Pretzel Knot Scarf Tying Tutorial

By popular demand … sorry it took so long to get this together for you!

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  • That looks great, thanks for sharing!

  • You make it look so easy! And you look like Mary Louise Parker in “real life!”

    • T.

      Ah-ha! I knew Sal reminded me of someone, and now I know!!!

  • Carrie

    nice, I like that one! They also just put up a “Style Your Scarf” tying video on the Eileen Fisher website:
    (it’s under the “our videos” section if the link above doesn’t work).

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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™‚

  • 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!

    • Sal

      Get outta town! We did scarf tying vids on the same day for the SAME KNOT? Hah!

  • Georgina


    Thank you for making the video ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan

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

  • 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.

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  • Taryn

    What a great look. I’m trying this with my outfit tomorrow!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • I saw a version very similar to this one last summer:

  • 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!

  • Mona

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

  • 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. =)

  • I use this knot all the time! I love it!

  • Oh thank you, I was trying to figure this one out!

  • 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!

  • Thhhhaank you!!!

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  • This looks amazing–I’ve never seen anything like it! Great video.

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  • 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!

  • Wow, that is easy. Thanks for sharing, Sal. I’ll definitely give that a shot.

  • Dee

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

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  • 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.

  • 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!


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