Scarf Through Neck
Magic Trick

The Scarf Through Neck trick is an excellent trick to perform on the street. Many magicians have also performed it on television and on stage using a rope instead of a scarf.

For this purpose, however, we will stick to a scarf but the principle is the same whichever item you use.

It uses a special knot that deceives the spectator or you can even perform the trick on an unsuspecting volunteer. As the knot is hidden behind the neck, it is unseen by either volunteer or spectator (or both).

You must watch the video carefully to understand how to create the illusion that the scarf does indeed come through your neck.

The magic trick video is performed by our friend @TAGSMagic.  He also has a Facebook page that you can check out too.

So let us hand over to TAGS and let him perform this great piece of street magic and then he will go into the method and explanation of how the trick is performed.

Keep an eye on the tips he gives you as the magic trick can only be performed with the subtleties and tips that make this trick something to put in your repertoire of tricks.

Scarf Through Neck Recap

So here is a quick recap of the trick.

  • You will need a long scarf (or rope) that reaches to your waist
Scarf Through Neck Magic Trick. How to make a scarf look like it comes through your neck
  • You need to create a loop by crossing over your hands and pushing slightly upwards before lifting the other end of the scarf around your neck. Keep watching the video until you can perform this part effortlessly.
  • Remember to keep it loose and gently pull it to show that it is around your neck. That gives the audience a misdirection you need.
  • Then cough a few times before pulling away from your body and as the knot loosens it looks like it has been pulled through your neck.

Once you have got the skill of tying the slip knot in a devious way and the spectator cannot see it, try it out in front of an audience.

Remember our motto. Practice, practice, practice until it becomes natural to you and use it whenever you can to keep it looking fresh.

It is a very simple trick to use on stage too if you wish to perform it on a platform.

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