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« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2006 07:57:18 PM »

Thank you, everyone, for your kind replies. I gave it to my mother tonight and she loved it!  Grin

How many triangles did you cast on for at the beginning?
How wide did it end up being?
How many balls of yarn did you end up using?

Hmmm lemme think ... I think it was 7 or 8 triangles in the beginning? I followed the directions exactly for it so however many the pattern requires (I want to say it's 8 but I'm a flake like that XD). It ended up being about 12" wide, give or take an inch, and I think I ended up using 7 balls of yarn, total. I made it a little shorter than was required though because my mom is petite. Smiley
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« Reply #131 on: December 08, 2006 07:25:49 AM »

Awesome, Nymeria, thanks for sharing the details. I plan to make mine a bit wider so as to be more wrap- and less scarf-like, so it's helpful to have someone else's stats to draw from.  Smiley
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« Reply #132 on: December 08, 2006 09:29:41 AM »

Keep in mind that I used a smaller gauge yarn and needles than the original pattern requires. From what I've seen of others if you use size 10 and the correct weight of yarn it turns out pretty darn wide. I'll actually get to find out first hand here pretty soon, I think I'm going to make one for myself like the book requires. Cheesy
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« Reply #133 on: December 08, 2006 11:51:11 AM »

Ya I think mine is about 18" wide and I only did 5 triangles on size 8s
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« Reply #134 on: December 08, 2006 03:17:45 PM »

My "baby eleanor" scarf is 4 squares and one corner piece on each row, with 6 stitches in each square, on US 9s, and it is 9" wide unblocked. Looks like 10.5-11" blocked, probably. So yeah, the real Lady Eleanor is basically a blanket. Smiley
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« Reply #135 on: December 08, 2006 08:40:50 PM »

Yeah, holy cow I cast on and got through the first row of triangles with the pattern weight yarn and size 10 needles and frogged it, lol. It's VERY wide. I could see how some would like it but really I'm looking for more of a scarf thing for mine so I cast on enough to make 4 triangles. Cheesy
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« Reply #136 on: December 09, 2006 07:37:04 PM »

Quick question to everyone thats finished so far. I'm about 5 1/4 balls in and so far my length is slightly over 40".  I was hoping to make this project in 8 balls. My question is do you think that this could be worn as a stole comfortably at about 70" without any fringe? I'm just kind of skeptical because I don't want to have to buy this yarn online Sad
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« Reply #137 on: December 09, 2006 08:01:21 PM »

I think the fringe is a matter of taste. To be honest when I make mine I'm either going to make much shorter fringe or leave it off. When I was trying my mom's for the pictures and to test for the length the fringe got caught on stuff and kinda bugged me, but that could just be me. Smiley
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« Reply #138 on: December 09, 2006 08:04:45 PM »

Well the fact that I did the pointed ends makes the netted fringe impossible/difficult.  The only real option for fringe is some huge tassels which I think would prob look pretty ugmo, plus I just like the points.  My whole thing is Im just scared it won't be long enough to drape well Sad but I'll just keep on chuggin along and sees what happens.
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« Reply #139 on: December 09, 2006 09:35:36 PM »

Everyone's Lady Es look great!

I just got my order of Paton's SWS to start this.  I might give it a shot tomorrow.

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