A Solution to a Common Problem

I LOVE these ideas for what to do with yarn scraps! Most of the time, I throw mine away, but I always hate doing it. It goes back to that whole, I-Hate-being-wasteful thing. Check out a tutorial, save your scraps and share your photos if you like. I’m going to have to find a special spot to start saving my scraps from now on. :)


Adding Fringe: A Tutorial

Every knitter and crocheter I’ve ever met has certain things they’re afraid/intimidated to try. I hadn’t been knitting for very long before I made myself a sweater…then I did some cables, and then some colorwork…but for some reason, I avoided projects that required fringe. However, in my experience, once I put my mind to learning something new, it is rarely as difficult or scary as I anticipated. I just designed a chunky knit scarf, and looked at several different ways of finishing it, and kept coming back to fringe. Let me just say, of all the knitting techniques you might be intimidated to try, adding fringe should NOT be one of them! I’m sure there are many other tutorials on how to do this, but I decided to do my own, just to show you all how simple this is to do!

Your tools: scissors, your fringe, which I advise pre-cutting before you sit down to add it, and a crochet hook (I used a size N - 9.00 mm

Your tools: scissors, your fringe, which I advise pre-cutting before you sit down to add it, and a crochet hook (I used a size N – 9.00 mm

Folding the strands of fringe in half, use the crochet hook to pull them through the edge from right to wrong side.

Folding the strands of fringe in half, use the crochet hook to pull them through the edge from right to wrong side.

At this point, you can pull the ends taut against the hook to even them out, if needed.

At this point, you can pull the ends taut against the hook to even them out, if needed.

Use the crochet hook to draw the loose ends through the loop created on the folded end.

Use the crochet hook to draw the loose ends through the loop created on the folded end.

Tighten it up, and you have your fringe! This is what the wrong side will look like.

Tighten it up, and you have your fringe! This is what the wrong side will look like.

Free pattern and my styling ideas are soon to follow. If anyone decides to make this, I would love to see your FOs when they’re done. :)


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