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addey411
02-13-2010, 12:48 AM
hey, if you have any tips on how to make a scarf im open for em
Example: what length is nicest and easiest or what size yarn and needles to use cause with that im stumped:woohoo:

Slim
02-13-2010, 08:34 AM
I like worsted weight yarn for scarves, with size 7 or 8 needles. Something nice and soft against the skin. And I like my scarves long -- 6 feet or so and about 5-6 inches wide. It's really a matter of personal preference, though. Scarves come in all shapes and sizes.

OffJumpsJack
02-13-2010, 10:20 AM
I like my scarves long -- 6 feet or so and about 5-6 inches wide. It's really a matter of personal preference, though. Scarves come in all shapes and sizes.

Slim, I would guess that you are taller than average. Are you near 6 feet tall?

Addy, Did you know that the human body has some divine proportions? One's arm span is about the same as one's height. A scarf that is as tall as the one wearing it will fall to about finger tip length when draped around one's neck. A hand width is about equal to the length of one's neck. I like a width that is about the width of my hand (about 5 inches).

A long scarf can be folded in half by length to make it double thick and warm. If the scarf is as long as the person is tall then the half length is just enough to wrap around one's neck with a hand length to pull through the loop made by the fold.

I once lived in the snowy, northwest corner of Pennsylvania, USA, I know scarves pretty well. :)

And we again have about 5 inches of snow on the ground here in North Carolina. Nice scarf weather.

addey411
02-13-2010, 12:52 PM
thanks for the info itll really help

Woodi
02-13-2010, 03:38 PM
I have been knitting a lot of scarves lately! Some longer, some shorter. I really like the short ones to give my neck just a bit of warmth in the really cold weather - indoors! (can you believe it?). We heat by woodstove only, so the house temps vary from nice and cozy to downright cold sometimes. I like to drape a short scarf around my neck when I'm feeling chilly, but it's not really cold enough to throw another log on.

I also like to give the short ones as gifts to e-friends on forums, or friends far away, who don't live in the north like I do. I call these "HUGS". It's fun to mail a hug to someone who is not too happy about wintry weather.

The short ones are about 40 inches long, width 5 to 8 inches (your choice).

I posted a pic of one of them here: http://knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81505&highlight=yarn+harlot+scarf

I especially like the Yarn Harlot's pattern....cast on 26 stitches, and it's just k3p1 ....but the third knit stitch is knit into the back of the stitch. This makes an interesting 'track'.