1. Lay your scarf out somewhere flat as you
will need space to pleat it up.
2. Start to pleat the scarf up into layers -
I find pleats of about 4-5cm works best.
|3. Keep going until the scarf is all pleated.........|
|4. .......into one narrow strip........|
|5. .....like so.|
6. Next CAREFULLY pick up the pleated strip
and place it around your neck. You can see
it is already opening up by itself!
|7. Do a single knot ......|
|8. .....now you can wear the scarf like this |
or carry on.....
|9. .....to tie a full Half Ascot Knot (how to here) to give |
the frilly bow look. If you do not have enough
length to make the bow around your neck
or it is too tight ( you need a pretty thin neck to do
this knot - I find it a bit tight)
then I found an alternative:-
10. If you have a large scarf ring or shawl ring
(MT Collection) then you can use this to "tie"
the scarf which leaves a lot more length to play
with than the Half Ascot Knot and is
11. Slide on the ring to one side keeping the
pleats in place as best you can - you may
need to give a little twist so they sit
correctly for the frills.
12. Put the other side of the scarf through the
ring as well. As here you can wear
the bow at differing lengths
for a layered effect or.......
13. You can pull the scarf through the ring
further to even up the length and I
think this gives a pretty good "copy cat"
effect of doing a Half Ascot Knot but this
is good as it allows for a larger neck.
Hope this helps - Have fun!