How to Tie a Scarf the Lois Avery Way: Amalfi Knot

Today is a very special day because I’m finally answering one of the questions I get asked most often as the founder of Lois Avery—how to properly tie our scarves.

The truth is, there are loads of ways you could go about wearing and tying your scarf and because of this, I thought we’d start a new series called “How to Tie a Scarf: The Lois Avery Way.”

We’re going to start the series with one of my personal favourites—a style I’m calling the Amalfi knot. Why is it called the Amalfi knot? Because it’s ideal for summer days spent basking in the sun on the Amalfi Coast of course! To demonstrate, I’m using our Italian Days shawl in Rosé, which is the perfect spring and summer colour.

The knot itself is very simple and although there is no particular science to it, I do have seven steps for you to follow as a guideline.

Step 1

Give your scarf a good shake. You’ll want the cashmere relaxed as you hold it in front of you with one hand on each end. Don’t worry about holding it at full length, shoulder distance will work just fine.

Step 2

Begin to scrunch the scarf together using your hands—almost like an accordion—as shown in the photo.

Step 3

If not already, adjust so the right side is dangling slightly longer than the left.

Steps 4 & 5

Place the scarf behind your neck and use the longer right side to wrap one time around so the remaining length of the scarf falls in front of you.

Now, bring the right end over top of the left and tie into a loose knot slightly off to the right side.

Step 6

Pull the tasseled ends through your knot.

Step 7

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Amalfi knot

The Lois Avery Way

Fan and adjust each end to showcase the tassel detail (this part is key!) until you have your desired look.

And there you have it! Easy knots like the Amalfi show off the colour and cashmere perfectly and act as a great foundation for you to add your individual style and personality. Don’t be afraid to tweak things and add details that will make this look unique to you. For example, add in your favourite statement earrings or wear a lip colour that pops next to your scarf.

Now all that's left to do is enjoy those Amalfi Coast summer days!

Images: Marlene Lee

Jennie Hogg