^looks great, chief!! Is that natural? I would have expected it to be a much lighter color.
Of which brand do you have a couple? Inverallan is much heavier and warmer, but Inis Meain is much softer and more comfortable (but still warm). The merino/cashmere of Inis Meain feels like a baby goat's bottom compared to the slight itchiness of Inverallan's wool. The Inis Meain sweaters stretch to fit like most sweaters when you put them on, but I find the Inverallans to be very uncomfortable after about a half hour if they are a little snug. I think Inis Meain can be sized TTS, but Inverallan is comfortable only if it is slightly oversized.
Sorry for the confusion. I have a couple of Inis Meain. The red donegal from Nitty Gritty and a grey roll neck from Barney's (on sale now). I bought large in both although the roll neck fits much looser. I'm 6' and 185 for reference. Definitely keeping it though. I've been able to dry (shrink) and stretch wool sweaters in the past to an almost perfect fit. That's the beauty of good wool. I love the 10 to 30% wool of the Inis. It makes them tough but very soft to the touch. I almost prefer blends over 100% cashmere. I also own a couple of cardigans from SNS Herning in size medium. The wool on those is a bit harder (depends on the type of knit though) and itchier, but still a great knit. My feeling is that I'm somewhere between a 42 and a 44 in Inverallan.
Thanks for the info!!!