Sunday, 26 July 2009

Friendship Knot

This is a lovely knot that I use quite often and it looks really nice. I am showing it here with my Hermes 70cm Vintage Silk "Rialto" scarf. I believe the origin of this knot lies with the Girl Guides Association. It is a little tricky to learn at first - I had to practice many many times to perfect it and I still get it wrong sometimes! So you need plenty of practice. Start with a scarf folded in "the basic fold". The most important thing I have found is to make sure when you do the first fold back and up of the first "tail" you must make sure it lies on top of the tail coming from round your neck. Watch the video you should see what I mean. I hope my video helps and you have some fun learning!

Update 29/11/09: So many people ask how to do this knot as it is tricky to learn at first - here's a link as well to a useful annimation which ties in very well with what I am doing in the video:
http://www.k2esu.org.uk/friendshipknot.gif
and a link to some instructions you can print off.
http://guidinguk.freeservers.com/necker.html

In the video I am using my Hermes Carnevale de Venise 90cm silk twill scarf.
video

7 comments:

  1. Thank you Scarf Addict. I am going to watch this - and come back to it - many many times. You make it look so effortless! hugs!

    P.S. I would also love to know how you resisted buying all those scarves in harrods lol! Maybe a blog on how to sit on your hands and stick to your master list? And please do consider sharing how you pick things for your list!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Thank you 880! Glad you like it.
    Hmm...someone once said "resistance is futile" in the long run it probably is, but for now I have had a few new scarves close together so I felt I would rather leave 1 or 2 to buy later on - assuming H have any left - and to let the bank balance recover LOL!
    As for choosing - that's a hard one to answer - I go for what I like on first sight/instinct e.g. Kelly en Caleche or scarves with a story or a connection to things/places/people I am interested in like the Venice and Russian themed scarves, Please Check In and La Femme aux Semmelles de Vent for the travel connection etc..then you have to choose a colour!

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  3. you make this look so easy...inspired to try this again, great blog.

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  4. Yes give it try AAN it gets easier! The biggest thing is to get that first tail sitting on top as you fold it back on itself.

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  5. Brilliant!!! I will certainly be practising this!!

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  6. Glad you like Janice!! Keep practising and you will soon become an expert!!

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