Cable knit, celtic knots, bias knitting – although knitting in its simplicity is a weaving technique that produces a two-dimensional piece of fabric, made from one-dimensional yarn (or thread), there are many ways in which knitted garments are structured – and from these stylised knits comes fashionable choices.
Now knit scarves are a Winter classic, but they also follow fashion in terms of not only the way they are worn but their texture, colour, weight…
This season, no matter what technique is used to produce your scarf, and there are many, all you need to ensure is that it’s CHUNKY.
Large chunky knits with their oversized loops and obvious structure are a favourite due to both its simplicity (nothing is as wonderfully crafty and home-like as a hand knitted scarf!) yet at the same time, they offer a huge amount of dimension and depth to any outfit.
Here’s three styling techniques that will ensure the perfect balance to your outfit…
Some scarves can be lengthy and have a mass amount of material to play around with.
To shorten and concentrate your scarf up around your neck and chest area, one of the easiest things to do is to simply loop it around!
1) Fold your scarf in half and drape it over your neck.
2) Then simple wrap the remaining lengths (in various tightness) around your neck – tucking the ends into the loop to secure them if you need.
Think of this look like an oversized necklace.
To make sure your not stepping all over the ends of your scarf, or have it awkwardly trailing in-between your legs but minimising it’s length.
Here’s another classic technique:
1) Drape your scarf around the front of your neck so the two equal ends lay in behind you.
2) Criss-cross the ends behind your neck, bringing them in front and then allowing them to hang straight down – this is a great technique to add to an open boyfriend blazer or winter coat.
For something a little more fancier than simply wrapping, try a series of knots to keep your chunky knit scarf in place.
1) Wrap the scarf around your neck, cross in the back, and then pull the ends to the front and knot – knot and wrap it as many times as you like to form either a simple or quite complex look.
2) Smooth the ends of the scarf so they are hanging down in front of your chest, with one end slightly covering the other – this look doesn’t need to be perfect or even.