Pretzel Knot Scarf Tying Tutorial

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40 Responses to “Pretzel Knot Scarf Tying Tutorial”

  1. Liane

    I love this method! My friend showed it to me earlier in the winter. I do it a little differently. After inserting the first half of the dangling side, I twist the loop 180 degrees so it looks like a 8, then I insert the second half of the dangling side in the new loop. If that makes sense… Both ways seem easy, though!

  2. coffeeaddict

    Great tutorial, a very comprehensive video.
    On an off note: I loved the painting in the background! Do you mind sharing the name of the artist?

    • Sal

      Sure! It’s our friend Greg Page. He actually floods the canvas with pigment and then lights it on fire. SO COOL. Doesn’t have a website and mostly takes commissions. Drop me a line at if you’d like his info!

  3. poodletail

    Excellent, Sal! I thought I knew every way to tie a scarf but the Pretzel Knot is new to me. Thanks. I’ll use it today.

  4. Samantha

    I do this all the time, but I do a wrap around then put each end of the scarf through the middle. Same effect though! I love having new ways to wear scarves ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kasmira

    I think this is another technique to get the same knot I create with the hacking twist. My video is going up later today. Check it out and let me know if you think the result is the same!

  6. Susan

    The video is great! Learned the knot in France in January, so call it the “Paris Knot.” Tres chic!

  7. Karin

    I love this knot and get a lot of compliments when I wear my scarf that way!

    Re: Where you saw this knot before: I remember you posting a video from “Une femme d’un certain age” in some link round-up last year (I think around October/November?) showing this way of tying a scarf.

  8. Kristin C

    It’s so funny that you added this tutorial. Last week I was wearing a scarf in this way and had a woman ask me how to do it! I love that knot, and it looks good with thin or thick scarves alike.

  9. Haley

    You are just adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m gonna use this all the time! We had such nice spring weather for a bit, but then the dumb old snow came back, grrr. But at least I have something new to do with scarves now!

  10. Jen

    I saw a similar knot you posted a link to, and love using it! Whenever I use it with the scarves that threaten to swallow me whole, I get tons of compliments on them, and somehow this manages to tame them too. Now I can share the video with all my friends and show them the wisdom of your ways. Thanks!

  11. Clare

    Ooh, I really like that! I like the idea of scarves, but generally don’t like how they look on me. But I think this knot would be much more flattering. I’m definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing the video!

  12. Mona

    Thanks for posting this!
    I love how I learn so much from your blog. It’s like having a virtual older sister ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Sarah

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m always looking for new ways to tie scarves, and I can’t wait for one last cold weather snap so I can try this one out. =)

  14. Cindy

    I believe either Deja Pseu or Audi had posted this on her blog at one time. You may have seen it there? I am certain I learned it from one of those two lovelies!

  15. Alyssa

    I love love love! this tie that you taught me during our consultation. I feel all cool that I know it too! lol I show everyone I know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You rock! Thanks for the tip!

  16. Dee

    thanks so much. I love this way of tying a scarf, been trying it on all my many scarves!!

  17. maddie

    an older woman taught me this at a street fair in Vienna. i love sharing tips like these. with gauzier or scrunchy scarves, i like to pull the loop down a little farther, do what you did, then twist it, and do it again- kind of makes a braid, which is also decorative and nice.

  18. Emilie

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. You’ve changed my life as I’m a huge scarf fan! I’m always looking for new ways to tie them!