This Just In


Looks We Love

The Getaway Shop

Labels We Love

The Madewell Essentials

Monogram It


Your double-tap-worthy pics

From denim recycling to
beach cleaning

shirt alert: summer deals, right this way






(see all)

sleeveless & short sleeve







intimates & pajamas



extended sizes

shoes, bags &








The Scenes

Our Blog





About Madewell

University Cardigan Sweater
full size
University Cardigan Sweater
Product Details
A wear-forever cardigan sweater in supersoft merino wool. A cool mix of stitches makes this one extra special.  
  • True to size.
  • Extrafine merino wool.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
*For complete details, see our Shipping Policy.

University Cardigan Sweater

University Cardigan Sweater is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect casual cardigan Love this cardigan. I bought it in a moss green color and loved it so much I purchased it in this color. It is a little darker compared to the photo, but still nice. It is very warm and can make any outfit look more put together.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit! I purchased this cardigan recently and I fell in love. At 5'0 I have trouble finding long cardigans that do not swallow my petite frame. This hits right at the top of my thighs and it is still loose enough to look effortless. I would recommend this to everyone!
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colorful and comfortable The material is thin, but it's very warm. The different stitches in the cardigan are visually appealing, and I love the color and big pockets!
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect lightweight wool cardigan! The knit of this cardigan is so soft and perfect for layering on cold days! The style is simple but makes you look put together. I bought this in gray and loved it so much I bought another in black! I do think it runs a little small though - I usually buy a XS or S at Madewell and I bought a M in this. I am 5'9"/32C/130# for reference. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft and comfy I've got this cardigan in dark cabernet. It goes perfectly with my chambray shirt in light blue. The body is slightly boxy, while the sleeves are quite narrow. It is very comfortable and soft. I've got many compliments already.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I bought the sweater for my daughter. It fits perfectly. She looks great in it.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect black cardi I've been looking for the perfect black cardigan that has pockets and doesn't look like an old lady cardigan. Even though, technically, I am in the old lady age range... I feel I've found my perfect cardigan. I like the dropped V neckline, the size of the pockets and the overall fit. It is 100% merino wool and not itchy at all.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely This is a great cardigan. Lightweight yet very warm, not scratchy at all despite being 100% Merino wool, and great texture with the waffling on the front. It fits perfectly, but the color (I got the wine color) was a little lighter than expected. It looks like the correct color in the pictures where the model is wearing it, but the picture of the sweater by itself is a little darker than it is in-person. I have only worn it once so I can't comment on the pilling, but ALL wool sweaters pill in spots where they are rubbed, such as under the armpits so that's to be expected. I got it at a wonderful price and would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful, surprisingly warm I was initially disappointed that this cardigan didn't seem as substantial as I was expecting; it's made of relatively low-gauge yarn. However, it is 100% wool, so it's quite warm nonetheless. It's meant to be loose and boxy, but it fits true to size in the arms and shoulders, as it should. Overall very happy with it, especially at the sale price and with discounts!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is so soft Love this sweater, it's soft and fits perfectly. Does not run large, true to size. Made me a fan of Madewell.
Date published: 2016-01-11
  • y_2018, m_6, d_18, h_23
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_35
  • loc_en_US, sid_E5056, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_madewell