COWL SCARF Infinity Loop Black & Brown Tweed Extra Soft Crochet Knit Thick Bulky Winter Circle Wrap, Neck Warmer..Ready to Ship in 3 Days
BLACK & BROWN INFINITY COWL LOOP SCARF Incredibly Soft, Warm, and Cozy Black & Brown 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. I used two strands of Homespun yarn - a yarn that has a loosely spun, wavy strand that creates a unique texture and appearance. This scarf is an extra thick version of my Homespun infinity scarves. Using two strands not only makes for a bulkier and warmer scarf, it also gives the scarf a wonderful cushion-y feel. An exciting bonus is I can combine the many, many different Homespun colors to get some truly unique color combinations. I used two different Homespun colors: Solid Black and Barley (a mixed brown tweed which includes medium dark brown, tan-brown, rust-brown, and a hint of off-white here and there). Yarn Content: 98% Acrylic/2% Polyester Yarn Brand: Lion Brand Homespun Label Colors: Black & Barley Approximate Length (full circumference unstretched): 52 inches/132 cm Approximate Width: 6 inches/15 cm Thickness: 1/2 inch/1.2 cm This yarn contains NO wool, so no itchiness. (I find Homespun and a few other silky & soft yarns such as Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Satin to be the smoothest and most comfortable yarns to wear. For many of us who can't afford cashmere, it's the way to go!) It’s long enough to be worn as one or two loops. Two loops will transform it into a cozy neck warmer/bulky cowl. As with this scarf, I generally make my infinity scarves a traditional scarf width (infinity scarves can be as wide as 10 - 12 inches). The wider scarves may be fashionably dramatic, but the narrower ones are easier to manage and more flattering. This one can be put on quickly and easily—it falls into place without a lot of adjustment. For someone my size, 5’ 4” and small-boned, the larger scarves are overwhelming while the infinity scarves that are a more traditional width look and feel perfect. This scarf is crocheted “in the round” to eliminate any seams. With infinity scarves, the very small area (1/2 inch wide) 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. With this particular scarf, it's very hard to find. (: 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 equal lengths to create a cowl neck. --You can also keep the two layers together, wrap them both around your neck, inserting one end into the loop at the other end of the scarf and create a double thickness neck warmer that's great for wearing under coats and jackets with an open v-neck. 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 and silkiness 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. Most First Class packages take two to four 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! (: