Scarf Length ??

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I'm knitting a scarf for a 6 foot 6 inch man... how long should it be?
When knitting a scarf for myself, I knit it from floor to shoulder length ..
I won't be able to measure that on the person that I'm knitting it for.
Thanks,



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I would assume an 18 inch neck and then you would probably want about
8 - 12 inches on each end to hang down or tie or whatever.  So, I
would think 34 - 42 inches or so would probably be good enough.

Regards,

Rick Boesen
Olviet, Michigan
www.FiberArtFest.com
www.QuesoCabezaFarm.com

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+I'm knitting a scarf for a 6 foot 6 inch man... how long should it be?
+When knitting a scarf for myself, I knit it from floor to shoulder length .. I
won't be able to measure that on the person that I'm knitting it for.
+Thanks,
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Woolstitcher. . .

Welllllllllll.... first of all, do you feel that your measurment system for
yourself is a good scarf lenghth?  Then, if so, what is YOUR height, and what is
YOUR measuring from shoulder to floor?
Should be pretty easy to do a bit of math and figure the same ratio for 6 foot
6, yes?
Personally, I always make scarves that are meant to be long a foot longer than
the person I'm knitting for, so at 5 foot 5, I make them 6 foot 5 for ME.
At DH's height of 6 foot 2, his scarf is 7 foot 2.
HTH,
Noreen

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Thank you Noreen i never stopped to think about this measure method
for scarves ...
mirjam

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+Thank you Noreen i never stopped to think about this measure method
+for scarves ...
+mirjam

Hi, Mirjam!
Just sneaking in from sabbatical to say that my measure method is only if you
want a LONG scarf for the wearer...
HUGS,
Noreen



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No, that's why I asked.  I didn't know if there was a "standard" measurment
or size = to height.




Then, if so, what is YOUR height, and what is YOUR measuring from shoulder
to floor?
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One rule-of-thumb is to make it as long as the person is tall. Or as
long as it is from fingertip to fingertip with arms outstretched.
These are supposedly the same lengths. So, I would make it 6 feet 6
inches long. Of course, that's if you want a long scarf that can be
wrapped around the neck at least once. If you're going for more of a
short, tuck-it-in kind of scarf, you'll want to go shorter.

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