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The color is called "Southwest Ombre" and includes quite a few colors: cream, tan, purple, turquoise, dark olive green, and medium blue.. This yarn is matte (no sheen). I kept the stitches very simple to create a relatively consistent color pattern since the yarn itself has a great deal of movement from one color to another. The long stitches make this scarf floppy and stretchy, the result being great drape-ability.
This type of scarf is a wonderful transitional piece from winter to spring & summer, and back again from summer to autumn. It has just enough weight and thickness to be warm if needed, while still being incredibly lightweight and easy to wear.
--Yarn: 100% Acrylic
--Yarn Brand & Color: Impeccable in Southwest Ombre
--Approximate Length (Full Circumference unstretched): 64 inches/162 cm
--Width: 4 inches/10.2 cm
--Thickness: 1/4 inch/.6 cm
--Weight: 2.6 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. If you'd like to wear the scarf looped three times close to the neck but you think the scarf needs to be a little longer, just send me a message and I'll be happy to add a few inches to the length. At 64 inches, this scarf should fit almost any size.
The pattern is my own design and is a combination of stitches crocheted as one continuous loop. It's crocheted "in the round" to eliminate a seam (with most infinity scarves, the area where I turn to start a new row is often slightly noticeable, but this part of the scarf can be worn behind the neck, if desired). An infinity scarf can be worn many different ways: full-length, two loops, or three loops close to the neck. You can also choose to keep the two layers together, wrap it around your neck, then guide one scarf end through the loop of the other end.
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. Additionally, in cooler weather, they can be looped a few times to create a light neck warmer.
These scarves have great range: they can complement the simplest, most casual tank tops and t-shirts, or add interest and color to sundresses and cocktail dresses.
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. The Impeccable yarn used for this scarf is a perfect example of this: it feels pretty stiff when purchased but softens up so much when washed or handled a lot.
I keep shipping to a minimum and offer First Class Parcel as the best value for price & speed. 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. 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 most commonly use USPS First Class International for shipping outside of the US. USPS does not offer delivery confirmation or tracking for First Class International. First Class International may take a long time to arrive, but it's much more affordable than Priority International (which usually runs $20 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. (:
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 only accept Paypal. If you don't have a Paypal account, you can still pay with a credit card through Paypal. If you'd like to pay using a checking account, Paypal will also accept this method (E-check), but I'll need to wait for Paypal to give me the go-ahead to ship, which will add a few days to the delivery time.
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!