan will be one of my favorite go-to summer sweaters for work. It's very soft, with a nice drape.