Here's a Lady Eleanor Shawl in all her glory. I used nearly 6 full skeins of Rowan Tapestry (Antique colorway) on US #10 needles. I actually finished the knitting and blocking parts a couple weeks ago, but only recently got around to knotting the fringe.
When reading the directions for completing the fringe, I had to look up "overhand knot" because I had no idea how to tie one. There I was thinking that I was going to learn how to tie a complicated new decorative knot, only to find that "overhand knot" is just a fancy name for a plain vanilla knot. Drat. But I did learn a new knitting skill for this project...how to knit backwards. For entrelac work, you have to pick up stitches and knit one square at a time, so a lot of turning is involved. Knitting backwards can save you the trouble of all that flipping (which becomes more and more of a chore as Eleanor grows). I know I definitely saved a lot of time by knitting backwards instead of knitting and turning, then purling and turning (again) every couple of stitches.
Lady Eleanor looks just as good from the back as she does from the front. In the Scarf Style book, it's suggested that Eleanor can be worn backside-out for a more rustic look. Cool. I like reversible/double-sided things...less thinking involved when I dress myself.
I'm not so good at draping shawls over myself in a way that even comes close to looking attractive, so I've been doubling the shawl up and wearing it as a scarf (kind of like how it's pictured on the book page in the photo above). It's extra-warm, like having two scarves for the price of one. Perfect for the frigid weather that suddenly decided to rear its ugly head.