In my early twenties, I had a birthday party with a theme; folks were asked to come dressed as what they wanted to be when they grew up when they were little kids. My friend Krista - whose birthday I celebrated tonight - came as a Nobel laureate. Today, despite the hot sunny afternoon, there was a chill in the air on the walk home from our celebratory dinner, and I wished I could both wear and also give to her a version of this cardigan.
The waffley texture is perfectly cozy and a little bit rustic, but the shawl collar and elbow patches lend a kind of professorial flair.
For the classroom or the cottage, Andover can keep you warm and cool at the same time.