5 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Varying the Ways of Wearing a Scarf

I sometimes get asked about ways to wear a scarf- generally I think people have one way that they wear theirs, and sometimes want to try something different.

Changing how your scarf is tied can change a look quite a lot, especially with Collingwood-Norris Island scarves- you can alter where the blocks of colour end up, which can change which colour is next to the face, or which colours are seen more.

A Simple Way to Tie a Lambswool Scarf

Simplicity is always good- this method involves looping the scarf around the neck once, and then tucking the end you have wound round over the top and through the loop. It keeps both ends of the scarf in place a bit more than if you just loop the scarf round and leave it.

This works particularly well with our thicker River scarves, and blanket scarves. 

 Step 1: Loop the scarf around once.

Step 1: Loop the scarf around once.

 Step 2: Tuck one end of the the scarf over and through the loop.

Step 2: Tuck one end of the the scarf over and through the loop.

 Done! This is the  Eden Scarf.

Done! This is the Eden Scarf.

How to Wear a Wool Scarf with a Twist

A Variation of the first method, this is a lovely way to make your scarf look a bit different without much effort. Just tuck both ends into the loop from the top. It's also a nice way to show off glimpses of the different colours in the scarf. 

 Step 1: Get the scarf ready!

Step 1: Get the scarf ready!

 Step 2: Loop the scarf round.

Step 2: Loop the scarf round.

 Step 3: Tuck the first end through the loop.

Step 3: Tuck the first end through the loop.

 Step 4: Tuck the second end through the loop.

Step 4: Tuck the second end through the loop.

Show Off the Colours of Your Lambswool Scarf

This way of tying a scarf really shows off all the colours. I call it “The Weavey One” because the end result is a woven look.

Double up the scarf and fold it round the neck- pull one end of the scarf through the middle of the loop from top to bottom, and then pull the other end through from bottom to top. Adjust the tightness to suit- it will look better if it’s not too tight and the scarf can hang a little bit.

 Step 1: Double the scarf and fold it round.

Step 1: Double the scarf and fold it round.

 Step 3: Pull the other end of the scarf through the loop the other way. Weave it!

Step 3: Pull the other end of the scarf through the loop the other way. Weave it!

 Step 2: Pull one end of the scarf through the middle of the loop.

Step 2: Pull one end of the scarf through the middle of the loop.

 The finished look is woven blocks of colour. This is the Tiree Scarf.

The finished look is woven blocks of colour. This is the Tiree Scarf.

A Woven Knot- a Neat Way to Tie Your Scarf

I’ve started to really like this way to tie scarves- it can look really different depending on the scarf- it actually works really well with our Eden and Yarrow scarves, as the plain and patterned areas mix, although it also works well with the colour block scarves as shown here.  This knot keeps the scarf ends in place, so they won’t flap about when you walk.

  1. Loop the scarf once around the neck, leaving a big loop at the front.

  2. Twist the loop and then

  3. Feed both ends of the scarf through the new loop from the top. I don’t like both the end of my scarves to be the same length, so I always make sure that they hang at different heights!

You can vary this knot by feeding one end of the scarf through the loop from the top, and one from the bottom- a bit like “the weavy one” this will create more of a woven look, but it will mean the ends of the scar don’t like quite as flat.

 Step 1: Get your scarf!!

Step 1: Get your scarf!!

 Step 2: Loop the scarf round loosely.

Step 2: Loop the scarf round loosely.

 Step 3: Twist the loop at the front.

Step 3: Twist the loop at the front.

 Step 4: Feed both ends through the new loop.

Step 4: Feed both ends through the new loop.

 The finished look. Try varying the lengths of the ends, and the tightness for different effects. This is the  Erraid Scarf.

The finished look. Try varying the lengths of the ends, and the tightness for different effects. This is the Erraid Scarf.

The Knot- Another Simple Way to Tie a Scarf!

Very easy, but it can look great. Loop the scarf around once keeping it close to the neck, making sure you leave one end much longer then the other. Using the long end, pass it over the short end, under and up, then over.

 Step 1: loop the scarf around once, keeping it close to the neck.

Step 1: loop the scarf around once, keeping it close to the neck.

 Pass the long end over, under and up, and over again.

Pass the long end over, under and up, and over again.

 The finished knot. Super cosy!

The finished knot. Super cosy!

 The finished knot with the  Erraid Scarf  lambswool scarf- still cosy, but more elegant.

The finished knot with the Erraid Scarf lambswool scarf- still cosy, but more elegant.

I hope you have fun wearing your scarves- I'd love to see how you wear them! 

All photographs by Julien Borghino.