We've moved to 3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102, Carrollton, TX 75007, Tel: 972-325-7232, Fax: 972-215-7333

knitting for children

Posted by: brendak (IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2009 05:03PM

I am knitting a scarf for a 5 year old girl, how many should I cast on and how long should I make it. She does not live nearby for me to try on her.

Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2009 06:42PM

I read somewhere that a scarf should be as long as the recipient's height. As for width, that depends on how cold it is where she will be wearing it. Here in California, where they are more of an accessory than a necessity, I've seen them as narrow as 2.5". They can be as wide as 6". I think another factor would be the heaviness of the yarn you're using. If it is a lightweight yarn, you can make them wider, as there will be some draping and doubling, which you won't get with a heavier yarn. Once you've decided on a width, use the gauge on the label to tell you how many stitches you need for it. Good luck!