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Even though in this part of the world it is currently unseasonably warm, at some point in our planet’s death-spiral toward certain oblivion it will probably be cold again. And when that happens, there’s only one answer: plush, warm, borderline-ridiculous over-the-top gigantic knitwear. It’s like the coziest armor imaginable, or Lenny Kravitz cosplay. Here are some items that will help you swaddle your entire self in yarn, and bonus: They’re all handmade.
Ohhio Macaron Cowl, $99
Becozi Extra Long Scarf, $123
Chic But Cozy Braided Beanie, $70
North Shore Wools Two-Tone Holly Mittens, $30
Overdue Muse Knee High House Socks, $60
Irismint Oxblood Snood, $138
Panapufa Chunky Knit Vest, $155
If you’re feeling inspired by these and want to try making your own, there are plenty of kits and easy patterns for beginners (or for experienced knitters who just want something quick and soothing to work on). Wool and the Gang sells kits for oversized knits, and Ohhio sells yarn and needles you can use to replicate their cowls, scarves, and hella pinnable oversized blankets.
Since those kits are pricey, if you’re looking for a budget option, I really like Knit Picks’ Tuff Puff (only $4.49 per ball) and Super Tuff Puff ($8.99) yarn; try ‘em out with Jane Richmond’s free Marian cowl pattern. Even if you’ve never read a pattern before, I promise, this one is totally doable! And if you get stuck, there’s always YouTube. Or email me. I mean it.
Or like, just buy one. Or both! The important thing is to stay warm out there, kids.