Tiny Tassels ~ A Free Pattern

Not much time now, before we pack our van for Edinburgh Yarn Festival! We’re preparing some beautiful kits for the festival, to make shopping easier. This week we’re offering a free pattern for our new kit, Tiny Tassels!

We’ll announce our prize winner of the Brown Eyed Susan pattern and Uncommon Thread BFL Singles, as well as offer a new prize giveaway for one of our Tiny Tassels kits!

Tiny Tassels

Tiny Tassels at Loop London

Tiny Tassels made with 1 skein of Madelintosh Pashmina in Silverfox and tassels made from Koigu KPPPM, shade 355

We’ve been working on this pattern for a while with one of our lovely Loopettes, Karin Fernandes. It’s a simple little triangular garter shawl, but what makes it special is the tiny tassels!

Tiny Tassels shawl at Loop London

Flamingo Version of Tiny Tassels

We’ve written a photo tutorial for the tassels. Try making a few on a scrap piece of knitting, to help you decide the best number of wraps for yours.

Tiny Tassels Kit in Cuttlefish at Loop London

Tiny Tassels is the perfect little neck accessory to spice up a plain shirt

Make the triangle larger, using two skeins of yarn, or use a thicker yarn such as a DK. It’s your choice. The tassels are perfect for using up small ends of yarn, or purchase Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails mini skeins, for the colours of your choice.

Tiny Tassels shawlettes at Loop London

We have three beautiful colourways for our kits; all using London based indie dyer Qing Fibre Merino Singles as the main yarn and Unicorn Tails for the tassels. These are great value at £30! (We’ve split the unicorn tails into half skeins so you don’t have to buy four colours; There’s still more than enough yarn!)

Tiny Tassels in Flamingo at Loop London

Tiny Tassels Kit in Flamingo

The first kit is Flamingo and includes 1 skein of Qing Fibre Merino Singles in Flamingo as well as Mini balls of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in Death by Elocution, Brass, Jade and Onyx, as seen above.

Tiny Tassels Kit in Cuttlefish at Loop London

Tiny Tassels Kit in Cuttlefish

Next we have Cuttlefish: 1 skein of Qing Fibre Merino Singles in Cuttlefish as well as Mini balls of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in Glazed Pecan, Death by Elocution, Brass and Antique Lace, as seen above.

Tiny Tassels Kit in Smoke at Loop London

Tiny Tassels Kit in Smoke

Finally, we have Smoke: 1 skein of Qing Fibre Merino Singles in Smoke as well as Mini balls of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in Glazed Pecan, Jade, Brass and Translation, as seen above.

We have a very limited number of these kits available online now, but will bring a lot more to Edinburgh Yarn Festival, so find us there at stand E5.

Loop will also have Qing Merino Singles in loads of other colours on our stand at EYF and we are pretty well stocked in the London and online shop right now. If there are any kits left after the festival, they’ll be available through our shop at the same great price. The kits also include a Loop cotton shopper bag and the pattern is a gift to all of you here now!

We look forward to seeing your variations of this simple, but delightful shawl design. Tag us or use the #tinytassels so we can see all of your versions!

Thank you to Ragnhild of @anotherknitgirl who kindly modelled for us while we shot one of her own patterns that is coming very soon. And of course huge thanks to Karin Fernandes @karinsaray for designing this little treasure. It’s made us all smile!

Tiny Tassels pattern at Loop London

Download your pattern here


Prize Giveaway of the Week

This week (and every week before EYF) we have another prize giveaway!

Last week we gave away a copy of our new Brown Eyed Susan pattern, with a skein of Uncommon Thread BFL Singles in Fjord and Avocat!

Brown eyed Susan Shawl and Uncommon Thread BFL Singles at Loop London

Brown eyed Susan Shawl and Uncommon Thread BFL Singles

The lucky winner is Nancy, who commented on the blog. Congratulations! We’ll be in touch to get your address.

In celebration of our new Tiny Tassels pattern and kits, we’re offering a kit, in your choice of colour.

Tiny Tassels at Loop London

Tiny Tassels Kit in Smoke

There are two ways to win! You can do both, if you want to double your chances!

  1. Follow us on Instagram and either repost our image (above) in a post of your own (this is very important – it is not enough to leave a comment in our post with the hashtag, it has to be in a post in your IG feed), or use an image of your own, but be sure to tag it with #LoopEYF18Gift.
  2. Leave a comment here.

Good luck!



















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187 comments on “Tiny Tassels ~ A Free Pattern
  1. Jane Dale says:

    I absolutely love this shawl, the tassels really make it special and look fun to make . . . And that yarn !!

    • Lisa DiCamillo says:

      I would love to win this kit-what a pretty shawl.

    • Sandy Harwood says:

      This is a great giveaway – I would love to win!

    • Kathy says:

      Love ar first sight! Amazing how those tiny fringes make a basic pattern so interesting.

    • Debra Garman says:

      I love this Tiny Tassels pattern. So different from other patterns.

    • Tanya Upperton says:

      Hi, We have just been through the most horrific bushfires ever seen in our drought-stricken little corner of the world. Scary & humbling as many people had their homes reduced to a pile of ash. Your lovely newsletter always provides a little colour and a daydreamy moment. We are all wishing for a green & smoke free Christmas, however, there would be an exception made for your beautiful ‘smoke’. Hoping you all find a moment to sit, with wool & create with love. T

  2. Sian says:

    This is such a cheerful pattern,would brighten up any winter’s day!

  3. Love this shawl especially the tassels

  4. Judith Hawley says:

    Cuttlefish please!

  5. Sally Simons says:

    Hard to choose a favorite. They all look amazing and the tassels are so vibrant!

  6. Michi says:

    Ich finde diese Idee absolut entzückend, dankeschön dafür!

  7. Linda Jones says:

    With over a foot of snow outside my window, this shawl is a beautiful pop of brightness and would be great in any of the colourways. Mmm cosy.

  8. Jules says:

    I have been waiting for this, such a lovely cheerful pattern. Love all the kits especially Smoke.

  9. Jenny Ess says:

    I love the wee tassles and the colourways. A lovely project!

  10. Michele says:

    Oh lovely cuttlefish – intelligent and colourful creatures that they are – yet so rarely a knitting inspiration for some strange reason. Yes please. I am hibernation crocheting yet again today and watching the blackbirds and a thrush eating the crab apples from the tree outside my bedroom window.

  11. Stina says:

    Such a simple but effective use of beautiful wool.


    Such a bright and cheerful shawl!

  13. Linda Rumsey says:

    A simple but fun design, Smoke would be my choice if I win!

  14. Monika says:

    how lovely is that – the perfect project for a long distance journey on the train or a weekend to yourself

  15. Laura says:

    Ideal project for a snow day!

  16. Naomi Bowie says:

    Really clever idea – transforms something simple into something special. Would love to win a kit! (please)

  17. Monica Gomez says:

    Such a joyful design and a great way to add colour

  18. Kim Humphrey says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Difficult to decide which colour to choose

  19. Lesley Bambridge says:

    Tassels has captured my heart! Every time I look at it, it makes me feel happy inside. How much more to have a lovely kit and then wear it! Thank you so much.

    I have entered via Instagram too. I hope I did it correctly : )

  20. Marc says:

    What a wonderful little shawl. It makes me dream and would be a great gift for a lovely old lafdy who teached me knitting.

  21. Lee says:

    What a neat idea for tassels

  22. Alicia says:

    This shawl would look very nice around my neck when I visit your stall in 2 weeks at EYF

  23. Vanessa B says:

    Cuttlefish would be my choice of colour. The shawl looks beautiful and would be so useful at all times of year.

  24. Ghazale says:

    Looks really lovely!

  25. josiekitten says:

    Such a lovely pattern, those tassels are the perfect adornment.

  26. Karen wilks says:

    Love the tassels!

  27. Jillian Hunt says:

    So hard to choose a favourite but it’s got to be flamingo xxx

  28. Christina Nix says:

    Ooooh! Love this! Cuttlefish Please !

  29. Vivienne says:

    I love the colours of cuttlefish

  30. Helen K says:

    Unicorn Tails and Tiny Tassels?!! what’s not to love? Gorgeous

  31. Ingrid Hopson says:

    Tassels look great fun to make and so does the shawl. I would love to knit one in smoke colour way.

  32. Susan says:

    My favourite is the Cuttlefish colour way and love the little tassels – they just finish it off a treat.

  33. Karen Cunningham says:

    While visiting my son in London last year from Australia i made my way to Loop. What a charming store it is with such delicious stock. I controlled myself & chose a gorgeous varigated skein of merino/silk I’d seen on their IG page. Even though I’m not a confident knitter this cute tassel scarf looks achievable. Fingers crossed

  34. Susie says:

    Just lush, and ‘smoke’ is my favourite. I’m going to try this pattern with teeny tiny tassels for my dolls x

  35. A beautiful pattern… those tassels! And the kits are dreamy too, love the cuttlefish colourway

  36. Julie Maloney says:

    That’s really beautiful – I particularly love the Flamingo colourway – so vibrant and warming.

  37. Deb says:

    Definitely Cuttlefish! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial for these gorgeous little tassels. Such beautiful wool. Great idea for using up bits and pieces of special yarn as highlights.

  38. Susan says:

    Hurry up and pick me! This is such a fun, sweet pattern! Congratulations on another great knit!

  39. Stephanie Ricks says:

    Love it. Me!

  40. Geraldine says:

    I love this pattern and I would love it in smoke

  41. Stephanie Ricks says:

    Pick me for the lovely!

  42. Marjorie Cotton says:

    LOVE IT!!!

  43. deb says:

    I would have tassels on everything! Joyous! Smoke for me please.

  44. Alison says:

    That is the sweetest shawl, your patterns are just great.
    And the color choices! The best!

  45. Yang says:

    What a lovely shawl, the mini tassels make it so much fun! Love all the colours!

  46. Jacinta says:

    Such a simple and effective design. I would love any of the yarn colour combos!

  47. Caroline Saunders says:

    This is so beautiful, thank you for the kind giveaway! Here’s hoping!

  48. Leslie Jacob says:

    Simple Perfection. As always!!!

  49. Amy says:

    I have been stalking this sweet shawl! Thank you very much for the pattern!!

  50. Denise McDonald says:

    This shawl! Sometimes the simplest knitted items with that tiny little unique detail are the most beautiful. And love all the color ways but especially “smoke!” Have fun in Edinburgh.

  51. Filomena says:

    Love how the tassels coordinate with the main yarn, such a nice touch!

  52. Marie says:

    They are so beautiful, specially smoke. Thank you for this contest

  53. asteride says:

    This is so cute! Love the little tassels!

  54. Susan says:

    Really adorable! I think tassels could be the new pom poms!

  55. Sabine says:

    I love this pattern. A small, easy and fast to knit shawl in wonderful colors that awoke spring feelings. And the little tassels are so cute; they conjure up a smile on everyone’s face. :-)) And the perfect additon is your tutorial. Well done.

  56. Monika says:

    This is so beautiful with the little tassels and I love the Cuttlefish :)

  57. Jo Wood says:

    How fun! Perfect for transitioning to spring!

  58. Josephine says:

    Love it! The tiny tassels are so cute!

  59. Lise-Lotte Olsson says:

    I’ve always been a big tassel-fan so this is a big winner!

  60. Jules says:

    Karin, you’re a star! Love this pattern. I will see you at EYF. Love from “the intern” x

  61. Vivienne says:

    How beautiful….I just love the smoke colourway! :)

  62. Allison Jones says:

    Thank you so much for this free pattern and the tiny tassels tutorial!! I can’t wait to cast on for this lovely!

  63. Philippa Swann says:

    It’s been a Winter for shawls … this one is gorgeous, the flamingo colour way certainly brightens up this raw, cold day.

  64. Sue says:

    This is the perfect spring pattern I’ve been looking for! The tassels are so tiny and cute!

  65. Nicole Acuna says:

    I love the tassels and shawlette! Ty for the chance :)

  66. Lulugeya says:

    Another beautiful pattern with lovely details!

  67. Allison Taylor says:

    This kit is just too cute! I love the sweet tiny tassels and a year round shawl!

  68. CarolM says:

    Great play on colors. Clever little tassels!

  69. Grete Evans says:

    I absolutely detest long tassels on things but these cute little pops of colour are gorgeous! Thank you for the pattern :)

  70. heather says:

    That is so different and special. Thank you for the pattern

  71. heather says:

    That is so special. Thank you for the pattern

  72. M says:

    Entering the giveaway for the Tiny Tassel Shawl :) I Love the grey color with the bits of tassel colors!

  73. Polly says:

    Oh! I love the pattern :)

  74. Chiara says:

    Oh I love this shawl! Cuttlefish, Flamigo, Smoke … impossible to choose!

  75. Trish says:

    Such a pretty shawl and I’m dying to try Qing Fibre yarn! Thanks for the free pattern and another great giveaway. :)

  76. Nicole says:

    Such a cute shawl. Finally I know what to do with my many leftover scraps lying around.

  77. Elizabeth says:

    This is such a fun pattern! I love it in every color!

  78. Nia K says:

    Omg I love these!! I really love the lilac one and the ‘smoke’ colourway :) Gorgeous!!

  79. Amy Rouse says:

    Those tiny tassels tho. Adorable. Love.

  80. Christine says:

    Love the smoke colours, I have an addictions to shawls!

  81. Christine says:

    I have an addiction to knitting shawls, would love the colour smoke.

  82. Giulia says:

    Smoke and vibrant unicorn tails! Great combination for this beautiful shawl. Thanks for the giveaway and for the pattern.

  83. Heather Forsythe says:

    The tiny tassels on Tiny Tassels makes me smile!

  84. Tracey says:

    Those tassels are just adorable! I want to cast on immediately.

  85. Ann says:

    How gorgeous are these little tassels, they dress up a simple shawl beautifully.

  86. Debbie says:

    This is a lovely shawl and I am fascinated by the tiny tassels! Thanks for the chance to win!

  87. Sally says:

    Such a cute shawl, the little tassels add that something extra to a lovely shawl. Definitely on my to do list!

  88. Jenny says:

    I’m definitely making this! The best use of speckled yarn I’ve seen.

  89. Robin HOLDEN says:

    Such a beautiful little shawl – love the hassles – thanks for the generous pattern sharing and tassle tutorial

  90. Sue Robinson says:

    Love the qute tassels! And Cuttlefish is a beautiful colour.

  91. florapie says:

    Such fun! Thanks for the tutorial-the tassels don’t look as tricky as I thought they would be

  92. Jan says:

    And I thought pom-poms were cute!

  93. Beate says:

    I love the tiny tassels. I will try to make them soon!

  94. M Suzanne Kowalski says:

    I love the tiny tassels! What a neat idea; just so cute!

  95. erica K says:

    I’m so excited about these tiny tassels. The kits are lovely.

  96. Teresa Kidd says:

    This shawl is adorable. It would be hard to stop with just one. Those tassels……

  97. Kim Burris says:

    This is the cutest and so unique! Love it, knit it,wear it!!

  98. Cheryl says:

    The tassels weren’t my idea of a good thing at first, however, I have come to love them! They add some fun touches of color! The kits are wonderful!

  99. Nancy says:

    Flamingo is amazing. And the tiny tassels.

  100. Yael Harlap says:

    I love the little tassels!! So darling! Nice to have a one-skein shawl pattern, too. :D

  101. Gale Ashworth says:

    I love the colors of this shawl!

  102. Carol Beatty says:

    What a fun shawl and the colors your chose for the kits are great! Would love to win one.

  103. Laureen says:

    What a brilliant way to create such a charming accent piece! I simply adore this combination of a beautiful yarn and the complementary pops of colour from the tassels. Kudos to Karin Fernandes for this lovely design! Oh, to be at the EYF…

  104. Lynda Petit says:

    Love the cuttlefish colour. Love the shawl. Love the tassels – the whole thing is adorable!

  105. Faye says:

    What a fun shawl to brighten a chilly winter day! Love it!

  106. Brittney says:

    I haven’t done tassels, I’d love to! These tiny tassels are so cute! The flamingo and smoke colorways are gorgeous!!

  107. Cosima says:

    Love the pattern!

  108. Renee says:

    Beautiful shawl! Love the colors :)

  109. Stsfanie says:

    The flamingo kit is amazing!! Would love this so much and would be perfect for spring!

  110. Carla Brown says:

    I love this, so pretty with the tassels, I would find it hard to choose between the lovely colours but I especially love Cuttlefish

  111. Evette Wissler says:

    Such an intriguing little pattern! I would love to make it in any of the colorways! But I particularly love the smoke.

  112. Esther says:

    Oh my! I love the cuttlefish. Or the smoke. Or the flamingo. Or all four!

  113. Leticia jurado says:

    I just love this pattern! Thank you for sharing.

  114. Susan says:

    Those tassels make me ridiculously happy. It think it would look great with the Oshare Pom Pom yarn I’ve been eyeballing on your site, too : )

  115. Naomi says:

    I adore the Smoke colourway – can’t wait to come visit you at EYF, and thank you for the giveaway!

  116. Christiane says:

    Oh, how beautiful! I just entered on Instagram and I’m so desperate to win, I’m entering on here too! xx

  117. Jane says:

    In love. A knitting amuse bouche to cleanse the color palette . Delightful

  118. Venere says:

    So beautiful!!

  119. Laurie Mortrude says:

    I LOVE the Smoke colorway – it’s so spring-y green and refreshing!

  120. Anne Andersen says:

    What a delightful pattern! It has just the right amount of bright color to cheer one up. I adore the Smoke color way, which is surprising, as they are not my usual colors. Simply lovely!

  121. Penelope says:

    I love the tiny tassels! They give great character and fun energy to the shawl.

  122. Kelly says:

    I love how the tiny tassels pick the speckles up in the main shawl. I think cuttlefish is my favorite, but I really like smoke, too.

  123. Ravid says:

    I have been waiting for this so long. it is beautiful !!!! Qing Fibre is my favorite.

  124. Heidi Karppinen says:

    I love the Flamingo version. Bright colors are for me! I like something new and tassels are it. Great idea!

  125. Helen ridley says:

    Oh how gorgeous! They colours are rustic and beautiful! …and those tassels!!!

  126. Michelle says:

    Those little tassels are the cutest thing ever. They are giving me serious startitus…

  127. Els says:

    Oh gosh, this is soooo beautiful!!! I absolutely adore the cuttlefish colours!!! This is perfect for layering at the end of winter and spring!!!

  128. Franziska Teichmann says:

    Those tassels are ingenious! Love the color play!

  129. Dorthe Gaardboe says:

    This shawl is so simple and yet so beautiful. I have downloaded the pattern and Will go look in my stash for a suiting yarn in order to her started

  130. Anett says:

    So beautiful. I would love to win this kit.

  131. liesbeth jonckheere says:

    How wunderfull. That tiny little tassels!

  132. françoise gad says:

    just want to thank you for this lovely pattern!
    the tassels are so cute
    all the colors are beautifull but the best one for me is smoke
    have a nice day

  133. fran says:

    so lovely

  134. Carole says:

    I would love to knit this, love all the colours!

  135. Susie W says:

    I just love this shawl – adorable tiny tassels! Smoke is to die for. Can’t wait to knit this!

  136. Maggie Mockeridge says:

    Lovely pattern especially the tiny tassels off to find out how to do them….
    My favourite colour…. cuttlefish!

  137. Kelly Garland says:

    I am in love with Tiny Tassels! Especially, the tiny tassels! They add such fun color pops!

  138. Alexis says:

    SO very much fun!!!!

  139. KateP says:

    I love it! Especially in the Smoke colorway. An interesting garter base yarn and those tiny explosions of color; too cute!

  140. Julia Müller-Schnaare says:

    This loop is soooo pretty! Hope I will win a kit!

  141. Alison says:

    Beautiful pattern!

  142. Kate says:

    Sweet shawl, and a great way to add pops of colour. Thanks for the fun pattern.

  143. Susan Tunney says:

    What a lovely little design, would enjoy having this!

  144. amy says:

    Perfect little scarf. I’m somewhat inexperienced with color decisions and tend to dither for months before plunging into a project… but instantly fell in love with this simple but striking design that looks so fresh and fun. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

  145. Roosa says:

    I’m in!
    So beautiful shawl ..for my daughters this would be perfect!

  146. Adriana Salgado says:

    Oooo I love the smoke colourway!

  147. Diane says:

    Beautiful yarn and a cute pattern….tassels are everywhere

  148. Dee Deadman says:

    the tassels take the shawl to the next level, what a fab idea, definitely on my wish list. Thank you for the inspiration

  149. Willi says:

    Lovely shawl and beautiful yarn.

  150. Jennifer says:

    The tiny tassels are a charming idea! They look make the shawl look lively and soft.

  151. Rhubarb.rhubarb2 says:

    I would absolutely love to win this gorgeous kit in Cuttlefish for my mum- she missed out on the first batch online. Qing is my absolute favourite after visiting Loop London (beyond heaven!) and this pattern is so pretty. Thank you!

  152. Debbie says:

    A perfect spring shawl. I absolutely love those tiny tassels – beautiful!

  153. G. K. Green says:

    Please enter me to win the Tiny Tassels kit … Such a generous giveaway! Thank you.

  154. Katherine Radic says:

    This shawl is adorable. I love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win! The yarn selections are gorgeous!

  155. Kimberlie says:

    Great detail! The tassels are adorable.

  156. Leslie Wilcott-Henrie says:

    I’m ready to take on tassels, and this is a beautiful way to do it!

  157. Deatra says:

    Stunning! Love the color ways just beautiful.

  158. Helen Robbins says:

    This shawl is beautiful – adore the mini tassels. This would be a joy to make

  159. JoannaB says:

    Amazing that these simple elements come together to make such a statement piece! So hard to pick a favorite!

  160. Jessica Kelley says:

    Such A sweet Pattern!

  161. Danielley says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while! I love it!

  162. Annika says:

    So beautifully simple, yet such an eye catcher! I’d love to make one!

  163. Moyra says:

    Cuttlefish for me, please. Love it.

  164. Laura says:

    I would love to win this kit – hard to choose one with such beautiful colors! See you in Edinburgh.

  165. Holly says:

    Thank you for the pattern! Those tassels are adorable.

  166. Tracy Cottis says:

    I saw these in the shop today, all stunning and unique. I think Smoke just edges it for me.

  167. joan says:

    a very happy shawl

  168. Anne says:

    It is all about those tiny tassels, I’m in.

  169. Virginia says:

    This scarf is so cute and looks like a great way to use a special multicolored skein.

  170. Birgit says:

    Thank you for the charming shawlette pattern – those tiny tassels and all the colour combinations, transform this into a fun project that’s perfect for Spring!

  171. Cathy B says:

    Love this pattern and the yarn too!!

  172. Debra Pratt says:

    I would love to win this shawl kit. So very pretty!

  173. Tracy S Swanson says:

    What a cute pattern!

  174. Liz Parkes says:

    Sweet design. A great way to get lots of colors in. It will go with anything!

  175. Julia Nelson says:

    Love, love, love those tassles, but love the look of the yarn too, such fab colours.

  176. Susan Collins says:

    It’s a lovely pattern…just love the tassels!

  177. Theresa Colopy says:

    Saw this shawl at the Wool Festival in Yellow Spring Ohio. I am a beginner knitter and would love to have this pattern.

  178. Kimmy says:

    The tassels really make this special. Love it!

  179. Tracey says:

    Where do I find the pattern?

  180. Elspeth says:

    Beautiful. So talented.

  181. Jilleen Haya says:

    Absolutely love this shawl. Saw it in an email from Koigu.

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