How to - Collier knot

The Collier knot is perfect for hot summer days and warm and humid climates, as the scarf barely touches the skin, and the neck is left free of fabric. Instead, the scarf ends is attached to the shoulder straps of a sleeveless dress or top.

The scarf stays simply on top of the clothing,

hereby leaving the back of your neck cool and free of fabric.


HOW-TO (with a 70 carré)

Beginn with the basic bias fold, then proceed as follows:

Place a Petite Classique scarf ring on the shoulder strap of your dress or top, and slide one scarf end
through the ring, coming from underneath.

pull the scarf about 15 to 20 cm through

bring the end under the shoulder strap

and take it back through the scarf ring, this time coming from above

pull the end upwards to tighten the knot. You can keep one finger on the scarf ring, to hold it in place until the knot is tight

tighten further

Make a single knot into the center of the scarf, and proceed the same way as above with the other shoulder strap

Scarf rings give this a neat and finished look, but you can also secure the scarf to the top with a small double knot.

On cooler days, you can wear the scarf closer to the neck, and tie both ends into a small double knot behind the neck. For more variations, you can make the basic bias fold narrower or wider, or pull the knot in the middle tighter or looser. Or, try shortening/lenghtening the scarf ends, or follow the neckline of your top/dress.

HOW-TO (with a 90 carré)

Fold your scarf into the basic bias, and tie three knots in equal distance,

then attach the scarf to your top with the Collier knot method as described above

 Alternatively, make the three middle knots looser. This takes up more fabric and results in a higher neckline


 With a Twilly and Petite Calssique scarf rings

Scarf ring sizing info:

for Twillys - Petite

for 70 Carrés - Petite

for 90 Carrés - Petite (if you prefer short ends) and Moyenne (with longer ends). Please click here to see the differences