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View Poll Results: How long do you think a scarf should be
50" or less 0 0%
50" to 60" 4 22.22%
60" to 70" 11 61.11%
70" or more 3 16.67%
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#1 of 9 Old 12-13-2007, 03:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm working on a reversible cabled scarf. Its 6" wide and quick thickly knit. I'm at 30" and wondering if I should go longer than 60".

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That is a dangerous question to ask me after the huge scarf I am making....but, I voted 60-70". Thats about the size of most of the ones I use. I like them to be big enough to wrap around my neck and then hang down a little bit.
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I think it depends on the recipient. A scarf is an accessory and should fit the person accordingly.Too long of a scarf on a shorter person looks, well too long, unless you wrap a couple times around the neck and then it looks like the scarf is trying to strangle you.


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I like 6' or longer for most adults. I like extra long scarves though and I make them at least 7' long.:
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My retail scarfs are about as long as I am tall, so that makes them about 60". : yes I'm short.

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I read somewhere (can't quite remember where) that a scarf should be as long as the person wearing it. Something about the way it would fit or something. I don't remember, I just remember that it made me never want to do a scarf. The one I am doing though I'm going to just go until I run out of yarn since I only have this one ball, that's all I can use.

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That is a dangerous question to ask me after the huge scarf I am making....but, I voted 60-70". Thats about the size of most of the ones I use. I like them to be big enough to wrap around my neck and then hang down a little bit.


No!
Don't ask her!!
She's making a 10+ footer scarf.


Anyhoo, I like 'em 60"-70" or so.:
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I've been making mine the height of the person wearing it. So for most adults it's 60+

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I like them to be shorter than me. So 50-60 inches.

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