mmm, warmness.

Finally, with pictures!

Lady Eleanor
Pattern: from Scarf Style
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, colour 201, 10 balls
Needles: Denise US6

Yum yum. I finished Lady E last week and have worn it every day since (well, the days I’ve gone out). I was worried it would be too bulky to wear as a scarf, but it’s been fine – nice and warm! Easy and fast knitting; I knit backwards in both tiers! That was kind of fun.

I decided to go with the fringe in the book, but modified it a bit – instead of just folding the lengths in half, I folded them in half twice before attaching. This left 1/2 the length of tail that they called for, and I only did 3 rows of knots. This way I get a more substantial fringe (I found the one in the book to look a little scraggly) and shorter so it’s less likely to catch on things!

More photos!

I just love the big dramaticness of it all. I’m glad I went with a more subdued colour; I don’t think I could pull off one of those really bright colourways!



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39 responses to “mmm, warmness.”

  1. Margaret Avatar

    That looks amazing!

  2. grumperina Avatar

    Luxuriously fabulous!!! Now that’s a scarf!!!

  3. Amy Avatar

    That turned out beautifully! I totally agree that the subdued colors were the way to go…especially for such a large scarf. Great job.

  4. Susan Avatar

    That’s absolutely gorgeous and super-flattering on you!

  5. Ruth Avatar

    Lovely! I’m not sure I could commit to 10 balls of anything for a scarf, but this definitely looks worth it!

  6. gleek Avatar

    it looks gorgeous AND warm! great combination :)

  7. Jill Avatar

    It is fantastic. I love the more subdued colours. I’ll have to take a picture of the one I’m working on and send it to you.

  8. Kim Avatar

    It’s gorgeous and so cozy-looking. Yum!

  9. knotingale Avatar

    That is so lovely! One of my favorite scarves is actually big enough to be a wrap. It’s the warmest thing, wrapping a huge scarf around your neck and all down your chest.
    I do love Lady Eleanor–did you knit it more tightly, or does the pattern call for size 6 needles? (Sorry, I don’t have my copy of Scarf Style with me.)

  10. Moni Avatar

    it’s absolutely beautiful! The fringe is lovely! And I love that colorway.

  11. nicole Avatar

    LOVE IT! I can’t wait to make one of my own.

  12. michael Avatar

    Absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to learn how to do entrelac.

  13. mary Avatar

    beautiful. I only wish that I had that much talent. I love your website and your enthusasium of knitting and life in general. I can’t say enough of the scarf. The first time I saw a pic of the scarf I was like I want to do that!!

  14. Cheryl Avatar

    I love it! What great colors for you!

  15. Wanda Avatar

    Just gorgeous! I love the scarf, the color looks good on you. and that last picture says it all, just how much you love it!

  16. Ana Avatar

    Ohh, so lovely!!! Beautiful work!

  17. StacyZ Avatar

    Now that is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! Love everything about it.

    Thank you again for your patterns. My mom is knitting your top down cardigan her first sweater after 20 year break from knitting. She is loving it!

  18. Alison Avatar

    Oh, that is just gorgeous. I’m wishing I had picked that colorway. I think I am about 75% of the way through mine and I am definitely copycatting you on the fringe. I like the look of yours better.

  19. Aara Avatar

    I just have to add my voice to the chorus of praise. The scarf is beautiful and it suits you perfectly. You make each other lovely.

  20. Laura Avatar

    You look warm -and- stylish! Way to go.

  21. kelly Avatar

    wow! nice job. I love your color choice.

  22. ami Avatar

    It turned out beautiful and oh so wearable- I wear mine all the time too.

  23. Bee Avatar

    Lovely! Absolutely lovely!

  24. Sophie Avatar

    You know, a lot of folks do Lady E out of Noro, but I wasn’t sure what I thought of the combo of pattern and yarn — until you did yours. It really does look wonderful. Yet again, you make me add to my list of to-knits (she said, sitting on a mountain of yarn).

  25. hpny knits Avatar

    gorgeous! and i love the colors!

  26. lisa Avatar

    Wow Laura – it is beautiful. You are such an amazing knitter.

  27. Emily Avatar

    Beautiful!! the colors are perfect on you!

  28. Amy B Avatar
    Amy B

    Absolutely stunning! You do fantastic work!

  29. not an artist Avatar

    Gorgeous! I love the fringe detail too.

    Thermal is pretty sexy too :)

  30. Anna Avatar

    Beautiful! Perfect timing, hey? It’s been colllllllllllllld out these days.

  31. Sheila Avatar

    Your Lady Eleanor is wonderful! I love the fringe done your way. I love entrelac. It is so much fun to knit.

  32. Julia Avatar

    Oh my gosh it’s gorgeous! So flattering.

  33. frecklegirl jess Avatar

    Gorgeous! I love it- so elegant…

    Colors are awesome.

  34. Kim Avatar

    I love it! I am planning on doing the same project and will try to do your mods – I’m a short person (5’2″) and I think the shorter fringe is much better.

  35. dennymcmillan Avatar

    ….and you totally could do a bright colour way.But that is lovely.And I know it goes with your winter coat.

  36. Dr. Steph Avatar

    OMG it’s beautiful. This one is on my to-do list!

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