Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Half bow knot - How-to

As promised, here are the instructions for making a half bow knot with a round scarf ring. Any ring with an approximate diameter of 2 cm will do, as long as it is smooth and polished, so that it doesn't damage your scarf.

Start by folding your scarf in the basic bias:




Then slide your ring (here a MaiTai Collection lacquered Anneau Infinity in ivoire) up on one of the ends. Don't slide it too far up, but keep it near the corners, where there is hardly any bulk of fabric.


Pinch the fabric of the other end as shown


Then feed the pinched fabric through the ring, coming from below:



You'll get this as a result. Next, pull out the first corner (where you slid the ring up) while holding onto the ring, as well as the loop you created in the previous step.


Then pull out the loop you created earlier, to make the bow:


Adjust the lengths and bow to your liking.



Create different effects by pulling the loops and length tighter or longer, or by taking the opposite corners of your carré when starting off with the basic bias fold.



works also with a 70 carré




Color variations


You can create a similar effect with a Classique scarf ring, please click here to view the how-to


You might also like:



http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/2009/08/h-it-up-my-hat-wears-scarf.html




15 comments:

  1. This is such a charming and very feminine knot! Thanks so much for for the instructions, dearest Mai Tai. I usually make it with a grande scarf ring but I think it's even nicer with the anneau infinity. <3
    Hope you can relax in the coming days and wish you a wonderful weekend ahead.
    Silky hugs, Manuela xx

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    1. Thank you, dearest Manuela! Using the AI makes a nice change, hope you had fun playing <3 Have a wonderful week ahead xx

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  2. LOVE the bijoux effect of the lacquered anneau infini ring in these knots! The ring plays both practical and decorational role, and with the beautiful colours available, it adds such a great jewel-like accent to the scarf. Thank you for another inspiring post, my dearest MaiTai.
    Aneta

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    1. Isn't it fun to play with color, my dearest Aneta! Have a most wonderful and happy week <3

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  3. I had a nice moment playing last night! Your anneau Infinity just add this little "touch" ! New colours are "superbes". Maybe, one day, a larger Infinity for our plissés?
    Lots of silky knots hugs dearest MT and Ladies.
    Catherine

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    1. So nice to know you had fun with this, dearest Catherine! There are quite a few knots you can already try with the AI and a Plissé: http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/2014/06/plisse-scarves-knot-look-sheet.html Will think of a larger ring too! Hugs xx

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  4. I love this--a new twist! Can't wait to try it out, as soon as temps here drop low enough to drape fabric around my neck. I love the different colors and bow sizes you used--there's always something for everyone. Thank you for bringing more brightness into the world!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, dear Greta! It's getting too hot here too, but come September there will be no stopping.. Have a lovely summer!

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  5. Grand idea to get a scarf to stay how you tie it!! Love this! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. This is great, thanks, dear MaiTai! I haven't been using my round scarf ring much, and you've given me the perfect reason to wear it more often! Fun to see some of your H collection on display, too!
    Warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Thank you, dearest Fifi! It is always fun to raid the scarf drawer for a playtime. Hope your AI will get a few outings with this knot xx

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  7. I simply adore this technique... I can't wait to try it out tomorrow with my black Anneau Infiniti and either my black & gold jacquard Daimyo or my black L'Arbre de Vie. I think either of these would look wonderful in a half-bow knot. Thank you, dear MaiTai... you're always coming up with something new and creative!

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    1. Thank you dear Elaine! Which combination did you end up wearing? I can imagine both being just fabulous!

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  8. Thank you for include my pictures. Always is something new to learn in these collages. This time, I like very much way Katja tied her halter top using a pearl necklaces and the scarf ring in the back, very chic!

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