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. I used Homespun yarn - a yarn that has a loosely spun, wavy strand that creates a unique texture and appearance.
The color is a vibrant heathered solid with a few shades of medium and deep blue. Homespun yarns are luxuriously soft and silky with a nice, subtle sheen.
Yarn: 98% Acrylic/2% Polyester
Yarn Brand: Lion Brand Homespun
Label Color: Montana Sky (heathered solid, deep & medium blue)
Approximate Length (full circumference unstretched): 70 inches/178 cm
Approximate Width: 4.75 inches/12 cm
Thickness: 1/4 inch/.6 cm
Weight: 5 oz/135 g
This yarn contains NO wool, so no itchiness.
It’s long enough to be looped once, twice, or three times. Three 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 scarf 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, this area blends in very well. (:
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. Even though the scarf is narrow, I would still consider it a true winter scarf. 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.
--Can be worn as three loops to create a snug neck warmer or bulky cowl -- great option for cold weather.
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.
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 timeframe 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 through Etsy. Most First Class packages only take two days to be delivered, sometimes three to four days for more remote areas of the country. Sorry, residents of Montana! (:
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.
The amount I charge for First Class International shipping includes the weight of a cardboard box. If you’d like me to ship your scarf or scarves in a polymer shipping envelope, I do have those available. Using shipping envelopes can sometimes reduce the total package weight and lessen the cost of shipping. Please let me know if you’d like me to ship using this type of packaging and I’ll see if there’s a price difference. If you’ve already paid for the scarf and shipping, I can always issue a refund through Paypal for the difference.
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.
I only 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 with your checking account in the form of a Paypal Echeck, but this method will add a few days to the delivery time since I have to wait for the check to clear and for Paypal to allow me to print out a label.
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! (: