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!

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18 Comments

  • columbine(erin) replied 5 years ago

    Thanks! Going to go try this now.

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

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

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 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 5 years ago

    Thank you! Can't wait to try this.

  • Staysfit replied 5 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 5 years ago

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

  • shevia replied 5 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 5 years ago

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

  • Suz replied 5 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 5 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. 

    Thanks!

  • jackiec replied 5 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 5 years ago

    You are insatiably fab. THANK YOU. xo

  • Inge replied 5 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.

  • marble replied 5 years ago

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

  • replied 5 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 5 years ago

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

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

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

  • Aida replied 5 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

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