With my husband's family we draw names to decide who buys for who at Christmas. I may have 'influenced' whose name I drew this year to make sure it was Kelly since I'd knit her the infinity scarf pictured above during the summer and was just dying to make a matching scarf for her little girl and gift it to her for Christmas! It was one of my favorite knitting projects this year, just a simple knit stitch scarf with alternating colors and tassles added on the end of her little girl's. I'd never added tassles before, but it was super easy and I did up a little tutorial with photos below:
1. Find a rectangle the length you'd like your tassles to be, preferably a stiff cardboard or wood. I used this notepad and it worked just fine as well.
2. Wrap your yarn 3 times around the object to have a 6 strand thick tassle like mine, then cut the yarn at one end.
3. Now you should have 3 equal length pieces of yarn like this. Make the ends match up as best as you can.
4. I spaced my tassles apart every second stitch. Push a crochet hook from the back to the front of the end of your scarf.
5. With the ends of the yarn facing away from your hook, wrap the loop around it securely.
6. And pull through the stitch!
7. As you pull the crochet hook further from the end of the scarf you'll end up with a nice loop to pull the tassle ends through. This type of knot is known as a girth hitch and will be quite secure.
Voila! A beautiful finishing touch for a scarf that I think will look just darling on my little niece!