I didn't immediately order the chunky wool knit because I'm just not a fan of chunky knits. I tend to the think they add extra "chunk" to any preexisting chunkiness. So I usually stay away from those big knits. However recently I read some "controversy" (or as controversial as wool knit sweaters can be) about the chunky knit on Grechen's Closet (especially in the comments section) and decided I wanted to get in on the action. The comments go from "it's the coziest sweater ever" (ooh sounds awesome) to "it pills terribly" (damn that's too bad) to "Everlane customer service is inconsistent" (which I've heard numerous times, but I think Everlane is just trying to empower their customer service peeps to make their own calls.)
So I got the Chunky Wool Knit cardigan...
What do you think? I personally think it's quite a bit unflattering on me. But the sweater is really cozy and comfy (and quite heavy). I ordered a size small here and the sleeves fit perfectly. I know this is meant to be an oversized sweater but I'm not sure I'm feeling it.
If you're not aware, the "controversy" is the fact that last year's chunky knit (which Everlane boasted sold out in 72 hours) unfortunately had a crazy pilling problem. Though Everlane has said that this year due to the many complaints they used a tighter knit and longer fibers to try to prevent the pilling problem. Take this how you will, but as I was trying on the sweater I already noticed a pill and I'm not sure if that was from trying it on or just a remanent during the production process. Anyway, pilling issues aside, I'm leaning towards a "no" on this one just because I don't really like how it looks on me.
Here are some other opinions on the chunky wool knit: here, here, and here. The last link is for Grechen's blog (which if you haven't already noticed, I'm a huge fan of and am constantly linking to her review posts) and she was gifted an Everlane chunky knit this year so maybe she can do an update on the future on whether or not this year's version has the same problems as last year's. Unless y'all think I should keep the cardigan?