Huge chunky scarves without a doubt secure top place in my winter survival list. The kind you have to wrap around your head at least a couple times and are so fluffy it’s kinda hard to see whats going on beside you. They make it slightly easier to bear the cold weather and make quite a statement in the process. Even though on this side of the world old man winter never seemed to settle in, this scarf helped me get through a few months in the bitter cold of the polar vortex Michigan winter.
It is hard to image -15°F/-25°C, it just sounds cold but feeling it is another thing entirely. All the moisture is sucked out of the air and everywhere inside and out, is a dry as can be. It’s the kind of cold that hits you the minute you step out and feels like a huge slap in the face. For someone that worships the sun, winter at these temps is significantly harder than usual. If this year is any indication of what is to come, I’ll be needing quite a few more of these scarves to stay sane!
This herringbone scarf is definitely one of my favorites. It knits up really easily once you get the hang of the herringbone stitch and is ultra plush. I love the Blue Sky Worsted yarn which is so soft and cuddly, but you could easily swap it for something similar.
The pattern is from the lovely Purl Bee in New York. It’s one of my favorite shops and blogs when it comes to all things woolen. I could quite easily knit just about everything they’ve come up with!
Hope it keeps you just as warm as it keeps me!