Queued: BIGsessories

I love big, bulky accessories– they’re a great way to dress for the season without sweating when you finally get inside. I love my textured tunic, but the truth is that it’s rarely cold enough to warrant pulling it out of the old knit bin.

So I have not just one, but TWO! awesome bigsessories for you.

I love a project that plays off of feminine facial features, and Eveli Kaur‘s Starflower does that so well. It’s rustic and roomy and just the right kind of textural for the yarn.

I love the pairing of this with a leather jacket; there’s a vintage feel to it. The pattern calls for Gedifra Highland Alpaca, which is a super bulky weight yarn that comes in a large array of colors… and is on sale at Jimmy Beans right now, coincidentally. I love the neutrals, but I might be tempted to use a teal yarn, too.

The pattern is $3.50, too, which makes me happy. All of Eveli’s patterns are super cute and reasonably priced, which preys on my impulse-buy weaknesses. I want this hat, yo. Plain and simple.

The OTHER thing I queued was this big, sexy Marshmallow Fluff cowl, by Sarah Kraly. I want to put my face on it:

Yeah, just like that! FACE COWL!

How gorgeous is this thing? It looks like a five-second knit, in Classic Elite Twinkle Soft Chunky… But how does this photo make the yarn seem like it’s a silk blend?! It’s 100% wool, so I assume it’ll pretty much save me from freezing high in the mountains of Houston*. Looking through the FO page, I’m drawn mostly to the solid projects, as opposed to the multis or semis. What a perfect gift opportunity, too! I love it! Big cowls are so hot this season, and I might be inclined to triple the length on this one and make it a mobius scarf, which I would wrap around my face about eighty times before passing out blissfully on a fainting couch, awash in my own fabulousness. Stop looking at me like that!

Simple knits in big yarns are so incredibly sexy, and have a wonderful way of contrasting with smaller knits to give textural variety without turning into the yarn monster. I definitely wouldn’t wear these two items together, but they’d be amazing individually.

Yarn choices? Leave ’em in the comments!
– YX

*Houston is not freezing nor does it have mountains, but you catch my drift.

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