One Way to Tie a Scarf: Handmade Wardrobe How-To

Last night we had our first snow of the season, so this quick tutorial on scarf-tying seems like an appropriate post. It’s sweater and scarf and possibly even jacket weather here. weaving 048 (848x1280)

To tie a scarf this way, you must first invent the universe. Haha, I kid: all you have to do, really, is weave or knit a scarf. You only have to invent the universe if you want an apple pie.  For this quick scarf-tying post, I’m using a pretty nice scarf I made from handspun yarn and alpaca-silk thread: find it for sale here.

First step:

Weave, knit, or procure cool scarf. It should be fairly long, at least five feet – this tie uses up just about all of a 66″ inch wrap. You can do it with at least 60″, I think; a shorter scarf might be a little trickier.

Lay short end over long end.

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Bring long end over and around the short end, up over your shoulder.

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Take long end around shoulder, so that it lays over the short end, parallel to it.

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See how the scarf is now like that classic scarf knot with both ends through a loop formed by the center of the scarf, but in this case has one end free and one contained by that loop? (You could also use the classic loop as a starting point for this knot.) Thread the long end under I the upper side of the loop, over the lower.

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Pull through and adjust!

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This tie is cozy, super secure, and good-looking. I like it.

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So that’s one way to tie a scarf!


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