Make a Tassel

Sky Map

Making tassels is very quick and easy and they are the perfect finishing detail for knitted accessories, although pom poms also make great finishing touches too, of course! 😜

This tutorial was created to accompany Emily Foden's Sky Map Wrap from Issue 26 (pictured above), but there are many other projects for which this tutorial is handy! For example, you'll find tassel embellishments on Alula by Clare Lakewood from Issue 19 and on Chapman by Meghan Fernandes from Issue 32. Of course, there's nothing stopping you adding this charming detail to designs like Crossfade by A L Leong from Issue 34

Without further ado, here's our how-to tassel guide: 



You will need: 

  • Yarn (in this case Yarn A)
  • Scissors 
  • A piece of cardboard cut to the desired length of your tassel. 
  1. Cut 2 lengths of yarn about 2.5cm/5” long and set to one side. 
  2. Wrap Yarn A around cardboard about 10 times.
  3. Using one of the lengths you set aside, tie a knot around your looped tassel strands and slide the whole lot off the cardboard. 
  4. Tie the second length of yarn around looped strands and close to knot at the top. 
  5. Cut looped strands at bottom end.
  6. Wrap around, tie, and tuck in ends of the second strand of yarn.
  7. Enjoy your new tassel! 

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