Remember that time I went pom pom crazy? This was much less strange.
Here we go! Here are some ways to make fringe and tassles that I found on Pinterest. Did I succeed? Did I fail spectacularly? Let's find out!
1. Your basic pull-through yarn fringe
This is essentially the technique I used for my fringed shawl, although they show multiple strands being pulled through each spot, and I only did a single strand in each spot (and the spots are very close together). This gives a nice, even layer of fringe without too much weight or too many gaps.
Ok, looking good! This is the simplest, most straightforward way of applying yarn fringe to something knitted or crocheted. Time to take things to another level...
2. Fancy knotted fringe
This one takes the strands a step further-- we're going to knot the fringe in a way that hopefully looks nice and finished and not like something that got caught in a vacuum cleaner.
|Eep I'm tying knots in my precious shawl!|
I really like how this turned out! I just worked the knots over the center point of the shawl for the photos. While I am not going to tie the entire shawl (at least today), I really like this technique! It's simple, looks fancy, and is a fun way to kick the fringe up a notch.
4. Fringe-as-you-Garter Stitch
|It needs a trim when finished, but you get the idea.|
This is my favorite technique for fringe when you're just plain knitting-- making a length-wise scarf and leaving some yarn on each end of each row to create fringe. I knot the yarn as I go (the technique mentions just pulling it tight) to make sure things are secure.
Best thing ever for scrap knitting!
My fringe exploration is far from over, but that will have to do for now. I really want to try the knotted fringe again, and would recommend it to those playing along at home. It was surprisingly fun and pretty quick.
More Holla Knits blog tour to come! Check out the schedule below for posts and prizes!
: Ruby Submarine - fringe tutorial
: Handmade by Stefanie - pattern and yarn giveaway
: Doog Knits - kit giveaway
: Canary Knits - issue giveaway
: Laura Reinbach - pattern giveaway
: Gynx Yarns Podcast - pattern and yarn giveaway
: Ruby Submarine - issue giveaway
: Rock and Purl - giveaway
: Handmade by Stefanie - Take 5
June 9: Hands Occupied - issue giveaway