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Fair Isle Cardigan

31788
$54.00

A gorgeous traditional knit in a machine washable lambswool blend. The beautiful Fair Isle pattern goes all the way around to the back. Very timeless, very warm, very Boden.

  • 62% wool 27% polyamide 11% acrylic
  • Machine washable
  • Imported
Body Measurements  (inches)
Boden Size1½-2y2-3y3-4y4-5y5-6y6-7y7-8y9-10y
Heightup to 35½35½-38½38½-4141-43½43½-45½45½-4848-50½50½-55
Chestup to 20½20½-21½21½-2222-2323-23½23½-24½24½-2525-27
Waistup to 1919-19½19½-20½20½-2121-21½21½-2222-2323-24½
Hip28-30
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 1½-2y2-3y3-4y4-5y5-6y6-7y7-8y9-10y11-12y
Length12¾13¾14¾15½15¾16¼171819¾
Chest circumference23¼2425¼25½26½27¼2829½31
Hem circumference19¾20½21¾2222¾23½24½2627½
Overarm - Centre back neck to cuff hem1718½202121¾22¾242628

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Great design (8)
  • Practical (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (7)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        89% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (5), Trendy/stylish dresser (3)
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort driven (5), Style driven (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Warm, cozy & adorable!

    By PITmommyof2

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Casual Dresser

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      My daughter is very much influenced by her older cousins, so she was thrilled to get her own Fair Isle - style sweater to wear this year! It is a cute and comfortable sweater that can be dressed up with a skirt or worm with jeans. I normally buy a size larger in sweaters in the hope of getting two years' wear out of them, so I ordered the 9-10 for my fairly slim 8-year old. It fits very well. She does wear a long sleeved t-shirt under it because she finds wool, in general, a little bit itchy. Overall, very happy with the style, quality and price!

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      3.0

      Cute but....

      By Auntie

      from USA

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Practical
      • Retains Shape

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Gorgeous color and design but....the seams of the sweater gap with threads showing.It might easily tear open, leaving a frayed mess.I may send it back, or may try to fix it if her size is gone.

        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        5.0

        Warm, soft, beautiful cardigan

        By vh

        from NYC

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Real Wool
        • Washes Well
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Wear to school

          I bought this cardigan in the oatmeal color, size 5-6, for my tall & skinny 5 year old daughter and it fits her perfectly. The colors are beautiful and go with most of my daughter's wardrobe. There is a small difference between the online photo and the actual product: the red/coral part of the motif around the neckline is actually a fuchsia pink, which my daughter liked even more. I machine washed the sweater and put it in the dryer just for a few minutes and then hung it out to dry, and it came out even softer and fluffier than when I opened the package. I live in the US where for some reason it's hard to find wool sweaters for children, so I always shop on Boden.com for winter sweaters, and have not been disappointed yet. Highly recommend it!

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          4.0

          lovely sweater

          By Mel A

          from Virginia

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          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I love this sweater - it's just adorable. Very danty and sweet. I just feel it runs too small. My daughter is almost 4 yrs old and I am sending my 5-6 yr size back for 6-7 yr size.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels too small
               
              4.0

              childhood memories!

              By Honeybee

              from USA

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              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Fun
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Color Surprise

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Playdates

              I saw this darling sweater and it reminded me of my youth, so I HAD to buy it for my granddaughter! I was disappointed however, because the sweater that looked cream on the web, was beige in person. It is still cute but not what I wanted. I kept it anyway because I was too lazy to return it.

              • Age:
              • 55-64 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Prettier than It Is Warm

              By D&D's Mom

              from Baltimore

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              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Design
              • Practical

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                Winters seem to be getting colder lately! I got this pretty sweater for my daughter to wear as soon as the first chill nipped at the air. It's thinner than I was expecting, but it will keep her warm enough at school.

                • Age:
                • 45-54 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty, but a bit itchy

                By Luci

                from North Dakota

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                Pros

                • Great Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    My daughter picked this sweater out of the catalog as the first thing. We both love the design, it is a very pretty sweater. However, my daughter complained that it itches a little bit and she would not wear it. It depends whether it is worn on a short sleeve or a long one. We live in Northern Plains and in our climate she already needs a lighter coat, she would be cold with just a sweater and long sleeved shirt underneath. She prefers a short sleeve, sweater and a coat. Therefore, the sweater is not comfortable for her. I will have to return it.

                    • Age:
                    • 25-34 yrs old
                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Adorable, wearable sweater

                    By CapitalMom

                    from Upstate New York

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                    Pros

                    • Adorable Sweater
                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Design
                    • Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Love this sweater. Fun colors my daughter loves with the oatmeal make it nearly neutral.

                      • Age:
                      • 45-54 yrs old
                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Comfort Driven

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Cute, comfy, seems durable

                      By Amy

                      from Cambridge

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                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Great Design
                      • Practical

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear

                        We've only had this sweater for one week, so I'll try to come back and update my review mid-Season.

                        I bought this for my rugby-playing, rock-climbing, nearly 9 year old daughter. She loved the bright colors and Fair Isle design. I loved the fact that it is mostly wool, as we try to stick to natural fibers.

                        So far this sweater is comfy (not itchy), fits well, and seems to not pill badly like the Acrylic boden cardigan I bought my youngest.

                        In the first week that we bought this, we travelled from Las Vegas to St. Louis, from hot and dry to breezy and humid weather, and my daughter has used it in the cold air conditioning of the airport as well as the dampness of her grandfather's basement.

                        So far, it's a hit!

                        If Boden offered it in 100% wool or another natural fiber, I would give it 5 stars.

                        • Age:
                        • 35-44 yrs old
                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Style Driven

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Boden Perfection

                        By VA Mom

                        from Virginia

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                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Design
                        • Practical
                        • Retains Shape
                        • Washes Well
                        • Well Made
                        • Wrinkle Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear

                          This sweater is just beautiful.

                          • Age:
                          • 35-44 yrs old
                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Comfort vs Style:
                          • Comfort Driven

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