Many of you may have found this site from my rather popular “How to Wear a Shawl” post. Because Andrea’s Shawl is a lot smaller than my Ene’s Scarf I wondered if there were other possibilities for wearing it. Andrea is only about 45″ across, which means I can’t tie it quite as many ways but it’s still a very versatile accessory.
Ascot – fold it over so it’s thinner, like a scarf, and tie at the front.
Bib – Wear the triangle at the front, rather than at the back and tie around the neck. I like it at a slightly jaunty angle.
Cowl – Wrap it around the neck and tuck the ends under so it looks like a cowl. Fold it less for a wider, cozier cowl.
Hood – Excuse the “I am a mannequin” look. Wrap it over your head, under the chin and behind the neck. Makes for either a babushka lady or 50’s glamour star, depending on your look.
Tied Collar – This is a tiny twist on a traditional tied front. I roll the edges up to make it like a shawl collar (appropriate), which makes it sit a bit higher on the shoulders
Over the Shoulders – Who can beat a classic? Simple and sophisticated, perfect if you want to wear a shawl over a strapless dress for a wedding. Or (my favourite) when you’re on the sofa on a chilly night with a glass of wine, and of course, your knitting.
I had a lot of fun thinking of new ways to wear this smaller shawl. Now I’ll need to knit a shawlette for the family to be complete. Let me know what ways you love to wear your shawls!