When the temperatures drop below zero, many garment-makers turn to their scarves for warmth, and that’s a popular practice among women who don’t want to be cold.
Some companies even sell scarves made from silk.
The problem is, silk isn’t 100 per cent wool and has a tendency to turn into a tangled mess.
A study from the University of Washington looked at how different brands responded to a series of weather-related changes.
The result: silk scarves don’t keep you warm.
“I think the silk scarf industry is actually the exception to the rule,” says Jessica Koppel, a University of California, Davis, doctoral student who researches the science of scarves.
“We find that a lot of silk scarfs are actually very good at keeping you warm.”
The study involved a series, including two winters and two summers.
The first winter was in the early 1980s, and the second was in 2008.
The researchers measured how much silk scarfing people did when they weren’t wearing their traditional scarf.
They found that people tended to choose scarves with a thicker stitch, and people were more likely to use scarves that had a softer stitch.
The study also found that those who bought scarves from a silk brand were more comfortable, and they weren and still are more likely than people who bought from a wool brand.
The most popular brand was Silken Valley, which made about a third of all the silk and wool scarves it sold.
The brand was a popular choice among women, and it was still popular by 2009.
Koppell says it’s likely the silk industry wasn’t as aware of the science and its benefits as some manufacturers may have been.
The company did, however, offer some information about the study.
“They did offer some of the details of the research that we didn’t,” she says.
“It also mentioned that the researchers were trying to determine whether or not it was actually the silk or wool scarf that made them warmer.”
In the end, the silk scarf was found to be more comfortable.
Kannan says that when it comes to scarves, it’s important to think about the benefits of using a scarf over just a sweater.
“If we can be comfortable with the scarves in general, we can also use them to help our comfort levels and our sleep quality,” she explains.
But that’s not to say scarves are always going to be warm.
One study, published in 2013, looked at the benefits and drawbacks of using scarves indoors.
It found that the use of a scarf indoors can help reduce heat loss and make you feel warmer when you’re outside.
A woman who wears a scarf outside may feel uncomfortable and cold because she’s wearing a scarf that’s too small.
“A scarf is a nice warm piece of clothing, but it doesn’t provide the same level of warmth as a sweater,” says Kannak.
A scarf might also be uncomfortable when worn outside, especially if it’s long and loose.
If you have a thick scarf, you’ll want to wear it in a loose way to prevent a loose fit.
If a scarf isn’t warm enough, you might want to use it for a different purpose.
Kopel says that while there are other ways to keep your body warm, she’s more concerned about what you can do to keep it warmer.
“There’s a lot more that can be done to make a scarf a better choice for you than wearing a sweater or a sweater that’s kind of tight,” she said.
The key is to choose a scarf with the right warmth level and use it when it’s not necessary.
The scarves may not keep you comfortable, but they might be the only thing keeping you comfortable.