How to Tie a Blanket Scarf

Fall Neutrals

There are a ton of ways that you could tie an oversized scarf, but this is my go-to style because it keeps me warm and looks less like wearing a blanket, and more like wearing a scarf. Every time I post a photo or Snapchat wearing one this way, I get questions about how to tie it, so I’m giving you the patented Lemon Stripes guide to tying a blanket scarf. Are you ready for it? I included step-by-step photos and instructions so there’s no room for error!

How to tie a blanket scarf

Make a triangle– Open the scarf all the way and fold it into a big ole’ triangle.
Point down– Pull it up around your neck with the point of the triangle facing down.
Criss cross– Behind your neck, criss cross the two ends of the triangle and pull them down towards your chest.
Tie a knot– Lift up the front of the triangle, and tie a loose knot with the ends under it.
Finito– Play around with it until it looks and feels perfect and voilà!

See? It’s a lot easier than you think. I wore a white and grey windowpane (also love this one) for this post, as it’s my current favorite. Speaking of favorites… this sweater is everything. I linked to it in my fall wish list last week and it’s the absolute best… so cozy and comes in 10 colors!

How to tie a blanket scarf


Oversized Scarf (available here on sale) c/o / Sweater / Jeans / Flats / Bag c/o

My favorite blanket scarves


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  1. Elizabeth Rogers said:

    Love this tutorial, so helpful! There is nothing better than a good oversized scarf during the fall!

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  2. splash of preppy said:

    Love a good blanket scarf! Thanks for this.

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  3. Tracy Schwartz said:

    Ordering that sweater immediately from Lands End. Totally thought it would be a Nordstrom or crazy out of budget, but it’s the right price and I need new non black sweaters!

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Yes! It’s so amazing. Crazy that it’s Lands’ End right?

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  4. Julie said:

    The blanket scarf and the sweater are fab! Will definitely consider buying the 2 of them. I love your bag too but it is just too pricey for my budget. Love a scarf at this time of the year when it’s chilly in the morning or late in the afternoon but yet so easy to take off if the weather gets warmer. Hugs from London, Julie

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  5. cDs said:

    That’s exactly how I tie mine… or use it as a shawl
    x0x0 Caroline

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  6. Dana Mannarino said:

    This is one of my favorite ways to style it too!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  7. Mary Fremeau said:

    So cute and cozy! I love this post. Sharing it with my sis because she usually ends up looking like an Inuit. haha!


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  8. Taylor- Lights Camera Catwalk said:

    This look is gorgeous! Great post.

    Xx Taylor

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  9. Kelly in the City said:

    Yassssss! LOVE this! I did a tutorial once and Mitch was hysterically laughing throughout the whole thing. 😉 Does Anel also ask why you’re wearing a blanket? Hehe. Oh, husbands.


    Kelly | Kelly in the City

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Hahah so funny. I actually shot this with another photographer who was a little more forgiving 🙂 But yes, Anel loves to ask why I’m wearing a blanket all the time!

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  10. Lorena Lorena said:

    Beautiful ! I always leave the ends untied… because I dont know where to tuck `em.. now I know.

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  11. Devon said:

    This is so helpful! Blanket scarves are the best!! 🙂 xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

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  12. Jess Zimlich said:

    Hi Julia! This is totally random, but what were the name of the dog treats on your snapchat a few weeks (or maybe even months now…) back? Thank you so much!

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