I have had a couple of requests for information on how to tie the scarf in the way it is shown in the pattern and I am happy to do that today. Fortunately it’s not as difficult as it looks!
This Four‐way Wrap can be worn by both men and women as in the Lamberhurst Scarf pictured above, and the Elizabeth Scarf in the photos below. You will need a fairly long scarf, especially if you want the ends to show after you have completed the wrap.
The Lamberhurst Scarf is 173cm/68 ins long and the Elizabeth Scarf is a touch longer, measuring 183cm/72 ins in length. The width is not so important, but a medium‐width of about 15‐20cm/6‐8 ins would perhaps give the best results.
Here, the Lamberhurst Scarf is 19cm/7.5 ins wide and the Elizabeth Scarf is 16.5cm/6.5 ins.
The Four‐way Wrap is actually a variation of the Parisian Wrap that most people know. For this one, take the two ends of your scarf and find the mid‐point of the scarf.
Bring this around your neck and hold it in the position where you would like the fold to sit at the front. Then draw both ends together through the loop.
This is great for long scarves, but a shorter scarf can be wrapped in this way to give a compact knot, as in the chunky version of the Elizabeth Scarf pictured above. This is good for cyclists or walkers who need a scarf that won't flap about in the breeze.
A variation of the Parisian Wrap is the Three-Way Wrap. For this one, start in the same way as before by folding the scarf into two, but here keep one end just slightly longer than the other.
Wrap the folded scarf around your neck, positioning the fold a little lower than you would for the Parisian Wrap to allow for the volume of the knot.
Now bring the long end through as before while allowing the other end to hang straight down. Make slight adjustments if necessary so the ends are level and that gives the nice relaxed look of the Three‐way Wrap.
So for the Four-Way Wrap, start at before by folding the scarf in two with the ends even, as in the Parisian Wrap. Then work as above to bring the end through the loop.
Now to continue on to a full Four‐Way style, take the centre of the loop and give it a half‐twist to the front.
Hold this in position and bring the second end over the top and then down through the loop.
You will see that the two ends of the scarf essentially weave through the centre fold of the scarf in opposite directions. To finish off, adjust the position of the loop until you get just the right volume effect that you wish.
Many thanks to our daughter Anna for demonstrating the Four‐Way Wrap and for trying to appear warmer than she was!
Have a wonderful 2014!
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