Tiny Tassels Tutorial

This is the tassel making method we’ve used in the Tiny Tassels shawl pattern. These tassels can be made bigger by using a wider piece of cardboard in place of the upper needle.

Tools and Materials

  • two short 5mm needles
  • darning needle
  • length of yarn for tassel
  • small scissors
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Step 1: Hold the two knitting needles together, parallel to the edge. Bring darning needle with yarn through the top edge stitch, laying the tail over the top of the knitting.

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Step 2: Wrap yarn around needles, holding the tail,with thumb so that it doesn’t pull through.

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Step 3: Repeat process 10 times.

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Step 4: Bring the tail upwards.

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Step 5: Bring the darning needle through the centre of the the two knitting needles.

Tiny Tassels Tutorial Loop London

Step 6: Pass the darning needle down through the knitting needles and cinch the waist of the tassel.

Tiny Tassels Tutorial Loop London

Step 7: Bring the darning needle up through the cinched wrap.

Tiny Tassels Tutorial Loop London

Step 8: Repeat the wrap, cinch and needle through wrap a few times.

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Step 9: Bring all the ends upwards. Pull out the bottom needle and tighten cinch further.

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Step 10: Wrap again and bring the needle up through all the wraps.

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Step 11: Remove second needle and trim the loops of tassel.

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Step 12: Trim off tails.

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Completed tiny tassel

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