Friday, July 10, 2009

How to knot a asymmetrical shoulder wrap

When pinching the corners (just before pulling them apart in opposite directions), please make sure to select the 'open' corners (see A) on one side, and the 'folded' corner (see B) on the other.

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  1. Lovely , a great knot to dress up the simplest of outfits...THANK YOU MaiTai.

  2. Thanks for the explanation, it helps.

  3. Ann, finding ways to dress up simple outfits is such a source of pleasure and fun to me, thank you for your kind comment :-)

    Merci et bonjour Madame!
    Glad you found the instructions useful, it looks a little bit complicated but it's easy once it's worth persevering, as the wrap really does stay in place beautifully.

  4. i am definitely going to try it sometime. And I have to get a new scarf too (excuses ;p )


  5. Thank you robee, great to see you here! I bet the wrap would look also stunning with your gorgeous Brazil scarf. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. wow, that is a truly exquisite scarf and the colours are gorgeous! Bravo!

  7. Thank you my dear. It's a hot new favorite of mine and the reason why I really look forward for autumn and winter to come ;-) xx

  8. MT, thank you for this amazing "how-to" <3

  9. I love the way this style softens the severity of a black poloneck - I feel the cold, and rely on polos to keep me warm in winter.

    It would also look great over a strappy little dress, as the day cools towards evening or to cover shoulders which have caught the sun.

    Your pictures are inspiring and your smile is so encouraging!

  10. Many thanks for the lovely comment, dear Lindsay. So true, the wrap adds a beautiful sensous touch to a sweater, and it is always nice to have a knot which shows so much of a scarf's design.

  11. Wow, it's amazing what you can do with a square of material! You must hear that all the time, but I imagine you're not tired of hearing it, considering here you are, 5 years later (and haven't aged a day I might add, flattery I know, but true :)
    Thank you for this fantastic blog dedicated to the amazing feats of the scarf. I came across your blog because I will be travelling to Paris in May for a week, and your asymmetical wrap inspires me for a cover for my wedding dress. I will be getting married in July, and I foresee needing something to cover my shoulders when night falls.
    Would you mind sharing any other wrap styles that would work as a wedding shrug/cover? (that aren't already posted of course)
    I will certainly look for a scarf that would work with my wedding dress while I'm in Paris!

    1. Dear Bonnie,

      Many thanks for the lovely note. So happy you enjoy the blog and posts, and thank you also for the kind compliments.

      As for a cover up for a wedding dress, a 90 Carré as a shrug might work:

      In general, I'd prefer a mousseline or cashmere/silk stole, or a mousseline/light summer silk in a GM format (140x140) to a standard 90 Silk Twill scarf. Instead of knotting, I'd place it simply around the shoulders:

      Good luck and have a wonderful time in Paris!

  12. Bonnie,
    at my wedding, in May, I had a 2-meter embroided veil matching my dress. after the ceremony, I took it off of my head and used it as a stole. Although I didn't use it much, because dancing keeps you warm ;)