Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Magic Scarf

The Carré en Carrés is a truly amazing scarf, as it is a composite of 5 scarves: Couvertures et Tenues du Jour, Tigre Royal, Brides de Gala, H Cinétique and Pani La Shar Pawnee. I call it my Magic Scarf..

Couvertures et Tenues du Jour (orig. design Jaques Eudel in 1960)

Tigre Royal (orig. design Christiane Vauzelles in 1966) 

Brides de Gala (orig. design Hugo Grygkar in 1957)

H Cinétique (orig. design Bali Barett in 2004)

Pani La Shar Pawnee (orig. design Kermit Oliver in 2004)


I think the Couverture is the most casual one, so I get a lot of use out of it. I love the elegance of the Brides and it's wonderful to have a splice of it. The Pani La Shar Pawnee is a surprise. I thought the colors would not work for me, but I find them spot on. The fil de l'Inde is a great splash of color, which is just right if the mood hits. The Tigre is a design which ina 90 is not me, but it's fun to have it and I like it more and more.

I love my Carré en Carrés.


  1. Absolutely beautiful MaiTai! You've inspired me to be a CenC. :) Can you describe how you tie each of the above knots? Thanks as always for the inspiration!

  2. Thank you kate :-)
    The starting points for all knots is a rectangular fold, in the width of the featured splice.
    1. Double knot
    2. Ends pulled through a scarf ring (I used the Regate, but it was a very tight fit)
    3. left: single knot, with the ends pulled through a scarf ring (push the ring up towards the knot)
    right: tucked into the collar of the dress
    4. Single knot, one end placed on top of the other
    5. Same as number three (right), with a Farandole looped over the silk.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Thank you so much, I have this exact scarf and hadn't realised it's capacity.

  4. Silky twin greetings! Have fun exploring your gorgeous scarf :)