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The Montpensier Knot 

The Duc De Guise courted the Princesse de Montpensier vividly in Paris, at the court of the king Charles the 9th, and in the castle of Champigny, under the jealous eye of her husband, the Prince de Montpensier.

We owe this grand tale of passions to Madame de Lafayette, countess and early French novelist of the 17th century.

The Duc De Guise and the Princesse de Montpensier are our French star-crossed lovers and, a tribute to their impossible love, our Montpensier knot  is a mirrored version of the De Guise knot. 

Make your knot

Start with a basic bandana folding, then continue with a simple bow tie. Follow the instructions step by step below. 

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Open your carré scarf out flat.

Open your carré scarf out flat.

Fold an end without overlaying completely.

Fold an end without overlaying completely.

Fold again the other end.

Fold again the other end.

Fold again lengthwise and bring to the center.

Fold again lengthwise and bring to the center.

Make a basic knot.

Make a basic knot.

VDo the same with the second half. You now have the basic "bandana" folding.

VDo the same with the second half. You now have the basic "bandana" folding.

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Place around your neck. 

Place around your neck. 

Finish with a double loop. 

Finish with a double loop.