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Scarf preferences poll [take two]

I am knitting a scarf as a gift for a man. No, not hubby.
Its public Ravelry project is here and it uses this free pattern.

I know people prefer different lengths of scarf and so I thought I'd ask you all, using a poll, "What lengths of scarf do people like/prefer in a winter scarf?"

Poll #1659282 What are the ideal winter neck-scarf dimensions, in your opinion?

I think that a scarf should not be longer than this length (in/cm):

In my opinion a scarf is too short if it is shorter than this length (in/cm):

I identify and usually dress as (apologies for over simplification):

Other (or prefer not to say - yes, I know, these choices are not ideal)

Tickybox! Please add any more information/opinions in the comments.




( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 21st, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Is this scarf for a time-travelling doctor by any chance? If so, it needs to be at least 12-feet long ;)
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Well, as far as I am led to believe there is no timelord in our families genetics but mum may not have told us everything… ;-p
Dec. 21st, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
To me, the key in a good scarf is in the width of the scarf. It needs to be wide enough to give full coverage, but not so wide as to be bulky. Then again, that all depends on the material it's made from.

I guess this wasn't a very helpful comment, was it? Nor were my answers above. I didn't give specific lengths, but based it upon the side of the person wearing the scarf.
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
Interestingly, someone replied to me on Twitter to say that it is usual to make the scarf as long as the wearer is tall. I think it may depend upon how you wrap/tie/wear the scarf. I am finding this whole topic strangely fascinating. Maybe I should just get on with knitting the d@mn thing! ;-p
Jan. 6th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
It depends on how your chap wants to wear his scarf. There are at least four ways. First, just covering the back of the neck, hanging down at the front. Second, doubled back on itself with the free ends passed through the loop so that the whole neck is covered. Third, wound around the neck with both ends hanging down at the front. Fourth, wound aroudn the neck with one end hanging down at the front and one at the back. How long to make the scarf is a function of that and the wearer's height.

In my case, I like to wrap a scarf around my neck and hang both ends down at the front. Consequently my ideal scarf would be at least 7 feet long - two feet for it to wrap loosely around my neck (I wear shirts with a 19" collar), and two and a half feet of dangle for each end, so it comes down to just above my waist. The maximum length would be about 10 feet, because i don't want it hanging down so far that it gets mud on it.
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