I ended up knitting this belt in the round, left a long enough loop of yarn, and cut it right down the middle for the fringe on the ends. Then just tied those loose ends off. :)
It worked up awesome with a Lucky Lamb dark blue and Treasure Island in worsted weight.
My sweet sister then sewed a ribbon backing on it leaving about 15" on each side for tying room.
The belt measures about 64" long minus the fringe.
It was just what i needed to funky up some of my summer wardrobe. :)