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I’m travelling around a bit over the month (emergency holidays) but I know each time that I come back to London, it will always be that little bit colder.  I don’t know whether it’s a totally imagined feeling due to the end of a holiday but I always shiver a little as soon as I get out of the airport.  The Etsy seller Yokoo solves the wrapping up warm problem and also another blog-related query which I get on a daily basis; "Where can I buy the United Colours of Benetton chain scarf that you got??", to which I always answer "It’s impossible to find the same one as they were sold over a year ago…".  Now I can propose an alternative as Yokoo makes a variety of chain scarves in a plethora of colours that are far more interesting than the ones Benetton made.  I can testify that the scarves are also apt for other use as belts and dress customisation (I’ve tied mine as a one shoulder strap on a dress once…) so Yokoo’s different lengths, chunkiness and colours of knitted chains will serve different purposes.

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She also creates many a cosy neck/head wrap…

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It does help that Yokoo models all of her creations herself and photographs herself in such a way that really sells the knitted goods.  I’m wondering who else but her can pull off the following hats.  The slightly bleak settings, the greys/teal tones in the background, the face-on serious expression and oversized glasses all contribute to enhancing the pieces.  For some reason I’m reminded of films like Lars and the Real Girl, Lonesome Jim and Thumbsucker… settings and scenarios that call for a little bit of bleakness…  I get that feeling a lot when trying to wrap up warm…

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Comments (38)

  1. WendyB says:

    I LOVE the look of the chains. Would they really keep you warm though, seeing as they’re rather far from the neck?

  2. KD says:

    Oooh, thanks for telling us!

  3. I really love her big neck/head wraps. I love how she photographs her creations with herself in them too – I’m deffo contemplating buying something for winter!

  4. Hebden says:

    Even though I own the Benetton scarf I’m now contemplating one of these necklaces…thanks!

  5. rollergirl says:

    These are brilliant!

  6. the 2 white ones are my faves.

  7. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  8. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  9. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  10. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  11. I’m not sure what I like the most the photos or the knits. I’m going to make some poms poms now..
    PS methinks you are an agent as opposed to a structalist! A force of freedom…

  12. Leah says:

    I love Yokoo! Her creations are fabulous and her flickr stream is a delight to follow!

  13. Tavi says:

    I love her with a passion. Such inspiring photos!

  14. Becky says:

    Oh, once I get my London-based job, Etsy won’t know what’s hit it….
    Becky.

  15. Mike says:

    i want a big cowl
    brown
    ugh lusting

  16. la femme says:

    The cocoon neck wrap would come in handy in Canada right now…

  17. Valentina says:

    I gotta me some of that!~

  18. Brigadeiro says:

    Haha, the photo of Yokoo with the woolie cap ‘eating’ some wool thread, just priceless! Thanks for sharing, her stuff looks great! Shame I’m now heading towards Summer, must remember her when Winter comes again…

  19. M says:

    i love the big chunky neck and head warmers!

  20. antoi says:

    Great post. Miss Yokoo is tops! Check her Flickr stream too for her amazing photographs.

  21. AusAnna says:

    ooo i love how easy those big wraps are, they didnt make it in a big way to our winter in aus unfortunatly.x

  22. Chic Looks says:

    she’s on flickr, she’s really cool and the yellow one is superb!!

  23. Amy May says:

    I love the first two. She’s been on my Etsy favourites for agessssssss. I wish I had some money!

  24. Kathi says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    I always liked your Benetton chain but the bigger, more exagerated version is too good to be true.
    The prices are a little bit tough though, I might need to learn knitting eventually.

  25. Helen-LG says:

    I love these photos, Yokoo definitely knows how to play to the camera in her own unique way. I wish I could knit or pose as well as she can!

  26. dapper kid says:

    I LOVE these! I’ve been knitting this autumn for a new scarf…I may need to switch it up and try to make the chain scarf!

  27. Style Eyes says:

    This is the ultimate chunky necklace- I love it.

  28. ambika says:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5569973
    Little Purls on etsy has some knit chain jewelry, too.

  29. love the big neck wraps, and that last spaghetti photo is killing me.

  30. Amy says:

    Save your money girls and DIY, I made the chain scarf and it’s incredibly easy.
    BTW, new people compliment me on it every time I wear it.
    BTW too, I got the idea to make it last year from Style Bubble, thanks Susie!

  31. Jen says:

    NO NO NO.
    This girl takes herself way too seriously. She is obnoxious. After i read her featured article on etsy I really wanted to slap her. I think she likes people to think she is creative and an “artist” but she isnt.
    http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5219973

  32. cute scarlf and hats. lol

  33. nike dunk says:

    never seen such a necklace before. :)

  34. I agree, thanks for the article.

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