Here on the East Coast, we’ve definitely hit a bit of a winter deep freeze. When the forecast calls for a high of 35-degrees, you know it’s time to bundle up before heading outside. While a warm coat is essential, keeping your neck area insulated is perhaps even more important. Here’s a way to tie a scarf with a high warmth factor: the ascot scarf knot.
The ascot scarf knot works best with scarves that are medium length or longer. Begin with the scarf draped around your neck, with one side slightly longer than the other—much like how you’d begin tying a tie. Depending on the length of the scarf, the shorter end might just touch your waistline and the longer end will fall below it. Next, cross the longer end over the shorter end, flip it underneath and over and then pull it through. Adjust how tight the knot is by holding shorter end with one hand and sliding the knot up with the other. Flatten the ends against your body and tuck into your coat for maximum warmth or leave it untucked to show off more of the scarf.
If you’ve got a longer scarf, you can try an even warmer variation on the ascot scarf knot by first wrapping the scarf all the way around your neck and then following the same directions above to tie the knot.
While there are no shortage of great scarves out there to purchase, there is nothing like one that is handmade. The one I’m wearing falls into the latter category. And if someone in your household likes to knit, click here to get the pattern.
This Look: Navy wool hunting jacket by Woolrich John Rich & Bros (old, similar here) – Plaid button down shirt by J.Crew (old, similar here) – Jeans by J.Crew – Handmade wool knit scarf (similar here and here) – Brown leather driving gloves by Banana Republic – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Boots by Timberland Earthkeepers
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.