You can vary the amount of pleats by pleating the full width of your scarf (option 1), or by folding your scarf into half first, which results in lesser pleats  (option 2). You can further vary the width of the pleats, and therefore their amounts. Making the pleats small results in sculptural and bouncy knots, while making them wide results in soft drapes and folds.

Options 1: Maximum amount of pleats: 

Place your scarf facing down on a flat surface.

Create 4-6 cm (about 2 to 2.5") wide pleats and place them carefully on top of each other.

Continue until you reached the end. Take the resulting strip firmly into both hands, as not to loose any pleats.

Option 2: Opt for fewer pleats and softer folds:

Fold your scarf into a rectangular shape.

Start folding the pleats as above. The wider and looser you make them, the softer the look.

Continue until the end, and place the resulting narrow strip around your neck.

You can further vary the pleads by making them smaller or larger still. When you tie the ends, you can puff the pleats out, or flatten and smooth them. The variations are endless! Regardless of the pleating method, you have also many options on how to secure the ends. You can tie the ends into a criss-cross knot, basic slide, vertical basic slide, slip knot, cross slide etc. The pictures below show just some of the many possibilities:

90 carré tied with a shawl ring in a vertical basic slide:



Editted by DK SANSAN & GISY Team


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