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11-02-2010, 11:36 AM
I am looking for are long scarf pattern that i it can go around my neck twice if any one has any suggestion it would be very helpful

11-02-2010, 11:57 AM
How about a Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf - http://zona.livejournal.com/2008/09/11/ Or just keep knitting a scarf until you get the lenght you want..
Another lengthwise scarf is to Calculate the scarf length like the scrappy and just knit (garter stitch) the width you want. I did one with cast on of 504 and it was 6 feet long.

Jan in CA
11-02-2010, 12:03 PM
Any scarf pattern will work. Just knit it as long as you want.

11-02-2010, 12:13 PM
i want to make a 10 feet scarf but this one pattern calls for a size 13 needle but i did not like the big holes it gave me so what other needle can i ues

Jan in CA
11-02-2010, 02:09 PM
You can use any size that creates a fabric you like. Go down to a 10 and see if that works better for you.

If you use a smaller needle it will make the scarf smaller (width and length), but since you want it very long you're just going to knit as long as you want. If it is too narrow for your taste you can add stitches. How many depends on the pattern repeat.

Do you have a link to the pattern?

11-02-2010, 02:10 PM
10 foot? That is really long.

The size of needles depends
- on the yarn (thickness) you use
- on the look you want to have.

Yarns can be knit with a variety of thicknesses of needle for one yarn. Bigger needles leave more holes, smaller make a more dense fabric.

you can, of course, technically always go bigger and bigger with the needles, but at some point it becomes hard (to impossible) to handle a yarn if the needles are very oversized.

you can, however not go infinitly small with needles, since at some point you will be unable to loop the yarn through your stitch, when the needles are tiny compared to the yarn.

So: between those extremes you can chose your needles in a size that gets you the desired "hole look" or "dense look" or anywhere in between.

The No. 13 may have been an attempt to make the scarf very quick and use very few stitches. (US no. 13 is metric 9mm, right?)
What yarn did you use? How thick is that?

11-02-2010, 06:01 PM
Try a size 10 or 11 if you don't like how it looks on a 13. You might want to add a few more sts, but since you plan on wearing it doubled, a thinner one might be better. Knit it as long as you want.

11-03-2010, 01:13 PM

11-03-2010, 01:51 PM
The wool they wrote the pattern for has 109 yards for 100 g. What is your yarn like?

By the way, the recommend needles from 10.5 to 13 for the yarn (not in the pattern, but with the yarn itself), so 13 is on the higher end of the usual recommendation for it.

I knit a cotton in simmilar weight / length ratio with 5 or 6 mm needles for a pullover, but that would be too tight for a scarf (also the thickness of the yarn may be less with my cotton)

11-04-2010, 01:24 PM
If you know crochet, crochet a chain as long as you want your scarf to be more or less, or else, cast on as many stitches as you need to get the desired length, and knit length-wise. (But beware that the stitches will spread out if knit, so best use a cable needle and cast on a bit less than you actually think you need...)

I have to wrap my scarves almost always twice, if not thrice (as Shakespeare would put it), but I have a preference for long scarves....


I have once realized a 10 feet scarf, but I had to wrap it around my neck 4-5 times....