Tiny Tassels ~ A Free Pattern

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!



















192 Comments on “Tiny Tassels ~ A Free Pattern

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

    • 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. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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 : )

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

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

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

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

  11. 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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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…

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

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

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

  29. 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 : )

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

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

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

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

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

  36. 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

  37. 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

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

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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!

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

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

  45. 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!

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

  47. I’m anxious to knit up this lovely shawl. I plan to make it a bit larger.
    thanks for your generosity!

  48. This pattern will be perfect for those beautiful single skeins I couldn’t resist buying and don’t know what to do with, plus I will wear it when done. Very cute!

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