Fringe is an embellishment often used on the ends of scarfs, or as tassels on hats. Whichever way you apply your fringe, you first must cut fringe.
How to cut fringe
Cut a piece of cardboard the finished length you desire for your fringe PLUS the amount of yarn that will be used up in looping it onto your project edge. This amount might be only two times the depth of the edge over which the fringe is being fastened, or for heavier yarn or making a half knot, more will be needed. Cut a test piece to make sure the length is what you want before cutting it all!
If you are using multiple strands, hold them together and wrap them all at the same time.
- Hold the yarn at bottom edge of cardboard so yarn can be wrapped easily.
- Next, wind the yarn around the cardboard cut to the depth of unfinished fringe.
- After wrapping all the yarn, temporarily tape the yarn to the cardboard on both sides.
- Cut through yarn along one edge to create pieces of yarn for attaching.
- Each piece of the fringe will be twice finished length PLUS what you added for looping.
- To attach the fringe, fold it in half.
If you need more fringe, repeat the process.