I loved this sweater when I took it out of it's packaging (ordered online) and all the way up to when I washed it. It lost its shape in the wash and grew by at least 1/3 in size. This is not something one can take out of a washing machine and hang up to dry. It really loses its shape, It took a long time in the dryer to dry (meaning it is going to wear out faster) and the fabric really changed more than I like. It was a much tighter knit prior to washing. Very disappointing.