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Old 11-20-2005, 01:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The one I'm making seems so very big. What is the usual width for an adult's scarf??

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When I wove them, 6-8 inches wide, about 45 to 50 in long I think. With lightweight yarn or very big gauge knitting, I would think up to 14" wide.

I have made them as narrow as 4", with Koigu merino for a decorative scarf. but it did not drape quite right, so I would do it wider and looser next time.

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And the 6-8 inch ones were warm enough? (This is my 1st cold winter)

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My favorite scarf is my quit smoking. I replaced cigs with knitting needles. Anyway it's about 6 feet long and a foot wide. I LOVE it. I can wrap my head and I still have enough scarf to stick in my pockets to help keep my hands warm.

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Most of my scarves are about 9-10" wide.
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Ok, well 1st try was close to 20" wide. Unraveled it and started over. That one was 14" wide, and that's when I posted this. Unraveled that one too, and now I'm sticking with this one, which (so far) is about 8" wide. If I keep unraveling them, I won't have a scarf 'till summer!!

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Red face Help?

Do you think that a 3 1/2 wide scarf would be okay? I live in florida so it's not too cold in the winter and this is my first knitting piece.
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