Concerning its tying properties, I had the honour (well, to be frank, more dishonour 😀 ) to break in this particular wrap; however, it was truly a piece of cake! Even after the first laundering it was already quite soft and amiable, and after wearing it a couple of times it has become the real woolen cuddly sweetheart. To be honest, the tying is not that easy. Mainly at first when it is brand new – it could be a bit tough especially for beginners because the wrap is a bit more slippery than I would like and consider ideal. However, this is a property of quite a lot of wraps that contain such an amount of merino, so I do not want to be too harsh on Makia. 😉 Otherwise, I had no problems tightening it and it held fine in the carry in two knots or an M-size ring. It felt very pleasant on my shoulders, with the merino being slightly elastic and we enjoyed wearing it with Emilka every time. And it does not bite! Hallelujah, a merino wrap that does not bite!!! Moreover, thanks to its relatively dense twill it seems not prone to pulls, which is a big plus, mainly in case of a woolen wrap.
So, if you are looking for an elegant woolen piece for winter, Makia Ivory would be a great choice!