This is a beautiful sweater with large loops in a cable knit. It is slightly fuzzy and a series of wide horiztonal stripes in various shades of purple, with one in almost a pearlescent white. There is a nice shimmer to the whole piece. At top left (from wearer's perspective) is an embellishment of sequins and small crystal lines. There's tons of stretch. Hand wash cold. Wonderful for layering and adding color!