How to make tassels <- jewelry for your home

Nov 10

I’m a firm believer that tassels and pom poms are jewelry for your home. If you can’t already tell, I basically think all knitting is beyond fabulous and needs to be in my bra.

Annnnd TASSELS?!!!!

Tassels take knitting to a whole new level of erhmergerd.   A total bra stuffer of awesome.

 

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Knitting solves nearly almost completely everything.  Knitting projects will keep you from unraveling. I kid you not. Best thing ever.

Knit blankets + tassels + knitting from deep within the couch= heaven.

I’m dead.

WHY HAVE I NOT DONE THIS FOR MY ENTIRE FREAKING LIFE? HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS KNITTING HEAVEN BEFORE?  So unfair.

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Last minute projects? Me? Umm, never.  Always.  Never.  Um, me always.

Fave knitting book :

I bought drop dead easy knits for moments like that.  Beeteedubs, it has some great patterns in it… they are beginner-ish but some projects are pretty complex (if you plan on knitting and Netflix binge watching at the same time.)  Not that I would do that. I would totally do that.

 

Patterns : 

I have chunky knit blanket kits

 

POM POMS :

I used to make my own pom poms by rolling wool around a piece of cardboard but now I use a pom pom maker. This one makes your pom poms look DIVINE!!!

 

Socks :

I have my eye on this purrrty wool for a sock pattern in the book.

 

Chunky Wool Blankets ! Do you love em?!!

This chunky wool blanket pattern and this one are super duper FAST knits. You can start and finish a project in a weekend.  A weekend !! <—I screamed that. The chunky knit blanket kits are here on my blog now too! Hey, knitting will keep you from unraveling.

 

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Make knitting your weekend plan!

Note to self:  I just ate popcorn for dinner and liquorice for dessert, so take my words with a grain of salt.  I’m clearly not skilled at responsible life decisions.

 

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B L A N K E T S

 

Okay. So you don’t want to knit a blanket BUT you want to make tassels?  I’m not judging you, weird0.   I love buying knit blankets online too !  Shopping malls make me want to kick people in the back of the knees.

I also lurve these blankets … espesh the white ones.  Don’t judge me.   I’m addicted to W H I T E.  Ask my Instagram feed.  Beeeteeedubs, do you love insta? I love Instagram, so I’m obviously an expert.

 

Aren’t the blankets stunning?   Great prices too!  You’re welcome to gift me one of them, if you want.  I will NOT be mad at you.

You can buy inexpensive blankets too ( otherwise known as a score ) and then  attach tassels, like a boss.  It looks like the most dope thing, this side of the border. Here is the wool I use for all my pom poms and tassels. 

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Supplies

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B O O K

(yup, you really need one)

 

Y A R N 

 I adore this wool, so expect to see it used in a few more projects. I’m anticipating using it in pretty much everything in my life.

 

S C I S S O R S 

Scissors are like what socks are in my house. I have piles of both but can never find either when needed. Please tell me this is one of your things too.

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These T A S S E L S …

Oh my.  They are like like WHOA!

Get ready to leap out of your chair and do the boom-chicka-wow-wow all over d’place.

They are my favourite thing-a-ma-jingies in the history of ever.

Step_one_

Gather together a ball of yarn, sharp scissors, and a surface to wrap your yarn around AKA book.

Step_Two_Bath_Bomb

I used a thick book to wind my wool around, but it all depends on how big you want your tassels to be; the bigger the surface, the bigger the tassels.

Remember to start and finish wrapping the yarn from the same edge (with a book, this is the paper edge)

Continue wrapping until you reach a desired thickness.

I wrapped around the book 20 times.

The more you wrap, the thicker your tassel will be.

 

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Step_Three_

Using a 12 inch piece of yarn, tuck it through the wrapped bundle of yarn along the edge of the book.  Fold the yarn in half, so that it is centered on the tassel.

Tie a knot.

 

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     DIY: How to make yarn tassels | Design The Life You Want To Live | Lynne Knowlton.com

 

I wanted the tassels to be insanely simple and frill-free. No weird crazy braiding rope-y things. This time. LOL. Ooo! Maybe I should knit a WINE CUP HOLDER COMING OUT OF IT?  Just k .i .d .d .i .n .g.

 

Step_Four_

Just to clarify, make sure to keep an equal amount of yarn on both sides when you pull the ends of the yarn through the loop.  Pull it tight and tie a knot, as this forms the top of your tassel.

Step_Five_

Loop the 2 strands of yarn into the blanket edge and tie a knot.  Loop them back to the tassel and knot again on the inside underside of the tassel(thereby hiding the strands.)

This is the point where your face may slightly resemble this —> ?!?!?!?!!!!!

I made it sound way more complicated than it is.

Don’t fret.  It’s supes easy.

You got this.

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Step_Six_

Take another piece of yarn and tie a knot around the width of the yarn approx 2 inches down from the top of the tassel.   Your tassel is almost looking like a tassel!!!

Tuck the strings of the tie in, so it blends with the rest of the tassel.

 

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Step_Seven_

Cut through all the layers of yarn at the bottom of the tassel.

Snip the excess AKA give it a wee haircut.

You did it!!!

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Drops the mic. Walks off the stage.

PS. what do you think of pom-poms?  Should we make those next?

Lynne

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  1. WoolCoutureLtd

    November 15th, 2016 at 7:07 am

    RT @lynneknowlton: How to make chunky wool blanket tassels ! Soooo pretty!! https://t.co/E1hAp2pJrF https://t.co/y6SsJWLgIG

  2. Mary Ann

    December 14th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I enjoyed reading this so much that I forgot WHY I was reading!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lynne Knowlton

    December 17th, 2016 at 7:49 am

    hahahaha Mary Ann, welcome to my world. My house has 3 flights of stairs. By the time I get to the top level, I forgot why I went there. I may never need a stair master. LOL.

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    December 15th, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Hi Sheila
    Do you mean for the tassels or chunky wool blankets ? If you would like the patterns for the blankets – just pop over to those blog posts and click in the photos / enter your email / and the patterns will automatically then be sent to your email inbox.

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne

  5. Sheila Bennett

    December 15th, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I did that, clicked on pic & pattern was sent in email. But when I’m looking on the site, I can’t find the pattern for the blanket???

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    December 15th, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Hi Sheila-

    That’s correct then … the patterns are sent by email and you received the pattern. You can now print it to reference it when knitting.

    My site shows the photos etc. I do it that way so you don’t need to be online while knitting. Also – by submitting your email – you are now on my subscriber list and you are the first to be notified of new patterns – and other fun exclusive deals. You can unsubscribe at any time.

    It’s a fun community too !

    Cheers !
    Lynne

  7. Sheila Bennett

    December 15th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Oh……………O.K. found it! Thank-you. printed the pattern, anxious to try 🙂

  8. Sharney Ferguson

    March 18th, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Lynne
    Thank you so much for sharing your chunky blanket pattern – I am half way through and it looks fantastic so far. Just wondering though, I want to make the tassels – should I use the 100% pure merino wool that I am using for the blanket. Just wondering if it will unravel on the ends – what do you suggest is the best for the tassels. Sharney

  9. Thais Brockhagen

    June 17th, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I really like your beginner patterns. You really make everything sound so fun. I am pretty much a beginner so I really do stick to the simple patterns. I am a senior (69) yrs old and I love to knit and crochet (not very good at either), but I am trying really hard. Hope to soon branch out and try so new stitches. I love both of these blankets and the tassel lesson. I had no clue. We’ll, here’s hoping. Thank you so much.

  10. Alberta Hickey

    July 28th, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Hello! Love, Love, Love, the blanket and tassels! Approximately, how many balls of yarn would you need to do as many tassels as you show on your chunky knitted blanket? Thank you!

  11. Anita Franks

    September 11th, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This is the first time i have seen your beautiful patterns for beginners. These blankets are truly stunning and love the tassels, also loved the detailed instructions on how to make them. As i am at home at the moment on sick leave I shall be knitting at least one if not both of your blankets ,

  12. Linda Miller

    September 21st, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I love the blanket. I will definitely be knitting one..

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