Scarf how-to: Jumbled Knot

Here's another (extra crazy) scarf tie, which I'm calling a "Jumbled Knot". As seen in action here.

1- Final look.

2- Start with a long rectangle scarf. It doesn't have to be quite as big as the one I've got here, but the bigger the scarf the more dramatic the end result.

3- Hold up one corner and let the scarf drape down. This nets you some extra length, as well as pointed ends versus flat ends if the scarf is just folded.

4- Loosely grab the scarf across the middle and hold horizontally.

5- Now we're just going to do a simple loop. So start by lengthening one side...

6- ...And loop the other around the neck. You can either adjust the ends to be the same length, or leave uneven for a different effect. Changing the size of the looped part will also change the final effect.

7- Take one dangled end and loosely pull about half of it through the scarf going underneath the loop;...

8- ...; the other half should be visible beneath the loop. Take the other dangled end and to the same...

9- ...Taking about half...

10- ...But this time loosely pull it through the scarf going over the loop; again, the other half should be visible beneath the loop.

11- You'll likely need to fiddle and adjust all the different loop points just how you want them. In step 10, that's without any adjusting; in step 11 I've pulled the top halves of the ends flat so they fill more space, as well as twisted the tucked ends to show more of the fringe.

I do realize that plaid-on-plaid was perhaps not the best choice (that's just what I was wearing this morning), so hopefully it's not too difficult to understand.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • columbine(erin) replied 6 years ago

    Thanks! Going to go try this now.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    SO FUN!  And that does it... I'm totally buying that scarf...

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 6 years ago

    I just made this a favorite so I can get a refresher when I am ready to try it out.  I have a new large scarf that I think will work really well.
    Thanks Aida.

  • heb replied 6 years ago

    Thank you! Can't wait to try this.

  • Staysfit replied 6 years ago

    Excellent! I am looking for great ways to tie scarves and wear them with collared button downs. This looks like it will work. I'm adding it to my favorites and will give it a try also!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I can't wait for scarf weather to try this. Your scarf was a perfect design for this knot.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Those are the most adorable scarf tutorial shots I have ever seen. Will try if and when scarf weather ever arrives.

  • Lucy replied 6 years ago

    Oh my! I love the plaid on plaid. Super scarf skills...

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    That is one fantastic scarf! And what a technique. Clearly works best with a big scarf. Off to study some more....

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    I've used this way of tieing frequently, but with MUCH smaller scarves... totally different effect!  I really like the soft look this gives. 


  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Agreeing with Marley. I SO want that scarf now! Man, you look super cute too! Ok I may have a headache from watching all that plaid in action, but it all looks outstanding together. Boots and shorts! Awesome.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    You are insatiably fab. THANK YOU. xo

  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    Ooooh another one. You are the best, thanks so much Aida. Will try this knot at home with one of my bigger scarves.

  • ma replied 6 years ago

    Love this one...thanks! By the way, love the plaid on plaid and the shorts/boots combo!

  • replied 6 years ago

    That's an excellent new knot Aida! I have a new cashmere scarf and I can't wait to try this once it gets cooler. Off to practice now...:D

    ETA: ...and I also appreciate that it's much simpler than it looks!

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Thank you for the tutorial Aida!  Can't wait to try it.

  • Style Fan replied 6 years ago

    I made this a favourite as well.  Love the plaid on plaid look.  Thank you for the tutorial!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Yay I'm glad you gals found this easy enough to follow! I was a bit worried since this one is a little crazypants. Very much looking forward to seeing how you gals interpret this one.

    Elizabeth, ooh interesting that you've done this knot and especially interesting that it works with a smaller scarf. I'd never have guessed that it would. For me, the bigger the better with this particular knot since it's all about the hectic volume and layering :D

You need to be logged in to comment