Help modifying scarf pattern for child?

I want to make this scarf:

I want to make it for my 5 1/2 year old. I’m planning on using Debbie bliss alpaca silk.

Aside from shortening the length, are there other modifications that I should do? Should I modify the needle size? I know it won’t matter much because it’s a scarf, but would prefer to start off on the right foot.


I wouldn’t think other changes are needed other than maybe narrower. If it’s for warmth that 5" might be nice though.

The alpaca silk aran and not the alpaca silk DK, is that right?

Thank you!

@salmonmac, It just says Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk…It doesn’t say DK or Aran on the package. And I am not sure of the difference.

OK, best thing is just to give it a try and see if you like the knit fabric. Maybe the manufacturer has changed to one or the other weight.
Enjoy knitting it!

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If it does come out a bit big you can always button it together to make a cowl?

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