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Reader Question: Cowl Patterns for Petite Women

February 8th, 2013

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A few weeks ago, we shared a guest blog post from Jessica in our sales department. Jessica is a big fan of crocheted infinity cowls and told us a little bit about her recent project. In response, we got this email from Esther C.:

“My daughter is short like me, and I am trying to tell her these cowls that you can use different ways would make us look top heavy. Do you agree? Is there a pattern for easy/intermediate that would fit the bill – maybe one using lighter weight yarn?”

First off, I just want to say that Jessica is petite (about 5 foot 2 inches or so), so shorter women can definitely wear infinity scarves! I think the key is simply to consider the scale of your project versus your proportions. A very long scarf may look disproportionate on a shorter person, but look just right on a taller person, and vice versa.

As a shorter woman myself, I like cowls that are more closely fitting around the neck  (instead of dangling further down the torso). Here are a few options in that style:

Image of Gray Lace Cowl Image of Pale Gray Lace Cowl Image of Cardiff Cowl
Knit Gray Lace Cowl Knit Pale Gray Lace Cowl Crochet Cardiff Cowl

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