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May 22, 2019 09:11:19   #
sdvrn
 
I have wondered the same thing, aside from those worn as accessories to an outfit, i seldom see knit shawls out there being worn, but i find them beautiful. I made myself one a few years back and it sits proudly on the shelf in the closet waiting for me to wear it!
 
May 22, 2019 09:11:31   #
sdvrn
 
I have wondered the same thing, aside from those worn as accessories to an outfit, i seldom see knit shawls out there being worn, but i find them beautiful. I made myself one a few years back and it sits proudly on the shelf in the closet waiting for me to wear it!
May 22, 2019 09:12:05   #
knitbreak (a regular here)
 
Oldlacer55 wrote:
I wear mine in the air-conditioning in the summer...very easy to carry in my purse or on my arm.


Ditto, and I also take one with me in summer because some places are so cold inside.
May 22, 2019 09:35:51   #
ilmacheryl (a regular here)
 
If you have post menopausal hot flashes, they are much easier to put on and take off than a sweater.
May 22, 2019 10:21:05   #
Binzy
 
loveseat wrote:
I have a question. With all the beautiful shawls, my question is, where do people wear them?
I never see any worn, even in Church. Thank You for answering.


I live on the coast in CA and wear my shawls almost everywhere every day. I have all different fibers (cotton, wool, alpaca, bamboo, etc) and sizes.
I have small ones and big ones. I love to wrap up in them. I pick them out depending on the weather, smaller plant fibers for warmer days, larger animal fiber ones for cooler days.
I feel naked without one on.
May 22, 2019 10:22:30   #
Binzy
 
sdvrn wrote:
I made myself one a few years back and it sits proudly on the shelf in the closet waiting for me to wear it!


Please take it out and show it off. You’d be surprised the positive comments you’ll get. It deserves to shine 😊
 
May 22, 2019 10:25:02   #
Gail in Mexico (a regular here)
 
Binzy wrote:
Please take it out and show it off. You’d be surprised the positive comments you’ll get. It deserves to shine 😊

I agree! Give your shawl some love!
May 22, 2019 11:14:36   #
Mollie
 
I don't see anyone wearing them either. I'm going to try to style mine a little and wear it to the eye doctor's today.
May 22, 2019 11:42:11   #
grandmann (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
A couple of years ago, I carried five shawls with me to the memorial service for my step-mother's cousin. I thought I might offer the widow her choice of them. Well, she liked one, her sister liked another, and her three daughters got the other three.
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/lavish-lace-shawl---emily-shawl-2
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/dragon-scales-shawl
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/marly-bird-garter-stitch-shawl-kal
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/mirabelle-texture-sampler-shawl
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/multnomah
Last year, I took two shawls with me to my knitting buddy Sylvia's funeral/burial/wake. At the wake, which was afterward, I gave one to her daughter and the other to her sister.
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/reading-shawl-aka-the-stay-put-shawl
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/best-friend-shawl


Shawls, in addition to being fun to knit, fit pretty much anyone. They're perfect gifts for those whose size you don't know. When I was making them, I hadn't any idea who those shawls would end up with, but they were all well received.
I need to make some more!
A couple of years ago, I carried five shawls with ... (show quote)


I went to a funeral on this Monday. I wish I had my shawls with me I could have given comfort to more than one person. I'm in the process now making three shawls for the ones who were at their sister's, Mother's and Aunt's funeral.

I just recently starting making shawls before I only made them for myself. Now I have been making them and giving them to people who might one. I always ask if they want one and then what color they want me to make their shawl. A couple of people I know just don't like shawls and I never will make them one.
May 22, 2019 11:43:14   #
RussianSage
 
I wear mine all the time too. Often, though, I wear them more as a scarf than a shawl so I'm wearing them "backwards" with the triangle or larger part in the front. They add an elegant touch of color and warmth to my neck.
May 22, 2019 11:43:52   #
grannysk
 
There aren’t many people in my area that wear shawls! I love knitting them but I can’t make them sit well on my shoulders so I give them away! However I knitted a lacy poncho and I wear it all the time in the summer! This is the pattern I used:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pervenche-poncho
 
May 22, 2019 11:49:17   #
RussianSage
 
If you go to You Tube and type in Ways to wear a shawl scarf, you can get some good ideas about wearing! This can also solve the problem of them not sitting on shoulders well. I often put the biggest part of the triangle or shawl in the front and wear more as a scarf. Keeps me plenty warm anyway.
May 22, 2019 11:51:03   #
mamalin
 
I wear mine anywhere I'd wear a coat or jacket. Including to the bowling center for my weekly league. Think of them as the precursor to a coat.
May 22, 2019 12:14:52   #
Anncorn
 
In the office, restaurants, wrapped around my neck instead of a scarf. They're very versatile and, as an accessory with a pretty pin or shawl pin, it compliments whatever I'm wearing.
May 22, 2019 12:32:50   #
BohoBabe144
 
I am 56 and when I was in high school I was slightly overweight and was teased constantly. The truly horrible thing of that time was that all plus sized clothing was super dowdy and ugly and the "cool" clothes were made for size 12 or under!!! . I loved it so much and wanted to wear bell bottoms and all the really cool clothes so bad but never could. I, like a lot of plus sized women back then, wanted to make a clothing line that would include 60's and 70's fashions but I never got around to it. Flash forward to today and I am still totally and completely in love with all things "boho" and I now get to live my dream, especially since I can crochet my ass off and sew and make the super cool clothes I couldn't have when I was young! The sad thing nowadays is that I live in a "big" small town, population 18,742, and I am seriously THE only person I ever see who wears boho clothes! The thing is I DO NOT care if anyone else is wearing them or not!!! I am living the dream I was denied as a young girl and I could not be happier about it! My hair is long and I have tattoos, including on my face, and I am damn proud of it!! I think people who wear just plain old every day clothing, cut their hair short when they get older and have no tattoos, are boring and have no spirit! The reason you don't see anyone wearing shawls is that they are too self-conscious to wear them! They don't want to stand out! Be who you are, wear what you love, get a few tattoos, and don't let anyone else's fear of being different stop you! LONG LIVE HIPPIES, GYPSIES, AND BOHO CLOTHING!!! PEACE OUT!!!!
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