Wrap up Warm

I’m travelling around a bit over the month (emergency holidays) but I know each time that I come back to London, it will always be that little bit colder.  I don’t know whether it’s a totally imagined feeling due to the end of a holiday but I always shiver a little as soon as I get out of the airport.  The Etsy seller Yokoo solves the wrapping up warm problem and also another blog-related query which I get on a daily basis; "Where can I buy the United Colours of Benetton chain scarf that you got??", to which I always answer "It’s impossible to find the same one as they were sold over a year ago…".  Now I can propose an alternative as Yokoo makes a variety of chain scarves in a plethora of colours that are far more interesting than the ones Benetton made.  I can testify that the scarves are also apt for other use as belts and dress customisation (I’ve tied mine as a one shoulder strap on a dress once…) so Yokoo’s different lengths, chunkiness and colours of knitted chains will serve different purposes.

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She also creates many a cosy neck/head wrap…

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It does help that Yokoo models all of her creations herself and photographs herself in such a way that really sells the knitted goods.  I’m wondering who else but her can pull off the following hats.  The slightly bleak settings, the greys/teal tones in the background, the face-on serious expression and oversized glasses all contribute to enhancing the pieces.  For some reason I’m reminded of films like Lars and the Real Girl, Lonesome Jim and Thumbsucker… settings and scenarios that call for a little bit of bleakness…  I get that feeling a lot when trying to wrap up warm…

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42 Replies to “Wrap up Warm”

  1. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  2. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  3. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  4. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  5. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  6. Haha, the photo of Yokoo with the woolie cap ‘eating’ some wool thread, just priceless! Thanks for sharing, her stuff looks great! Shame I’m now heading towards Summer, must remember her when Winter comes again…

  7. Thanks for sharing!
    I always liked your Benetton chain but the bigger, more exagerated version is too good to be true.
    The prices are a little bit tough though, I might need to learn knitting eventually.

  8. Save your money girls and DIY, I made the chain scarf and it’s incredibly easy.
    BTW, new people compliment me on it every time I wear it.
    BTW too, I got the idea to make it last year from Style Bubble, thanks Susie!

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