|Chain Stitch Fringe|
I like fringe, but wanted something different from the standard variety for a knit shawl I made for our daughter for Christmas, so I started playing with a chain stitch loop fringe. It's super-easy and came out just right on the first try.
I used a size F crochet hook, because it looked right with the shawl (knitted on #10 needles. I used the same 2 strands of thin cotton yarn that I used for the shawl.
This is a rectangular shawl, so the fringe goes on the ends only -- like on a standard scarf.
1) Start by pulling a loop through the first stitch on one end, leaving a small tail.
2) Chain 25 stitches, pulling the tail into the first chain to fasten it.
3) Slip stitch into the same stitch you started with to complete the loop.
4) Slip stitch into the next stitch and repeat the process.
That's all there is to it. If you want longer fringe, increase the length of the chains. This example makes fringe about 2" long.
HINT: This is a very tedious procedure, and can't be done while watching TV, because you have to count. My suggestion is to keep another no-brainer project for when you might get distracted, and only work on this when you can pay attention. Also, don't leave this one until the last minute--it takes longer than you'd think.
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