I bought your roll-neck about 25 years ago and wore it into the ground. I despaired that I wouldn’t find it—or, find greatly altered. Instead, you still make it, still made in New England, and if anything it is better—slightly tighter weave and neckline.
This sweater was exactly what I was looking for: a high quality, somewhat fitted, medium weight knit.
I’m 6’2”, 140 lbs and usually wear a 36” S or XS, depending on brand. XS was perfect here—fits well with a tiny bit of looseness. I want to get more now.
Note on color: I ordered “red & natural” and this sweater is *not* the red shown in the photos—it’s more of a dusty rose. Still a lovely color but if your heart is set on a true red, this is not it.
This quality made and beautiful striped throw exceeded my expectations! It keeps me warm and toasty on chilly evenings, and enhances my decor as a throw on my sofa. It evokes memories of growing up in Fall River, the former textile capital of the world and manufactured by a company founded in 1838. Now that’s a proud tradition!
I purchased an identical WhalersKnit sweater 20 years ago, which quickly became a cherished wardrobe staple. However, life happened, and it ended up with glue, paint, and the occasional ketchup stain. After scouring various websites for a replacement, I finally discovered the same sweater from Merrow three weeks ago. I've since bought two of them, both exhibiting exceptional quality, just like my original. They've effortlessly claimed their spot as my favorite casual wear for hanging out. As for the original sweater, it's now been lovingly repurposed for garage work.
Nantucket Rollneck Sweater