This is a guest post from Claire, Floor Manager of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.
Working at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and helping people pick projects and yarn every day has taught me many things, not the least of which is that a cowl is a cowl is a cowl -- except when it's a hood! I'm sure all of you are familiar with two or three ways to wear a scarf, but have you tried experimenting with your other handmade items?
With a long infinity scarf style cowl like the Cabildo Cowl (pictured in Cincinatti Red Hometown USA), it's easy to change up your winter look. Wrap it twice around your neck for an extra snuggly style or pull the second loop up over your head as a hood when it really starts to blow! Leave it long when you get inside and it becomes an accessory focal point for your outfit.
For the brisk fall weather, you might want to toss a wrap on before heading outside to play in the leaves. The Knit Spring Ruana adds a little bit of warmth and a lot of pizazz! You can leave the garter panel to the back for a traditional look, or turn it sideways and add a shawl pin for a less drapey look.
The Cropped Turtleneck is a fun garment to turn on its head -- literally! Worn as is, it's a cute cropped sweater with a generous turtleneck. Turned upside down, it becomes a dramatic fitted piece with a fun boatneck.
Now it's your turn to look through your hand-crafted items and see what you can make of them. And next time you're buying yarn, remind yourself that you could be getting two sweaters for the price of one!