Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scarf Help

Choosing the Right Scarf

Finding the right scarf can be difficult. Some people live in very cold climates and need very warm scarves, and others live where it's just chilly so need light protection from the cool air. This article is coming to help you figure out what you need.

Wool is one of the warmest materials to wear, so if you live in a very cold climate wool is a great choice. Some wools are softer than others, and some wash better than others. Wool with silk is very soft and, of course silky. It requires a bit more care when washing however. A wool with acrylic can be soft, and is machine washable and dryable. Wool is pretty affordable when used with acrylic or cotton too, and pricier when paired with silk.

Cotton works great because it is all natural but is not as warm as wool. Cotton works really well for those in cool climates, not very cold ones. Cotton has a pretty easy care routine
as well. Cotton mixed with acrylic is warmer than just cotton usually and is easier to wash.

Total acrylic yarn scarves can be pretty warm, not as warm as wool of course. They are also machine washable and dryable in most cases.

Chenille (the fuzzy velvety yarn or fabric) is warm and cozy, super soft against the skin.

Silk scarves are best for style, not warmth, when they are just silk not combined with a warmer material like wool.

That's a small synopsis of how to choose the right scarf, for both warmth and care. Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Lizzi said...

Oooh...very nice and helpful post. I generally wear them for style since it doesn't get TOO cold here.

Graceful Moments said...

If it's as cold here as it was last year, I just might have to buy a new scarf. Thanks for the information!!
You make such beautiful scarves!!!

Trish's Soapy Blessings said...

I love the way scarves feel when it is cold out. They just give you that added "comfy" feel. I live in a rather wet and chilly climate in the winter. Lots and lots of rain, not a whole lot of snow. It is nice to have a warm scarf around you when going out in cold, wet, windy weather and the rain is falling sideways!!!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

What a great resource to be able to read your summary of the major benefits of each type of wool for which season and feel!