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Old 10-18-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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can a scarf be too long?
I've been enjoying knitting with these colours, and thought I would like to finish the balls with this one, looooong, scarf. It IS narrow, and thin acrylic, so I think it needs some length for bulk. Plus, I really like doing this pattern, helps with concentration, and to avoid alzheimers, hehe.

But is it possible I might make it too long if I continue to finish up those two balls? It might end up to be 9 feet long.

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Old 10-18-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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If it's not that wide, it can be doubled and the ends draw through the loop. And who are you knittig it for?
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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Do you like that length? Then it's not too long.

Have fun, it's just knitting. Neurosurgery has to be more accurate.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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IMO they can be too long. If it's made out of very thin yarn then it could wrapped a few more times I suppose. At it really comes down to who it's for. A tall man might like it longer, but a shorter woman may not like it that long or not like having that much bulk around her neck. So...?

It's pretty though! It doesn't look all that long yet and if that is all the yarn you have I don't think you'll have a problem.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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My scarves tend to be very long, I made one who was 13 feet long, a bit too long.
Otherwise they tend to be from 6 feet up. I wouldn't worry too much about the length, as long as the person the scarf is for doesn't mind.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:53 AM   #6
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If it is a good length now, would there be enough of the two yarns left to make mittens or a headband to match?
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:06 AM   #7
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Lovely pattern n nice color...the length depend on u ....thnks for sharing
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:54 PM   #8
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Love your scarf Woodi!!!

I made a scarf last year. I think it ended up being about 12' long. I thought when I finished it, the length was fine. Until I tried to wear it. (Remember that it will prabably stretch) I ended up shortening it to about 8'. I took the ectra bit of length and made a mini scarf for my DD.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:12 PM   #9
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I think so. But most folks error on the side of "too short"!

You can always get creative with a lonnnng scarf...but a short scarf? Well, yer just doggone stuck!
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Naaaah, with a short one you can take out the BO and add a few inches. Unless you ran out of yarn...
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