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October 18th, 2011 at 00:01 am

TIPLET – Scarf Length

One of the often asked questions is how long to make a scarf.

One answer is “until you run out of yarn” but that is not really helpful
If you know the adult who will be receiving the scarf, then either a scarf as long as they are tall for a scarf that will generally fall about 1/2 way between waist and neck

Keep in mind that I personally like long scarves (sharing the lover of long flowing scarves with Isadore Duncan) – I prefer to use height plus 18in ( 45cm) for a scarf that falls at the waist or slightly longer.

I also find this works well for children, giving adequate length to tie the scarf and a bit of length for use as they grow taller.

If you don’t know the details of the recipient (as often happens with charity projects) I suggest 72in-180cm – may not fall to the waist but should be long enough to go around the neck at least once and still fill in the neck of a coat or jacket.

For a Fashion scarf, 45in/110cm would be a minimum, but I think at least 48in/122cm is better

If you plan to use the currently trendy noose style, then you may want to make your scarf at least 60in-150cm.

Last but not least, remember, a shawl is really just wide scarf although I think the minimum for an adult should be at least 60in/150cm.

I use these lengths for all techniques – Crochet, Knit or Handwoven.

Enjoy The Making




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