The cardigan in full effect...it is soft, has beautiful shades of pink, green, and olive. It is very similar to other cardigans I have from J. Crew, except all my other ones are merino wool. I suspect this cardigan will stretch a bit from wearing it, unlike the merino ones. It is good that it will stretch because it is looking like it will be a bit form-fitting, otherwise. Not that matters to me because I never button cardigans, but some of you probably do, so this is your fair warning. I wear a medium in J. Crew sweaters and this is seeming smaller in general, shorter, tighter, etc. Again, it doesn't matter to me...but it might to some of you. Plus, I bet this is J. Crew's version of "shrunken."
The only thing that slightly bugs me about this sweater is that when it is buttoned up, the pattern does not match up. It does on the model at jcrew.com, see here: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/sweaters/cotton/PRDOVR~14347/14347.jsp Again, not an issue because I am not buttoning up...but I am sure some of you are. Also, it is hand-printed (or so the little brown tag says). This may be why it is off a bit, but whatever.
Close-up of the fabric. It is obvious the print doesn't match up here. Look at the buttons. How pretty. They look like the buttons they used in the winter with their merino sweaters!
All in all, I am in love. I truly look forward to wearing it for real.