How To Add A Fringe Edge To Knitting

November 3rd, 2014

In my last post I showed off a winter set, the shawl had a lovely fringe on it (or tassels as some might say)

Many moons ago I used to find it tedious to sit and add all the fringing to a shawl (or other item) sitting for so long with each piece, attaching one by one, never ending…

Now I find that taking the time to sit down and add the fringing to a shawl is really relaxing, it can take quite a while to attach all the individual strands, some times over 300 of them! But I find it is a good time to reflect on things and get that warm fuzzy calm feeling.

This is how I add a fringe to an item.

To quickly make strands of yarn – wrap yarn around a book or thick ruler lots of times then cut each end (top and bottom)

Insert crochet hook through edge, in this case it is the cast off edge (like when picking up stitches)

attach tassel or fringe to knitting, crochet, shawl

Take one piece of cut yarn and ‘grab’ with your hook

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Pull yarn trough work, but NOT all the way, this makes a loop

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With hook in loop – pull the two yarn ends trough loop,

do this by wrapping BOTH tassels around hook and pulling trough loop

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pull all the way through to make a secure knot

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keep repeating this until you have a lovely fringe to edge your work

I am so glad I now enjoy doing this, it is something I actually look forward to sitting down and doing!

And I find myself thinking if I could choose between adding fringing to finish an item, or sewing an item together…maybe a blanket, fringing would win every time!

by Juniper Askew

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