knot just a scarf
October 7, 2014 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Arietta Yin lists over 120 ways to wear a silk scarf with tutorials and photographs.
posted by NoraReed (10 comments total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
There sure are a lot of cool ideas in this post. Plus some great modelling!
posted by Meatafoecure at 10:03 PM on October 7, 2014

Thank you! I always end up looking like a pirate babushka at church and this has way more options than I've found before.
posted by viggorlijah at 10:53 PM on October 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

"a pirate babushka at church" would make an excellent prompt for a short story or comic
posted by NoraReed at 11:15 PM on October 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

A nice companion to this previous post.
posted by salad at 11:24 PM on October 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

Are scarves becoming fashionable in the states nowadays? Muslim women's scarves in Malaysia change styles and fashions very very fast among young people. Here's a blog with instructions for some current looks.
posted by BinGregory at 12:46 AM on October 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

Very creative! I like this very much. It's too bad scarves are only very cold-weather wear for me. I'm not sure whether winter is long enough to try them all.
posted by orrnyereg at 4:30 AM on October 8, 2014

I don't think I could ever pull off wearing a scarf as a top, skirt, or dress; even if I had a scarf large enough and opaque enough, I'd still be constantly afraid of the knots slipping loose. (I shy away from the "one hundred ways to wear!" dress/skirt things for the same reason - most of the variations involve some precarious-looking winding and knotting.) It's pretty cool to see them being used that way, though.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:55 AM on October 8, 2014

I've only done pretty simple ties with them, but I wear sarongs as skirts sometimes, generally over shorts so I don't worry about accidentally flashing anyone if it comes undone.
posted by NoraReed at 9:53 AM on October 8, 2014

Hmmm. For the 10% or so of ideas that would actually be wearable for someone like me who is not a petite young thing with long hair, I found the tutorials hard to figure out what's actually going on.
posted by drlith at 10:17 AM on October 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

I found the YouTube demo in the link salad posts above very helpful (music is very well-matched, and the normal-speed-now-slowmotion-speed works incredibly well in a demo).

I've only mined three of the styles from that video - I feel I have much to learn, scarf-wise. "The European" seems to suit me 99.99% of the time though, so I lack scarfiosity.

The static grid pattern is also good for a demo, though. Nice FPP.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:45 PM on October 9, 2014

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