View Full Version : Scarf Length

11-30-2007, 12:51 PM
Question for you all:

How long of a scarf would you make for someone who is 5'3"?

I usually make my scarves 5' long (and all receivers have been 5'8" and up). Wondering if this would be too long for my friend....don't want to smother her in yarn! :eyes:


11-30-2007, 12:55 PM
It might depend on how you've seen her wear other scarves. I'm 5'6" and I like really long scarves that can be wrapped one or two times, but she might prefer the kind that just tuck into your coat. I think, though, that people like having scarves of different lengths, so whatever you make will probably be fine. But maybe in this case, 4 1/2 would be better than 5?

11-30-2007, 01:07 PM
I think it depends on the scarf. Is it a sheer lacy scarf or one of those heavy double knit tubes? How does your friend like to wear her scarves, over a sweater or under the collar of her coat? Will she be wearing it with a sporty jacket or with a long coat? Does she wrap her scarves or fold them in half and tuck it through? I'm no help at all....... sorry.

11-30-2007, 01:12 PM
It isn't a very thick scarf...Scruncable pattern (on Ravelry) made with Red Heart Soft Yarn. Mostly she wears it under a coat and not wrapped around her neck multiple times.

I am thinking 4.5 feet would probably work ok for this.

11-30-2007, 02:10 PM
I tend to agree, I love the 'scrunchable scarf'. I'm 5'4" and I just measured my favourite scarf, it's 60" long, or 66" if you add the fringes. Hope that helps. It's also 6" wide.

11-30-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm 5'2" and make most winter-wear warm scarves all about the same length - somewhere between floor-to-chin and floor-to-nose on me. I honestly have no idea how long that is, but the scarves work for me, and my dad (5'11") also likes them that length.

11-30-2007, 04:11 PM
I think it should be at least twice as long as the person is tall. They aren't likely to lose it that way. :mrgreen:

11-30-2007, 04:38 PM
I remember hearing on Knitty Gritty that you should make it as long as the person is tall so that they can wrap it around.

11-30-2007, 04:45 PM
I remember hearing on Knitty Gritty that you should make it as long as the person is tall so that they can wrap it around.

I had not heard that!


11-30-2007, 07:53 PM
If I had to make all mine twice as long as the person is tall, I'd be knitting forever! Most of my nephews, in-laws, and one of my children are between 6' 0" and 6' 6". I sure don't want to knit a 13' long scarf!

11-30-2007, 09:45 PM
I'm 5"2" tall and I make my scarves 5'. Also I have a friend that is 5' and I made her a scarf that was 5' long. I asked her if it was ok she said it was perfect length.