Knitting Help – Adding Fringe

Knitting Help – Adding Fringe

We’re going to talk a little bit about adding
fringe to scarves, or anything else. And when I say “fringe” I mean these little
yarn ends here on the bottom of this scarf. I’m only about half way finished, so I’m
going to demonstrate how to work this now. Let’s take a look. In case you’re interested, this scarf is
called the One Row Scarf Pattern by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, she’s also known as The Yarn
Harlot. This is a free pattern that’s a really nice
way to show off a pretty yarn. Because it’s simple, so that the beauty
of the yarn really shows through. And the yarn that I’m using is Malabrigo
Worsted, 100% wool, colorway Déjà vu. Okay. So first up, I need to cut these fringes,
and I have a six strand fringe going here, which means I’m going to cut three and double
it over. And it’s nice to have a piece of cardboard
the length you want it, or my little ruler here that has a needle gauge in it. I make almost all of my fringe this long and
trim it, because this thing is just so handy. I’m going to wrap once, twice, whoops. Three
times. And then break the yarn and cut this end. So now I have three strands that are ready
to go. I’m going to fold them over and that’s
going to give me the six strands. Let’s get back to the scarf here. You don’t have to know how to crochet to
do this, but it’s helpful to have a crochet hook for this. And we’re just going to use this as a tool,
without really crocheting with it. And I’m going to come in – I think the
fringe looks good here at the end of the knit through the back loop stitches. So I’m going to come from the back to the
front here, right at that spot. And you don’t – you can go from front
to back, as long as you’re consistent across the row. I’ve been going from back to front. So I fold these over, get them as even as
possible, get that on the hook, and pull it through. Okay, now I can take the hook away. I’ll open up that loop big enough for my
fingers, grab those other ends, and try to keep it kind of straight and pull that through. Tighten it up, and be careful here because
this is decorative. I think when I was a kid, I learned that this
knot is called a “lark’s head” in macramé. [laughs] I could be mis-remembering. Well, now I have my fringe like this, and
to make it match up, take a bigger pair of scissors and get that to match up. And I’ll probably go across and like trim
the bangs all the way across to make sure they’re all neat once I have the whole thing
done. And this is how it looks from the front, it’s
almost the same. You see, this scarf is entirely reversible,
it’s awesome. It’s almost the same from the back, but
you can tell the back from the front. That’s why I say be consistent across the
row. That’s it. How to add fringe! [music]

82 thoughts on “Knitting Help – Adding Fringe

  1. Yes – I give the details of the yarn in the video, and even show the tag that was attached to the yarn. It is Malabrigo Worsted, in colorway Deja Vu.

  2. Oh wow. Don't know how I missed that! With my aweful memory I probably did see it and by the end of the video had forgotten LOL. Thanks.

  3. I saw a glove that was knitted horizontal, sideways from pinky to the thumb, not from the cuff to the tip of the fingers. Could you show how to do that.

  4. Thank you for the suggestion – I'm always looking for ideas for new tutorials. I'll look into that! 🙂

  5. love the scarf — what size needle did you use? The same as the pattern suggests?
    Always love your videos! keep producing them! thank you again!

  6. I'm not sure what size needles I used in the scarf – probably size 7, since I love my size 7 needles. 🙂

  7. There is a direct link to the scarf in the video description field, just below the video. If you can't see it, click "Show More" and you'll see it.

  8. Do you have a pattern/ video for the green scarf you are wearing in this video? I have seen it on your stand in another video and I just love it.

  9. Yes – I've just added a link to that scarf, called Hitchhiker, in the video description field, just below the video. 🙂

  10. This video was soo helpful! I'm new to knitting and I know the basic stitch and the purl but i've never added fringe! Your video was the first one I saw and I love how its turned out!

  11. I just started knitting and I'm working on my first scarf. It's very relaxing but I get a bit discouraged at times because it seems so overwhelming learning the different stitches. Thank you for your channel it's wonderful ^^

  12. Melissa – sorry, I'm strictly a hand knitter. I'm sure there is info out there on converting hand knit patterns to loom and machine knitting.

  13. The link to the pattern for the scarf is in the video description field, just below the video. I always list out the things you see in the video there.

  14. Last year I did this pattern and added the fringe and gave it to a friend of mine for Christmas! She absolutely loved it! Great tutorial for adding fringe!

  15. What was that thing you were using to measure with? It has circle holes of all sizes on it so what else does it measure, and where can I get one?

  16. I made this a while ago, but I believe I used 200 grams (2 hanks) of the Malabrigo yarn I used to make the scarf I used in the demonstration.

  17. Thanks for this tutorial – it really helped!  I have linked to it on my blog with credit to you – I hope that is ok!  The tassels set off the crocheted Narnia and Magic Midnight scarves just as I hoped they would.

  18. So helpful and simple –  thank you!  I know you made this some time ago but was wondering if you remember how many balls of the Malabrigo yarn you used for this scarf please?  Again, many thanks.

  19. This is a great video but my pattern calls for 'single strand fringe." Errr…. how does one apply single strand? I imagine you don't just tie a knot, right? Those tend to come undone (in my past experience…)

  20. I 've began knitting like 2 weeks ago and Your channel is just soo great it helps a lot thank u for your great explanations .. 👍👍

  21. Thank you for this. Who would have thought it could be so straight forward. I just needed someone to watch and you were the one.

  22. how do you add fringe to silk scarves? I notice a very clean hole in my silk fringe ends…how do they do it? Just simply poke a hole through silk?

  23. Your videos are the best-clear, concise and so understandable. You get right down to business, which I appreciate!

  24. Thanks for making this tutorial – it's nice and simple and I'm so glad that it's one of the prettiest types of tassle / fringe for a scarf that I've seen. Can't wait to start my scarf and finish it with this!

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