Taupe Brown Tweed NECK WARMER SCARF | BUTTONED COWL Soft Acrylic & Wool Blend Taupe Neck Warmer. I used a high quality super-bulky yarn that creates a very thick and warm crocheted fabric. The color in the photos is called "Barley" - a faded taupe (gray-brown) with flecks of cream and black. --Yarn Content: 80% Acrylic/20% Wool --Yarn Brand: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick N Quick --Yarn Label Color: Barley --Approximate Length (includes overlap): 27 inches/68.5 cm --Approximate Width: 5.5 inches/14 cm --Thickness: 1/2 inch/1 cm This warmer will fit best on those with a neck size between 12 and 14 inches/30 and 36 cm. I can always make them in different sizes, if needed. PLEASE NOTE: This yarn contains some wool, so if you're allergic to or even sometimes irritated by wool, I wouldn't recommend purchasing this item. As far as wool/acrylic blends go, this one is great quality & very soft, but will still bother those of us who tend to get itchy when wearing wool. (: Neck warmers are the perfect alternative to scarves when you need to keep your neck warm but don't want all the extra length that a traditional scarf offers. Neck warmers fit really well underneath coats and jackets, and add a little extra color and interest to a winter outfit. They can easily be put on and taken off without messing up hair or make-up. You can wear one with a solid-colored crew-neck or v-neck sweater for extra warmth or to create a turtleneck look without the actual turtleneck. They are great for skiing, hiking, walking, or any outdoor winter activity since they can't possibly get in your way like a traditional scarf might. The warmer is fastened in front with two large natural wood buttons. The spaces between crochet stitches are the “built-in” buttonholes. The pictures show just a few ways the warmer can be fastened: the buttons can be placed in different areas, offering endless creativity with the way you’d like to wear this short scarf. The buttons do have a thin coat of sealant so can be safely washed with the warmer. CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Can be washed in cool and dried in dryer, however I recommend either hand washing in cold water and laying flat to dry, or washing on a gentle cycle in a lingerie bag and drying only a few minutes in the dryer. The gentler washing & drying prevents the yarn from frizzing over time. Avoid washing with heavier garments that cause friction. If using washing machine, avoid washing with items that have zippers, buttons, etc that may snag the yarn loops and pull on them or make the yarn fray. U.S. SHIPPING: I keep shipping to a minimum and offer First Class Package as the best value for price & speed. For multiple orders, I often use Priority Mail. For Ready to Ship items, I'll ship the same or next day. For items made to order, I'll ship as soon as I have the scarf finished (within the time-frame stated in the listing title). I use the PayPal/USPS integrated shipping system whenever possible, so you will be provided with a delivery confirmation number by email from PayPal and/or Aftcra. Most First Class packages take two to five days to be delivered. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I always combine shipping for multiple orders. I most commonly use USPS First Class International for shipping outside of the US. First Class International may take a longer time to arrive than other services, but it's much more affordable than Priority International (which usually runs $25 or more for a few ounces). Delivery time for international packages is usually 5 to 15 business days. Customs, bad weather, or national holidays can sometimes slow down a package with the occasional shipment taking around 30 days to arrive. This only happens to about 5% of my international shipments. (: As of January 27th, 2013, USPS has raised prices for First Class International, in some cases almost doubling the amount they used to charge. On a positive note, they are starting to include tracking and delivery confirmation as part of the First Class service. They are beginning with Canada and will be adding other countries in the future. International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. PAYMENTS: I accept PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you will still be able to pay with a credit or debit card through PayPal. You can also pay from your bank account using an E-check (also through the PayPal system), but I won't be able to ship until the check has cleared, PayPal says it's okay to ship and allows me to print out a label. RETURNS: For now, I am not accepting returns, but am completely open to resolving any problems that may occur. I feel the best strategy is to head off any problems before they even happen. If you have any questions whatsoever about any items I am selling, please ask.