I finished the knotted fringe Friday night; my Lady E took about 9-1/2 weeks from start to finish. I have to say, the completion of this project makes me feel like a True Knitter, not just someone who knits - and my beau no longer questions me lugging around my ever-present bright-red knitting bag.
Quick specs: 12 balls of Noro Silk Garden #86, size 10 needles (I have about 32 inches of yarn left after cutting a few extra fringes to use it up). I knit considerably more rows than the pattern called for to get to about 64-65" length, which after immersion cold-water blocking (NSG blocks wonderfully, by the way) relaxed to 72" inches. I also added an extra rectangle, so instead of casting on 56 stitches or seven 8-stitch blocks, I had eight 8-stitch blocks (I hate shawls that don't cover my bottom :). Also, I increased the fringe strip count to 60 to correspond to the extra rectangle.
It's pretty much already summer in SoCal right now (it was 80 degrees when I took the pic this morning), so I only have a few more evenings to wear it. Next up: Ene's Shawl!!!
Labels: Lady Eleanor