Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Double scarves, double fun - how to's

Doubling scarves is a wonderful way to add warmth, or to simply create volume or interest. As promised in my previous blog post, here are some how-to's and variations.

With 90 carrés

Fold both scarves in the basic bias. Wrap scarf #1 once around your neck, and place scarf #2 on top. Pull all four scarf ends through a smooth round ring (here an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black lacquer), and push the ring up towards your neck.



Finding pairings is fun... you can match your scarves by color, pattern or design. Even unlikely candidates might go well together in the end, as the only visible part of scarf #1 is the centre, whereas scarf #2 shows both corners and almost the full bias fold.


This knot works great when you'd like to highlight a scarf's centre while hiding it's corners, or vice versa.  Below the same two scarves, but in reversed order, showing the different effects the placing of them have.

Variation: Fold both scarves in the basic bias and place around your neck, then pull their ends through a round and smooth scarf ring (here an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black lacquer)

'Mythique Phoenix' and 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carrés


As above, but ends pulled through a shawl ring (in ebony) in a vertical basic slide

'Carré en Carré' and 'Monsieur et Madame' 90 carrés

Double basic bias fold
Fold both scarves in the basic bias, and place one on top of the other. Slide a shawl ring (here in black horn) to the centre, then place the resulting scarf band around your neck (the shawl ring holds the scarves together, and prevents them from  sliding once they are placed around your neck)

'Mythique Phoenix' and 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carrés



Criss-cross bow knot with a 90 carré and a mousseline PM. Fold both scarves in the basic bias fold, then slide a Grande Classique scarf ring up both scarf ends on one side, and proceed with the criss-cross bow knot as shown here

'Carré Kantha' 90 carré and 'Au Coeur de la Vie' PM mousseline


As above, with a 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré and 'Belles du Mexique' mousseline PM

With 70 carrés

Fold two 70 carrés in the basic bias fold and place around your neck. Then pull all four scarf ends through a smooth round ring (here an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black lacquer), and push the ring up towards your neck.

'C'est la fête' and 'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carrés

As above, but with a PM mousseline instead of the second 70 carrée

'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré and 'Belles du Mexique' mousseline PM


With a Plissé in a Twist wrap: Fold both scarves in the basic bias, and place around your neck. Follow the instructions for the twist wrap, using a Grande Classique scarf ring (here in black horn)


'Projet Carré' Plissé and 'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré


Variation: as above, but replacing the Plissé with a Mousseline PM scarf (with a Grande Classique scarf ring in regular Mother of Pearl)

'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré and 'Belles du Mexique' mousseline PM

I'll be away for a few days, and look forward to catching up with you by the end of the month xx


37 comments:

  1. What fantastic ideas! I can't wait to try them out! xoxo

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  2. Love these! You are so clever....thank you for sharing!xx

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    1. Thanks so much Katie! Hope your are having fun mixing and matching x

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  3. these double ties look gorgeous. Too hot here for that sort of action at the moment, but in winter, I might hop on board xxx

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    1. As always, I am very much looking forward to the Australian winter, and to see you rocking your scarves again!

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  4. This double scarves knots are simply stunning. Such creative genius, dearest MaiTai. Call me biased, but the twist wrap variation is my fav! - AngelaB.

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    1. I am very very fond of your lovely twist wrap too, my dearest Angela <3

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  5. Dearest Mai Tai & ladies of Le Salon,

    After having been MIA due to health reasons ( I miss our “chats” a lot) I can’t imagine a better welcome that new ideas and ways to plays with our scarves...

    Congratulations Mai Tai, you have done it again!!!!

    I know it’s a bit late but I want to wish you all , the best for this year and a lot of opportunities to share our “passion”...

    In the meantime I’ll try to catch up and trying to match my scarves

    Mai Tai, thanks again for your kindness and generosity, enjoy your escapade.. but come back soon, we miss you...

    Regards from Barcelona

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    1. Dear Ilsa,

      We missed you too, welcome back in Le Salon ! I hope everything is fine for you now and wish you all the best for 2015.
      Warm hugs,
      Catherine

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    2. Hola Ilsa!

      Welcome back! Hope you are well now and will join us on a regular basis.
      Take care.
      Warm hugs from me too, Manuela

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    3. Welcome back, dearest ilsa! We missed you much, and I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better again. All the best to you too for a happy and healthy 2015!

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  6. Dearest Mai Tai,

    Thank you so much for showing us all the different looks and telling us how to achieve them!
    There are so many possibilites! I particularly like the "Belles du Mexique" mousseline with " Zebra Pegasus" and "Chaines et Gourmettes". Their colours combine so nicely! <3
    Wishing you a wonderful time away. Stay warm and cosy, my dear. Big hugs, Manuela xx

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    1. You are right about the possibilities, my dearest Manuela, they are truly endless! Hope you had fun pairing your scarves, it's such a lovely way to combat a cold winter's day. Big hugs xx

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  7. I always love to see how scarves can be worn and these ideas have really inspired me! I'm going to bring out my Maxi Twillys and see how they play together with some 90 Carres. I don't feel like I give the MT's enough love - this combination may be the ticket!
    Enjoy your time away but come back to us soon!

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    1. Many thanks, dearest Annie. I hope some of the ideas worked with your Maxi Twillys, please let us know! Thank you also for the good wishes...and I hope it hasn't been to long!

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  8. All I can is that you're way too clever for your own good, wickedly smart and talented girl! But, fortunately, we all benefit from that.

    I'm going to have another go at the scarf drawer, as these looks are just too pretty to pass up. And, I'd better get going, as in a couple of months, it will too hot here to wear even one scarf.

    All the best,
    Jerrine

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    1. Oh, my very dear Jerrine, "too hot" sounds too wonderful! I am soooo cooolllddddd. But if it were 80 degrees I'd probably be complaining about the heat.
      Much aloha,
      Fifi

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    2. I bet you came up with some beautiful combinations, dearest Jerrine! If only there could be short summers and winters, and blissfully long mid-seasons.. Keep warm, both of you, until the heat is back! xx

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  9. Dear MaiTai - I would have thought that anything other than a simple drape (such as the criss-cross bow knot) would be too bulky with double scarves, especially larger ones. But although it looks substantial in the photo, it does not look overly bulky. Thanks for making the instructions so clear, great photos as always. Enjoy your time away - you've been working hard and deserve a nice holiday!
    Warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and sweet good wishes, dearest Fifi! Hope you had a nice time playing with your scarves, and have a great week ahead xx

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  10. Recently I bought my first Hermes plisse scarf- can't wait to try your idea for plisse twist wrap with second scarf in the Oz winter...thanking you so much ! Enjoy your holiday but also chipping in to say please, please don't stay away too long.... We all love your wardrobe and H. scarf ideas ! Cheers, Mandy xx

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    1. Congratulations on your first Plissé, dear Mandy! They are so hard to find these days, you have been very lucky. And your winter is just around the corner... x

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  11. Brilliant, clever, ingenious ! My Dear, I bet all the MT Super Ladies in Le Salon will do their homework during the week-end !!!
    Have a nice time away. Silky hugs,
    Catherine

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    1. Hope you had fun studying, my dear chère Catherine! This kind of homework is cleary my favorite ;-) Double silky hugs right back <3

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  12. Oh my, you even blast it off by combining different materials! Interesting! And some fun exercise!
    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, dear Mimi! So happy you enjoyed the post!

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  13. Yes, so very clever and,as always, you make it look so easy!
    Like Fifi, I am concerned about the bulk, but will give it a try! For me, this may work best with the 70 silks! Love it on you though!
    Enjoy your break and look forward to your return! Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Hope you had fun playing, my dearest darling Trudye! You could also try it with two mousses, it should be wonderfully light and airy. Have a fabulous week ahead xx

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  14. Dear MaiTai, this is a great post, love it! I particularly like the 70s together and the Zebra P with the Belles de Mexiques, your pairings are genius, you have a great eye. It's so cold here right now I might try this tomorrow, so need to go now and research what pairings I might do. Important work lies ahead! And did you say that when wearing 2 scarves one can eat twice as much chocolate? I am sure you did.

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    1. Keep warm and cosy, dear Blighty, and double the scarves around your neck! Hope you had fun finding pretty pairings, and yes, the double chocolate rule definitely applies!

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  15. Merci très chère MAITAI pour vos explications si simples et si précises
    Bien a vous
    Bises Myriam

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    1. Très chère Myriam, je suis ravi que les idées vous avez plu. Bonne dimanche soir~ Bises

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  16. Stunning! I love your ideas, beautiful as always.

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    1. Thank you J, so happy you enjoyed the post!

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