More Big Scarves – Electronic Sheep

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As we know, scarves have fattened up for the winter. Big scarves, like these from Electronic Sheep, will not only keep the chill from your neck, they’ll also help you to create this season’s top-heavy silhouette. The scarves may be made from softest lambswool, but their leftfield design gives them a hard edge. 

Electronic Sheep is a Dublin-based label started by three childhood friends. The spécialité de la maison is knitwear in graphic patterns and unexpected colour combinations. They apply this winning combination to a range of hats and scarves and have thrown in the odd T-shirt for good measure.

The name and the little sheep might be a bit annoying but when they get it right, they get it right. Scoot on over to their website to browse or buy their collection or check out the stores who stock them here.

P.S. Someone called Fan, posted a lovely comment about the blog and asked how to tie a scarf like this. Take a look after the jump to read about my technique, which I’d like to say was fool-proof but probably isn’t.

Ok, so I know I’m a bit psychotic, but, as with many things in my life, I have a procedure for tying my triangular scarves. However, I would like to stress that I don’t think this is the definitive answer – you must tie it how you feel most comfortable.

The look I like best is if you’ve got the point of the triangle and both ends hanging down in front of you, on your chest. To achieve this, hold the scarf out in front of you by the long edge (the hypotenuse, if my memory serves) with the point hanging down. Make a few pleats in this long edge by folding it back on itself a few times – just roughly though, the trick is not to look too neat. Next lie the triangle on your chest so the point points towards your toes and wrap the pleated edge round your neck, bringing the ends round to the front. You then need to play about a bit with the fabric round your neck on either shoulder so that the ends sit nicely on your chest – under but not completely under the point of the triangle. Job’s a good ‘un.

I do hope I haven’t confused you.