I started crocheting shawls last year because I don’t like being hot or in clothing I can’t quickly remove. It used to be due to menopause. Now it’s because I take a medication which can make you run hot (methotrexate) in the blink of an eye. It can cause hot flashes so the fast, trying to get a sweater off can seem too long. The less I have to deal with the negative side effects or the agitation that comes with them, the better.
So, shawls became a favorite. They can warm you while giving you the freedom to move about. They are easy on, easy off. They are attractive as well utilitarian. They are the perfect accessory.
The fact that they can be made in any color or one of many different patterns is a plus. Solids, duo, trio or multicolored, they can be made to suit your desires. They can be made light, heavy or medium. In acrylic, wool or finer yarns. They are truly versatile.
Whether you call them shawl or wraps makes no matter. Most artisans are fine with both identifiers. I personally only care that it comes off quickly but goes back on when a chill hits. I do custom shawls and offer ready made shawls.
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