Sunday, December 11, 2011

cozy cashmere

Cowls, infinity scarves, snoods... they go by different names, but the principle is the same: A wide tube of fabric, often knitted or crocheted, worn in lieu of a scarf. Depending on the size, one of these pretty winter accessories can be worn as a hat, a scarf, a thick collar, or a chunky necklace, if one is particularly thin.

I splurged on a luxurious cashmere blend yarn awhile ago to make one of these cowls, and had a lot of fun coming up with different ways to wear it. My favorite look was created by twisting the cowl one and a half twists and then buttoning it and wearing it with the buttons in the back and the twist in the front, like so:

For me, the most practical way of wearing this is with the buttoned end diagonally under the opposite end, and buttoned so it stays put. Then it covers the awkward bit that's not covered by my coat.

Since there's a subtle eyelet lace pattern throughout the cowl, it can be buttoned any number of ways. Also, the buttons are darling little round antique silver balls with some interesting texture.

This cowl was made with a cashmere/merino/nylon blend yarn that's buttery soft. Not itch in sight! Thin deep pink and charcoal stripes are balanced by swaths of cream, and it's pretty wide - 10" wide when relaxed and 24" long. The cozy cashmere buttoned up cowl is listed in the shop and can be yours!

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