Anyhoo, the tying of scarves have always been a quandary to me. Up until about two years ago, I knew of only one…okay two…actually three ways to put a scarf around my neck: 1. The simple drape around the neck and hang loose until your baby pulls it and falls to the floor (the scarf, not the baby); 2. The throw over one shoulder and keeps falling off each time you bend over; 3. The just keep twisting it around you neck so it won’t slip off and your baby can’t pull it off you, but now your choking yourself. None of these were ideal. I’d see actors in the movies with perfectly knotted, twisted, and bundled up so stylishly scarves and I just figured it was part of the magic of movies.
Until…one cold, blistery day, I walk into my mom’s house and see my younger sister Summer wearing a perfectly knotted, twisted, and bundled up so stylishly scarf! I pointed to her scarf and simply asked “How?” She laughed at me, which she does often, and then took my poorly draped scarf and showed me the magic! (Which wasn’t really magic after all, but still slightly tricky, so I didn’t’ feel too dumb.) And, like that, I had a sassy new way to wear my scarf. Which I use almost every time now.
So when I wanted to do a post about tying scarves I turned to my sister Summer, who not only knows all sorts of magical ways to do so, but also might possibly love and own more scarves then me.
What is ironic. Summer is now married (not ironic) and lives in Hawaii (ironic). It was probably like 80 outside when she took these pictures for me.
Here are some of her favorite ways to wear a scarf (traditional to the more tricky).
1. Throw Over
Put around neck Throw over shoulder
2. Cross Back
Around the neck Cross in back
Bring to front Ready to go
3. The Loopy
Fold in half Wrap around neck
See the loop? Pull end in other hand through loop
Pull all the way through All bundled up
4. Shoulder Drape (for wide scarves or shawls)
Take wide scarf Drape over shoulders
Throw one end over one shoulder Throw other end over other shoulder
Nice and snug
5. Bond Girl Tie (for the smaller square scarf)
Use a square scarf Fold in half
Start rolling or folding Roll of fold up whole scarf
Tie around neck or Tie as headband
6. The Bandit (for any size square scarf)
Take square scarf Fold into triangle
Put scarf around neck Tie in the back
You are all set to go…rob a bank. Just kidding. Go rob a grocery store. Just kidding. Bank is better. Just kidding for reals!
On the topic of scarves. Read my story about my (not so fantastic) first attempt to crochet one here.
Thanks Summer : )