Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

To Fringe or Not to Fringe?

I finished my Lady Eleanor! Here she is, in all her glory. Nevermind the odd background color - my photos were too dark so I attacked them with Photoshop. Lady E is actually a bit brighter in real life, but difficult to photograph...I am SO overjoyed with this scarf/wrap - it's by far my favorite thing that I've knit so far, and I'm already itching to make another (although does anyone need two of these? It's pretty distinctive...)
I used almost exactly 10 skeins of Noro Silk Garden, colorway 225, on size 9 needles. Post blocking, she is ~75 inches long and probably 15-18 (didn't measure) inches wide. Just about what I wanted, although I was limited in my blocking by only having a double bed and not wanting to involve the floor, so she could have been longer. Lady E took me about 2.5 months of pretty steady knitting, minus 2 weeks for the Knitting Olympics (gold medal for my first socks!).
So, I want to pose a question for all the experienced Lady E knitters and Scarf Style gurus, and that is: Should I add fringe? I have another skein of yarn, but I'm really torn about it. I love the look of the lacy fringe (like in the book), and I loved the Lady E with the beaded fringe that was posted a few weeks ago, and the tassel-type fringe is lovely as well, but I'm not sure I'm a fringe person. What do you all think? Any comments/suggestions will be most appreciated!

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9 Comments:

  • At 2:57 AM, Blogger Cristina said…

    you look like katie holmes!

    elanore looks fabulous...i love the colorway...

     
  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Stacey said…

    I say fringe it! I think it adds that little something else....

     
  • At 8:58 AM, Blogger barbie said…

    definitely fringe!

     
  • At 9:57 AM, Blogger gretchen said…

    That is gorgeous - and I vote for fringe!

     
  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger Carolyn said…

    Beautiful job! I say enjoy it as it is for awhile, then fringe it later to add new life! It's really gorgeous!

     
  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Hillary said…

    I love it!

    I'm not a huge fringe person, but that is just me.

    You are giving me the inspiration to do an Eleanor for myself!!!

     
  • At 7:27 PM, Blogger mikal said…

    I vote for the fringe! You did a beautiful job and that would be ther crowning glory. You go girl!

     
  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger bibliocat said…

    I'm with Carolym -- enjoy it without fringe; you can always add it for a new look. Depending on how you wear it, fringe would just get in the way. No rules, remember?

     
  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Ana said…

    Wow that scarf is SO pretty! Certainly something I'd love to wear. I vote for no fringe, I think fringe is for a very simple scarf, to add an interesting feature; but this scarf has too mcuh personality for a fringe: it doesn't need it IMO.

     

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