Scarf how-to: Split Muffler

I recently wore an outfit that featured an interesting looking scarf tie, which I'm calling a "Split Muffler" because it's based on the Muffler tie technique. Here's the how-to to do it :)

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- Fold in half lengthwise.

4- Take one top corner in one hand and the opposing corner in the other, and let the scarf fold itself in half (which would be along the dotted line in the photo).

5- You should end up with a notched triangle. The ends I'm holding would still be pointy, my hallway just wasn't wide enough for me to stretch the scarf all the way out.

6- Roughly center the front and pull the ends around the neck...

7- ...And back to the front.

8- Center and adjust each half as you like it. From here you can either tuck the ends underneath if the scarf isn't too slippery, or tie the ends in a small knot and then tuck that underneath.

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 and questions welcome!

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  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tutorial! And that is one gorgeous and huge scarf!

  • columbine(erin) replied 6 years ago

    I like your how to's, you are good at explaining things clearly. I had fun trying this out with my favorite scarf and I think I'll be wearing it this way often. 

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Thank you for showing us this scarf tie. I kind of like the plaid on plaid.

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Thank you! Love this. I need a new ideas on how to wear my scarves.  I love the scarf in #1. The colors are lovely.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Oh it's a series! Love the names you give to your creations!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Wow, you're great at giving a tutorial online! Thanks for the lesson on this scarf trick--I was wondering about it when I saw it on you in pic 1, in your WIW.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Super cute, Aida, and yup - this is the way I have been "folding" mine, too. I like wearing them this way. 

  • Staysfit replied 6 years ago

    I have tied mine like this before! I like it! Great tutorial! You have some great scarves!

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Thanks!!  And thanks Suz for chiming in to say this is how you tied yours in that pic I was wondering about... I hadn't yet tried to see if I could follow your written instructions :)

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tutorial! The pictures are really helpful, since I always get completely lost when I try to follow things like this just from written instructions.

  • Neelie replied 6 years ago

    Thank you!  I've never worn one that way, going to try it, I love scarves...!

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Thanks! I loved it when you wore the! And love it plaid on plaid. Simple yet different. Much appreciated.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    THANK YOU. You rock my style world, Aida. xo

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Oh, yes. And Go Team Plaid. 

  • thimblelina replied 6 years ago

    Girl, you need a youtube series!!

  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    I second what Thimblelina said!
    And thanks so much, Aida. I looooove scarf tutorials, and find that the ones with step-by-step pictures are the most helpful. I know it takes a lot of time to put one together though, so an extra thank you for that!

    Love your plaid scarf:-)

  • merwoman replied 6 years ago

    Thank you Aida! I've got a long rectangularish scarf that just isn't working for me - I'll be trying this tip!

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Thank you for another awesome scarf tutorial!  I have just bought a plaid scarf and will try this with it.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    How fun that some of you already do this scarf tie! I usually do that "Muffler II" style, but am liking this for a very different visual effect. With a very gauzy scarf like the one I've got in the first image, you get a nice rippled effect around the neckline. Looking forward to seeing your pretty scarves on the forum :)

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