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I’m a firm believer in the idea of the “silk necklace” way of wearing a scarf. Basically, this is the idea of finding a way to tie a scarf so that it doesn’t dangle, flap, blow in the wind, or droop down onto your desk or dinner table – a scarf that you can put on and not worry about, rather as you would wear a necklace.
The essential thing to do is to get a lot of the fabric into some sort of decorative knot, and then tie the tiny loose ends around your neck. Your scarf is then out of your line of vision most of the time, and won’t really migrate around your neck.
To make this knot, I basically just “crocheted” about three stitches (you know, make a loop, and then pull the fabric through the loop to create a new loop, etc. etc. When you have enough knot, you just pull the end of the scarf through the loop. Magically enough, I was able to create the perfectly symmetric example above first try!
AND… this is a great way to wear scarves that have large spots. The scarf shown here has a couple of very noticeable spots in one corner, but that corner is folded into the middle of the bias fold, and then knotted into oblivious! (I’ll sell this scarf to the first person to offer me $125 for it, by the way. I never wear pastels, which makes keeping this scarf sort of silly!)
I feel that it’s a real pity not to wear scarves because you fear that they will get in your way, or because the weather is too warm…
I've tried the scarf necklace idea (which you mentioned a while back) and I just love it. Easy enough for someone with my poor fine motor skills.
Terry A. says
Congratulations to the winner! Oh to be number 104.
Looks like a lovely scarf.
By "large spots" do you mean stains?
Elizabeth Ellen Carter says
Christi Carlisto says
Sadly, I am quite challenged when it comes to things like crocheting, knitting and sewing! I'd love more of a tutorial, as this knot looks quite interesting. I am proficient in many knotting techniques.
Really enjoy your blog!
J Scott says
Gee, I wish I could figure this out better. I'm at a loss without pictures, LOL.
Janice Riggs says
Did anybody ever try to teach you to crochet? If you know how to do the first "chain" in crocheting, that's really all this is. I'll try to get some better pictures to explain it more fully, now that I live somewhere that has pretty much constant good light!
What size and shape of scarf are you using in this photo? That would help me to know the dimensions and shape.
It’s a 36 inch square. I folded it in a bias fold (fold opposite corners to the middle, fold the newly created folded edges to the center, fold THOSE newly created folds to the middle…) and then knotted it.