Monday, September 22, 2008

The Art of Scarf Tying

Happy fall everyone! Autumn is y favorite season, particularly because of the clothes.

A few weeks back, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, With Love, and came across a knot tying tutorial post. It was really helpful to me, so I wanted to pass some similar info on to my readers. Here are instructions on some popular ways to tie scarfs, thanks to Texere Silk

First, you need to know how to make basic folds. Then you'll be ready to move onto the ties.

Basic Fold 1

Step 1: Take a square shaped scarf.

Step 2: Start rolling the scarf from one side.

Step 3: Bring the side that you are rolling towards the other.

Step 4: Completely roll the scarf 'til the end.

Step 5: It should look like the rolled scarf in the illustration.

Basic Fold 2

Step 1: Take a square shaped scarf.

Step 2: Fold the scarf the way it is shown here.

Step 3: Fold the other side as well so that we get the shape shown.

Step 4: Pull oblong scarf through belt loops.

Step 5: Secure the side tightly.

Step 6: The final shape should look like this.

Now it's on to the actual tying of the scarves.

European Loop

Step 1: Fold the scarf according to the basic fold 2 and then fold it again to fold a sort of hoop.

Step 2: Let the scarf dangle around your neck with the hoop on one side of the shoulder.

Step 3: Take the other end (A) and bring it towards the hoop.

Step 4: Let A pass through the hoop to make a European loop.

Step 5: Tighten the loop to get the complete effect.

Twist Around Ascot

Step 1: Fold the scarf according to the basic fold 1 and let it hang around your neck equally on each side.

Step 2: Bring one side (A) towards the other side (B).

Step 3: Let A pass from under B.

Step 4: Bring A towards the front.

Step 5: Let A pass through B again to form a knot.

Step 6: Adjust both the sides facing forward as shown in the illustration.

Fake Knot

Step 1: Folds the scarf according to basic fold 1 and let it drop down your neck equally on each side.

Step 2: Make a knot on one side (A).

Step 3: Bring the other side (B) towards A.

Step 4: Let B pass through A to form a knot.

Step 5: Tighten the knot to get a beautiful fake knot.

Hope these tips help! I can't wait for colder weather (not that I actually experience that in Southern California).

Photos courtesy of: Texere Silk


♥ Marta ♥ said...

that's awesome ... i've done the same tutorial :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I linked to you were my inspiration!

Anonymous said...

love it! =)

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Thank you so much .... you're such a sweetheart :)