This winter I keep wanting outer layers that can be worn at least a couple of ways. Cue these scarves that are actually for sale in Heaven Wrapped, but which I borrowed to, er, copy.
The scarves are quite big and they actually have armholes built in, which I’ve never seen before, so they are perfect for pattern rustling (think cattle rustling, but with clothes). I tried them out with different outfits and they seem to work equally well no matter what I wear.
They can be worn just by putting your arms through the armholes, but that’s a bit easy. In this next photo I’ve put my head through an armhole
put my arm through the other armhole and wrapped the scarf around my shoulders
Of course if I just put my head through both armholes I get this effect, which I love
and the back
Just skewing it a bit and it becomes more poncho like
A bit of manipulation and I have a cowl
and another lovely design
I also had a play in the shop when Gabi wasn’t looking (not true, she took the photos!) How glorious is this one?
Of course I fondled the merchandise
I did finish up taking this particular scarf home, mostly so that I could rustle that design – the sacrifices I make!
Want one? Well here is the pattern schematic:
The actual size of the fabric is 178cm x 73cm, or thereabouts and the armholes are ovals.
I thought a piece of wool hand painted and then embellished with some beautiful embroidery might be a lovely way to make this. Cut the armholes and bind them, or sew round them and fray the edge slightly. Do the same with the short edge to create a fringe.
If, of course, you haven’t taken the pledge against RTW, you could always buy one, especially if you live in Perth! I do have to say thank you to Gabi at Heaven Wrapped, she always lets me knock off designs from the lovely things in her shop, which is exceedingly cheeky of me.