This darling bow-style scarf from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 1 exudes effortless but oh-so-put-together chic. It’s no wonder that it was inspired by a fabulous French designer. Discovered in Betty Kirke’s book Madeleine Vionnet (Chronicle Books, 1998), this looped scarf is surprisingly uncomplicated and is a great, achievable example of Vionnet’s work. Called a möbius scarf for its resembling a möbius, it is like a twisted loop that creates a never-ending one-sided surface. This might sound complicated, but the resulting scarf is easy to make and is truly a standout among the rest.
The scarf’s pattern shape produces a bias-cut neckline bow, with each loop falling delightfully into perfect shape when tied. The tying process itself is the fun part: one swift motion and it’s complete. The möbius principle allows the magic to happen.
A brilliant geometrician herself, Vionnet twisted and looped fabric…
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