INFINITY SCARF Loop Cowl Light Grey Gray Cream White Tan Blue Large Thick Bulky Chunky Winter Handmade Crochet Knit..Ready to Ship in 3 Days
Light Blue, Cream, Gray, & Tan LARGE INFINITY LOOP SCARF Incredibly Soft, Warm, and Cozy Multicolored 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 Homespun yarn - a yarn that has a loosely spun, wavy strand that creates a unique texture and appearance. The Thick N Quick line of yarn is new from Homespun. I'm extremely happy with it since it's not only thick and warm, but lightweight and unbelievably smooth. Regular Homespun yarns make a crocheted fabric about 1/4 inch thick while this scarf is 1/2 inch (1.2cm) thick. This is one of those yarns that's extremely touchable, like a really soft stuffed animal. :) This is one of Homespun's self-striping yarns, which means the striping and colors will randomly change throughout the scarf, so each new scarf I make may differ a little from the photos. While the scarf has a bulky thickness, it's still quite lightweight at 8 oz. The color is called Granite Stripes and includes cream, light grey, light tan, and light blue. Homespun yarns have a subtle sheen. (The only downside to these types of super-soft and airy thick yarns is that they are often "lint-y" when new...this is common for lots of the nicer yarns, but I thought I should give a little bit of warning about that. I only noticed it when I was taking photos of the scarf against the black turtleneck and saw that the yarn left little fine strands here and there on the sweater. Against lighter clothing, this wouldn't be noticeable and the lint should lessen tremendously with washing.) Yarn Content: 90% Acrylic/10% Polyester Yarn Brand: Lion Brand Homespun Thick N Quick Yarn Label Color: Granite Stripes (light grey, light blue, cream, light tan) Approximate Length (full circumference unstretched): 62 inches/157 cm Approximate Width: 11 inches/28 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!). This scarf can be worn as one or two loops. For scale, the mannequin represents a small woman (0 or 2), 12.5 inch neck, 34 inch chest, 24 inch waist, and 34 inch hips. The distance between shoulders is 15 inches. It's always a good idea to use a ruler or measuring tape to get a better idea of the actual size of the scarf (referencing the measurements given above). 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. 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. 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. 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. All yarns come with some degree of "factory residue" that makes the yarn feel a little stiff or rough when new, but this will wear off with normal handling and/or the first wash to reveal 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 Aftcra and/or PayPal. 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! (: