This is great open-front cardigan, a thicker, fuzzy knit, best for cooler temperatures. Love the hood, it works great for lounge but also perfect to pop over your favorite fall outfit when the temperature dips. Generous pockets, I will be living in this cardigan this winter! Sizing is generous so you can stay true to size or you could probably size down too. I stayed true to size and love the fit, nice and cozy.