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Old 01-05-2007, 01:45 AM   #11
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A length from wrist to wrist works well for me. Or at least with both ends at my waist when it's hanging straight down and not wrapped around my neck.

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Old 01-05-2007, 07:40 AM   #12
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I made my boss a scarf for Christmas. My brother thought it was very short but my boss loved it, it went round his neck, crossed over like a cravat and still had dangly bits to spare!

keep going Mason =D not far to go
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:17 AM   #13
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Longer is always better
I amde a family scarf for a friend of mine
its long enough for him to loop it around each of his 3 kids and himself

it is 15' long
and looks GREAT

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #14
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Thanks. I got several inches done before turning in last night and my work was looking much more even than it had previously so I guess I'm improving bit by bit. And I only had to tink a couple of stitches as I went.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:38 AM   #15
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I actually like a shorter scarf. Preferably with a keyhole to pull one end through. I hate extra bulk while I am driving and seriously hate extra "stuff" while I am shopping. Every store and mall should have a coat check.

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Old 01-05-2007, 11:00 AM   #16
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Just what is wrong with looping it and pulling the ends through? Very European, I think. (Allright, so it's my personal preference as well...)

Actually, I don't like to tuck it into my coat, so it's a great way to keep your scarf on your neck on very windy days (I live in Michigan, so we have many...).

I like my scarves to be about 60" long. The nice thing about scarves is, when it looks done, it usually is. I have a very "Star Wars" approach to knitting. Just feel the force. The scarf will tell you when it's done.

Jeepers...I am a huge dork, eh?

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Old 01-05-2007, 11:10 AM   #17
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Nothing's wrong with it, I just don't like it. It doesn't feel as warm to me.

I went to school in Boston. Verrrray windy. I experimented, and decided wrapping it around my neck/chin as many times as possible was the way for me.
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:54 PM   #18
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I made a scarf once (hand sewn, not knitted, this was a pre-knitting scarf) and it's about 72" long, and 24" wide. That way, I can wear it as a scarf, wrapping it once around my neck, or wear it as a shawl for when it's chilly but not cold enough for a coat, or wear it over my head to keep my ears warm when it's windy.

It's also bright red, and since I almost always wear black, it makes a striking statement. I almost always get comments on it. I bought two yards of fabric and hand-sewed the edges together during a lecture class.
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:12 PM   #19
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Only 29 inches to go
I'm a new knitter, too. Don't get too anxious to finish your scarf and make it too short like I did.
I think the climate should dictate the length, as several have indicated. If it's a warmer climate (like Texas) - she won't want to wrap it around her neck. If it's someplace cold she might want to wrap it twice.
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She lives in Florida LOL

She's cold natured and even in Florida she gets cold in the Winter.
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