Sunday, June 29, 2014

Plissé scarves - knot look sheet

I've been asked a few times about how to tie Plissé scarves, so here are my favorite ways to wear them!

Projet Carré Plissé


Ascot knot



As above, with ends tied together behind the neck





With a Grande Classique scarf ring


 Left: Criss-cross knot, right: Criss-cross bow knot





Twist wrap

 

As above. Left: bow pulled tight, right: with a symmetrical and straight bow


Basic slide (scarf wrapped once around the neck beforehand)



Waterfall knot (picture from the archives)






Asymmetrical wrap




With an Anneau Infinity scarf ring

Cross slide



Fold your scarf in the basic bias, and slide a round scarf ring to the center. Wrap the scarf around your neck once. Slide each end through the ring as shown below.



Slip knot  

Fold your scarf in the basic bias and place around your neck. Take both ends and slide your scarf ring towards your neck





Cascade knot - this is the most fun of all, each time the result is different! Try pinching the plissé in different places, sliding the scarf ring closer or further away from the neck, or giving the silk a twist. The opportunities are endless, and the outcomings the most wonderful surprises.







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36 comments:

  1. Just lovely ideas! Always enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!

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  2. Your posts always makes me want to go and play around with my scarfs. You spread so much joy and inspiration! Orange hugs Johanna

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    1. So very happy to hear, dear Johanna! Have fun playing xx

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  3. stunning, all of it! I need to get more creative! x

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  4. What a wonderful post. I lunched this afternoon with a girlfriend who mentioned she has a plisse scarf. I will forward this to her. Now I wish I had one too! Perhaps there is one in my future. As for today I am thrilled to order your anneau ring in the ebony horn. I use the rosewood anneau regularly as it gives me a relaxed, casual look which works well in my mostly rural Hudson River Valley landscape. I look forward to playing with black polished horn!
    Alyson

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    1. What a coincidence, dear Alyson! Many thanks for passing the post to your friend, hope she likes it too :-) So happy you enjoy the rosewood Anneau Infinity, and hope you'll have much fun with your new black one too. Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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  5. This post is so perfect and useful dear MaiTai, as I purchased my first plissé a couple of months ago. Now I love it even more with all the different knots to try!

    Thank you for being the best teacher and sharing all your wonderful knowledge with us. Have a great week! Warmly, Simone xx

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    1. Many congratulations on your plissé, dear Simone! They are so hard to find these days, how lucky you were. Have fun knotting and playing, and a wonderful weekend. xx

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  6. Oh, I've always wanted a plisse scarf ! I love these 'sculptured' 3-D looks, especially with the Cascade knot...now, I've just got to get a pleated scarf for our next Australian summer.
    Many thanks, Mandy

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    1. Hope you'll manage to find one, dear Mandy, fingers crossed! The 3-D looks are great fun, you never really now how they'll turn out... each one is a surprise!

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  7. Bonjour MT,
    what a gorgeous post... thanks so much for your inspiration. I only own one plisse scarf
    I think it is a little bit tricky to wear them, I ironed my scarf a little bit, so that the plissee aren't so thin and it gets more volume, so it is easier to wear for me...

    Our stay in Provence was absolutely beautiful, in St. Remy it was so hot, so thats the result when you wish good weather, hihi

    Liebe Grüße
    Bine

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    1. Liebe Bine, Happy to hear you had a lovley time in St. Remy, despite the heat! Hope some of the knots will work with your 'customized' plissé too :-) Viele liebe Grüsse!

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  8. Très chère MAITAI encore un post très instructif car le plissé est tellement beau que toute ces façon de le porter le mette encore plus en valeur
    Bravo!
    Très belle semaine a vous
    Bises MYRIAM

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    1. Merci pour votre gentil commentaire, ma bien chère Myriam. Un très bonne dimanche à vous! bises

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  9. Unfortunately I always have problems with H Geneva..... I am even furious!
    Very interresting post anyway!
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Aww, so sorry to hear dear Monica! Hope you'll have better luck on your travels... amitiés

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  10. Dear MaiTai,

    Thank you for once again giving us much inspiration and beauty. Alas it is so hot and humid here that it is time for my H light cotton shawls which I adore. So easy to wear and care for, literally "wash, iron and wear".

    Maisie

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the post, dear Maisie! Have a happy summer, and keep cool and fresh with your beautiful shawls.

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  11. Lovely ideas! What is the expanded size of your scarf before it was pleated? I know you bought it that way, but I think they can also pleat it for you on request. :-) Emily

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    1. It's a 90x90cm (36x36") carré, which is the only format the plissés were ever issued in. I don't know if the pleating service still exists, but I'll ask when I'm in the store next time :-)

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  12. Hi, i am new to this blog and I love it already! Now I have to go back and binge-reading all the old posts!
    I particularly like the asymmetrical wrap, so rich and decorative
    Thank you for the great ideas!

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    1. A very warm welcome to you! Hope you'll enjoy the past and future posts, and that we'll see you here again :-)

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  13. I've accumulated a few plissés, but can never figure out what to do with them. I can't resist them, because they're beautiful and fun and bouncy--sort of like a silk Slinky--and they come in those adorable little hat box-shaped boxes--but I've been stymied as to how to actually wear them. Very interesting and timely! Thank you, MaiTai!

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    1. Hope your silk Slinky treasures have all bounced out of their boxes for an outing and play! What a lovely collection you must have, have fun and a happy summer :-)

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  14. Dearest MaiTai,
    Your project Carré is such a fabulous plissé! I so adore the plissé format - love their fan-like delicacy, bringing out so many hidden facets. You’ve shown us so many possibilities - the cascade knot is genius! Thank you as always, dear MaiTai! Sending you much love and big summer hugs to you xxx

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    1. Dearest Scarf Enthusiast, how wonderful to see you! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful summer.. the perfect season to bring our Plissés out to play <3 Fan-like delicacy describes these treasures so well, as usual you entrance me with your beautiful words. Hugs xx

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  15. What a lovely post! I've been looking for a plisse for months now! i'm so sad they dont make them anymore! These great ideas reinforce my will, i'll keep looking!
    Thank you!
    Wanda

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    1. Wishing you the best of luck in finding one, dear Wanda!

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  16. Such a fabulous and very useful post, dearest Mai Tai! I love the Cascade knot. It is so much fun! Your carré plissé is very beautiful and very summery.
    Doesn't Hermes sell carrés plissés anymore?
    Thank you for so much inspiration.
    What would we do without you? Big hugs, Manuela

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the post my dearest Manuela. Red always adds a summery touch, and I love the Cascade knot too. Plissés are still available in some shops, but for a while, no new ones have been issued. Hope this will change one day! Hugs x

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  17. Great post MaiTai - I can't believe H have stopped making the plisses but wasn't there just one elderly gentleman who made them and I guess he retired? I could be wrong of course. This could bode well for resale values though:-) Anyway I very much enjoyed your post, thank you, SAx

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    1. Many thanks, SA. I sometimes still see Plissés around, but those might be from previous collections. The story sounds sweet and romantic!

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  18. Thank you for all the Plisse inspiration! I have a lovely little pink one which sat unused in the box because I wasn't able to tie it properly. I am inspired to try these knots!

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  19. Thank you MaiTai for the wonderful post. I was lucky enough pick one up today and can't wait to try a few of your ideas!

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