Chunky NECK WARMER SCARF Black Purple Blue Green Turquoise, Soft Thick Acrylic Crochet Knit Bulky Buttoned Cowl, Black Buttons, Ready to Ship in 3 Days
Black, Purple, Turquoise, Blue and Green Striped NECK WARMER SCARF | BUTTONED COWL Extremely soft and thick neck warmer with large black buttons. I used two strands of already bulky yarn to create jumbo-size stitches. Crocheting with two strands not only makes for a bulkier and warmer scarf, it also gives the neck warmer a wonderful cushion-y feel. The color is called Northern Lights: a really unique self-striping multi-color that consists of black, medium-dark purple, turquoise, royal blue, a tiny bit of gray, and dark green. It's difficult to find a multi-color yarn like this that's dark while still having a lot of character, which is why I loved it when I first saw it. I'm sure the goal of the yarn company was to create a color representing the neon colors of the aurora borealis set against a black sky. Turquoise is the brightest and stands out the most, followed by purple, royal blue, dark green and black. The photos don't do it justice...the color looks better in person. 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 warmth without heaviness. It's 100% acrylic, extremely soft and cushion-y, so no concern about itchiness whatsoever! (: --Yarn Content: 100% Acrylic --Yarn Brand: Charisma --Yarn Label Color: Northern Lights (black, purple, turquoise, royal blue, dark green) --Approximate Length (includes overlap): 27 inches/68.5 cm --Approximate Width: 6.5 inches/16.5 cm --Thickness: 1/2 inch/1.2 cm 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. 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. The warmer is fastened in front with two large plastic black 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 a little creativity with the way you’d like to wear this short scarf. 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 within two business days. 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! (: