If one more person comes up to me at a party...
...and says: "Great sweater!" — it will be the 39th such incident (not that I'm counting).
I've met so many people—women mostly—after I've watched them cross a room to pay me the compliment. And every last one of them has reached out for a little feel. Often, the gentle stroke of her hand on my arm leads to a full hug—and on occasion, dinner.
If you're not interested in this kind of attention, stay away from this sweater.