Posts Tagged ‘cowl’


This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

For those of us in the four-season states, the temperatures are really starting to drop! I finally broke out my mittens, scarves, hats and other cold-weather accoutrements this week, thus adding a whole new level of accessories to my wardrobe. But, I have to be honest: There are several pieces I acquired years ago that I know aren’t going to see the glint of snow. Just like most women, my tastes change with the seasons, but replacing winter wear always seems a bit more expensive. So instead of browsing online stores, I’ve been hitting the blogsophere for ideas, and these five DIYs are just the ticket for keeping me (and you!) warm, head to toe.

(above) Sew Your Own Mittens by A Beautiful Mess

DIY Leg Warmers by Split the Lark

Snowy Day Hat Pattern by See Kate Sew

Long Pom Pom Cowl via Purl Soho

Yellow Bow Ear Warmer by Delia Creates
(Note that tutorial is for personal, not commercial, use)

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.


I can’t seem to get enough! Here are more warm lovelies my eye has spied to keep you toasty as you gear up for extended family time and Black Friday camp outs. Your bed head will look that much more darling + presentable with one of these headbands adorning “the nest,” as some might call it. Handknit by Cristin Rae, you’ll find some perfect fall hues (think butterscotch + cranberry!) that will carry you through til the flowers bloom again.

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Check the collection at Cristin Rae Knitwear on Etsy now.


Speaking of holiday photo opps, I’m just going to put it out there: wouldn’t a family photo featuring cozy cowls, like the ones headlining the Little Birdie Design Studio, just look darling? Casual yet stunning, the hand knit pieces in this shop will leave you with warm fuzzies and good memories. You’ll even find something comfy + toasty for your canine friend! And say cheese to this, 10% off for all Papernstitch readers with promo code PNSFAN.

Stop over at the Little Birdie Design Studio on Etsy.

With the temps really starting to dip these days, my want to knit (or practice, as I’m not very good!) is starting to creep up. Perusing lovely yarn collections and patterns may also be fueling my desire to craft a cowl or two. Like the collection from Phydeaux Designs, an old favorite around here. What I wouldn’t give to bundle up with a lace shawl on a sunny afternoon at the park or running errands.

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View the stock at Phydeaux Designs on Etsy now.


Is it getting chilly in your neck of the woods? It is here- colder by the day it feels like. And I am just about ready for a scarf.

Maybe one of these neckwarmers/cowls from Murano & Tagua? What do you think?

Lots of one of a kind products and vegan friendly options for adults (and kids too). AND if you are a diy maven (and I know you are), you can pick up a few original patterns from Murano & Tagua and make it yourself. Love it! And speaking of love, I never met a sale I didn’t like, and right now you can shop an exclusive papernstitch sale at M & T. Here’s the info…

Discount: 10% off when you use the promo code PNS2011 at checkout.