INFINITY SCARF Loop Cowl Dark Red Green White Gray Grey Striped Soft Bulky Crochet Knit Winter Short Wide Circle, Ready to Ship in 2 Days
Short and Wide, Dark Red, Green, Gray & Off-White INFINITY LOOP COWL SCARF, 52" x 8" - 9" Incredibly Soft, Warm, and Cozy Infinity Scarf hand-crocheted with a high quality acrylic yarn. Because of the cuddly softness, the scarf is incredibly comfortable and feels wonderful against the skin. The color in the photos is called Holiday and includes dark red, medium red, burgundy, medium charcoal gray, an off-white with thin strands of red incorporated into it, and a very dark green that's almost black. The Charisma brand of yarn is perfect for winter: it's considered a bulky yarn (thicker than normal strand) but is still very airy and lightweight, providing tons of warmth without heaviness. It's 100% acrylic, extremely soft and cushion-y, so no concern about itchiness whatsoever! (: This size is a little unusual for my shop. I normally make narrower infinity scarves, but have been getting many requests for wider and shorter scarves that can be worn over the head. Since my poor mannequin is headless, I don't have any photos illustrating this, but at eight to nine inches wide, it can be worn with one loop around the neck at the same time one loop is pulled up over the head. It won't cover the head completely like a hood, but will cover quite a bit. (: Yarn Content: 100% Acrylic Yarn Brand: Loops & Thread Charisma Yarn Label Color: Holiday (dark red, medium red, dark green, off-white, gray) Approximate Length (full circumference, unstretched): 52 inches/132 cm Approximate Width: 8 - 9 inches/20 - 23 cm Thickness: 3/8 inch/.8 cm This yarn is 100% soft acrylic, so no itchiness. Note: Each scarf I make with this type of self-striping yarn will look different from the others I've made, since it's hard to predict where the colors will show up in the scarf. Generally, the scarves always look similar with the many colors this yarn contains, but the striping of the scarf you receive will probably not match up exactly to the pictures. This scarf is long enough to be worn as one or two loops. Two loops will transform it into a cozy neck warmer/bulky cowl. This scarf is crocheted “in the round” to eliminate any seams. With infinity scarves, the area where I turn to start new rows will always look a little different from the rest of the scarf, but this can always be worn behind the neck, if desired. An infinity scarf provides versatility in both fashion and function. When worn closely to the neck, this yarn provides warmth, and the more loops around the neck, the warmer it will become. Simply put, the amount of warmth & insulation provided depends purely on the way it’s worn. An Infinity scarf can be worn in a variety of ways… --Can be worn at full length as one large loop. This is good for warmer weather or when used purely as a fashion accessory. --Can be worn as two loops at different lengths for a double scarf look. Pull scarf over head, twist in front into a figure 8, pull loop you’ve just created over your head. Adjust to desired lengths. --Can be worn as two loops at equal lengths to create a cowl/neck warmer. --Can be worn as two loops, then one loop can be pulled up over the head. CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Can be washed in cool on a delicate cycle and dried in dryer on low setting. 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. Note: All yarns come with some degree of "factory residue" that makes the yarn feel a little stiff. This will disappear with normal handling and/or the first wash, bringing out the true softness of the yarn. 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. Thanks for looking! (: