Where I live in Saskatchewan, the weather changes every five minutes, so I have a habit of carrying a scarf with me, even in the warmer months. Despite spending nearly four decades in this blessed area of the world, though, I never learned how to tie a scarf properly until very recently.
I am often fashion challenged in this way. I once wore a rope for a belt for several months. It’s true. Luckily, I have been graced with a metrosexual husband who is wise in the way of belts and scarves and such.
He has schooled me about a scarf-tying method that keeps your scarf in place whether you are caught in a wind storm or some little fushnicken has decided to yank on it, and I would like to pass along his knowledge to you.
How To Tie A Wind- And Fushnicken-Resistant Scarf Knot
1. Make a loose circle in the middle of the scarf.
2. Cross the right side over the top of the circle.
3. Cross the left side over the top as you did with the right side.
4. Pull the top scarf layer through the space between the second layer and the original bottom scarf circle.
5. Wear it!
I love this scarf knot, because:
- it looks good whether it is tied up close to the neck or left to hang a little lower,
- it never comes undone in the wind,
- pulling on one end does not pull the knot tighter,
- the knot works well with both thinner and thicker scarves, and
- although it looks more complex, it’s easy to tie after only a couple of trial runs.
So, now that you are armed with my spectacular scarf-tying method, go out and be more fabulous! I know I am.