Thanks to Mrs. O for another wonderful fit review!
I was hesitant to get a sweater that costs $150 with the other items that are coming out. Last year, the sweaters went on markdown and I got them when they did. I thought I’d do the same this year but when I tried on the sweater, I loved it so much I took home the inkwell one. It is TTS (not snug) and a great length. I think the sweater is slimming. The back curved hem covered my bum. The contrasting knit at the shoulders made the sweater look really feminine and caused an illusion that your shoulders are narrower. The sleeves weren’t too long for me and didn’t bunch at all. The kangaroo pocket laid flat and when I put my hands in the pockets it felt nice and didn’t stretch out. When I removed my hands, it retained it’s shape. But I also didn’t put anything inside it (I never usually do) and did not pull down with my hands (I don’t do that with knits). I took a picture in inkwell and heathered medium gray. You can see the detailing better in the gray. I believe this year’s gray very closely matches last year’s gray. I don’t know for sure because I can’t do a side by side comparison. This year’s might be very, slightly lighter than last year’s. The inkwell seemed like a brighter navy than the midnight navy that has been coming out. You won’t be able to tell in the pictures but in person, it’s slightly different — a very subtle difference. For those of you that have questions with washing, I have had no problems with shrinking or stretching with Lululemon’s merino wool sweaters. Like Cristina, I machine wash in a lingerie bag on a short cycle and lay flat to dry. I like the fact I can machine wash rather than take it to the dry cleaners because it’s wool.