Then cut it off, but be mindful how you go about the chop. You’ll need to leave about 2-3 millimeters of fringe behind so that there’s no unraveling. You don’t need to have the ends of the scarf hemmed after you’ve cut off the fringe, but this is an option if you prefer the look of a straight finished edge. I’ve never hemmed the edges of my scarves and pashminas after I’ve cut off their fringe because I prefer the look of a scarf that does not have an official front or back. In this way, a scarf is “right side up” no matter how you tie it.

Cutting off scarf fringe might sound a little dicey, but I can safely say that I’ve been doing this for years and my pashminas look great after loads of laundering and travel. No unraveling… promise!