Solid Black Spiral Skinny Summer Scarf Skinny Spiral Summer Scarf hand-crocheted with a delicate, extra soft and smooth 100% acrylic yarn. The color is a basic deep solid black with a subtle sheen. With the gentle twists inherent in the scarf, you'll find this petite accessory has a lot of beauty and dimension. It can be worn around the neck in the many ways a small pencil scarf can be worn. In the first photo, I folded the scarf in half, placed it around the neck, then guided the two scarf ends through the loop. I design my summer scarves to be cool & comfy and generally worn away from the neck, but they do look really great as choker scarves with one loop close to the neck. * Yarn Content: 100% Acrylic * Yarn Brand & Color: Caron Simply Soft in Black * Approximate Length: 64 inches/162 cm * Approximate Width: 1.5 inches/4 cm * Weight: 2 oz. For scale, the mannequin in the pictures represents a small-sized woman (Size 0 or 2) with a neck size of about 12 inches. It's often helpful to look at a ruler or measuring tape to get a better idea of the width and length (shown above). CARE INSTRUCTIONS Can be washed in cold 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. The general rule for washing crocheted items and keeping them looking as new as possible: the gentler, the better. (: The summer scarves are small enough that they're really easy to handwash in a sink, gently roll up in a towel to squeeze out excess water, then reshape and air dry. I like to add just a tiny bit of fabric softener when hand-rinsing to make the yarn even softer and static-free. Note: All yarns come with a bit of "factory residue" that causes a little stiffness. This will disappear with regular 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. (: In the last four years, USPS has raised prices significantly for First Class International, in some cases more than doubling the amount they used to charge before 2013. On a positive note, as part of that price increase, they include tracking and delivery confirmation as part of the First Class service for almost all the countries I ship to. To keep shipping costs down, I will use lightweight polymer shipping envelopes as often as possible. For multiple items, I may find a cardboard box is best. 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!