Sunday, June 28, 2020

A new Gavroche and Pocket Square knotting ideas!

With 4th of July celebrations in the US 🇺🇸 and Bastille day in France 🇫🇷 approaching, and white clouds lazily moving through summery blue skies ...  

... I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce the cute and whimsical "Fantaisies Botanique- Detail" Gavvroche/Pocket Square scarf I bought earlier in the spring.

At first glance, it's predominately red, white, and blue, but its many color nuances make it a very versatile little scarf. The blues range from cornflower, navy, turquoise, and ciel to steel and slate blue, and the reds go from bordeaux to cherry, coral, ruby and salmon. 

 Fantaisies Botanique in Bleu Royal/Rouge/Blanc (ref. H893511S 02)

Gavroche/Pocket Square Playtime!

Clockwise from top left: ChouChou, Gavroche Flower knot, Scarf Necklace, and Ascot knot:

In a Petit Bib (only fold your scarf into a triangle once, instead of twice).

The "Plumes en Fêtes" enamel bracelet in "Tropique" came home with me at the same time, and even though it is predominantly orange, it works surprisingly well with the new little Gavroche too (available at here)

Ref nr: H110414FPA365

Gavroche Cowl Neck (tutorial to come) and Papillon knot:

From left to right: Demi ChouChou and Double Gavroche Twist:

 The"Plumes en Fête" 90 scarf and printed enamel bracelet - best friends already!

Scarf and bracelet, all "Plumes en Fête". The scarf is tied in a Sautoir knot.

Parures de Samourais 90 scarf in a Bib knot and a Clic Clac H bracelet in Bourgogne. 

"Index Palmarum" 90 scarf in an Asymmetrical Wrap and a Clic Clac H bracelet in Bourgogne. 


  1. What a lovely post, MaiTai. Thank you so much. The Fantaisies Botanique is beautiful and all of the "knots" look great. ��

  2. ......and I just want to say that your blog is such "a pick me upper" for me. Doesn't matter my mood or what's going on around me, you blog always cheers me up. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much Katarina, your lovely words made my day. I love blogging and putting posts together, and it's just wonderful to know that it spreads joy. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!

    2. Thank you MaiTai. Wishing you a good week as well. I hope that the weather is treating you well in Southern France.
      It really shows that you enjoy blogging by how much effort you put into your posts. Keep up the good work!

  3. :-) Dear MaiTai,
    I love what you do with scarves - large or small, it's such an inspiration! The ideas you are showing for a gavroche are great and I'll give it a try, once I get a Gavroche between my fingers. I especially like the idea of using two Gavroches for a special look.
    Hope all is well with you and yours!
    All the best,
    Claudia :-)

  4. Dear MaiTai, the Camelia has become a favourite knot and I've enjoyed experimenting with the different ways of emphasizing it as shown in your wonderful Scarf Art app. The chouchou knot looks fun too. I have a Mors scarf ring and I believe you have shown some ways of using it in the past. It would be great if you could put these (and some new ones?) in the app; it is so much easier to learn from! Stay safe as life becomes freer. With best wishes, Elisabetta