Knitting Help – Adding Fringe
Knitting Help – Adding Fringe

We’re going to talk a little bit about adding
fringe to scarves, or anything else. And when I say “fringe” I mean these little
yarn ends here on the bottom of this scarf. I’m only about half way finished, so I’m
going to demonstrate how to work this now. Let’s take a look. In case you’re interested, this scarf is
called the One Row Scarf Pattern by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, she’s also known as The Yarn
Harlot. This is a free pattern that’s a really nice
way to show off a pretty yarn. Because it’s simple, so that the beauty
of the yarn really shows through. And the yarn that I’m using is Malabrigo
Worsted, 100% wool, colorway Déjà vu. Okay. So first up, I need to cut these fringes,
and I have a six strand fringe going here, which means I’m going to cut three and double
it over. And it’s nice to have a piece of cardboard
the length you want it, or my little ruler here that has a needle gauge in it. I make almost all of my fringe this long and
trim it, because this thing is just so handy. I’m going to wrap once, twice, whoops. Three
times. And then break the yarn and cut this end. So now I have three strands that are ready
to go. I’m going to fold them over and that’s
going to give me the six strands. Let’s get back to the scarf here. You don’t have to know how to crochet to
do this, but it’s helpful to have a crochet hook for this. And we’re just going to use this as a tool,
without really crocheting with it. And I’m going to come in – I think the
fringe looks good here at the end of the knit through the back loop stitches. So I’m going to come from the back to the
front here, right at that spot. And you don’t – you can go from front
to back, as long as you’re consistent across the row. I’ve been going from back to front. So I fold these over, get them as even as
possible, get that on the hook, and pull it through. Okay, now I can take the hook away. I’ll open up that loop big enough for my
fingers, grab those other ends, and try to keep it kind of straight and pull that through. Tighten it up, and be careful here because
this is decorative. I think when I was a kid, I learned that this
knot is called a “lark’s head” in macramé. [laughs] I could be mis-remembering. Well, now I have my fringe like this, and
to make it match up, take a bigger pair of scissors and get that to match up. And I’ll probably go across and like trim
the bangs all the way across to make sure they’re all neat once I have the whole thing
done. And this is how it looks from the front, it’s
almost the same. You see, this scarf is entirely reversible,
it’s awesome. It’s almost the same from the back, but
you can tell the back from the front. That’s why I say be consistent across the
row. That’s it. How to add fringe! [music]

82 thoughts on “Knitting Help – Adding Fringe”

  1. MsPrajakta8 says:

    what pattern is this? can you tell me where i can get it?

  2. VeryPink Knits says:

    Yes – great idea. Done. 🙂

  3. VeryPink Knits says:

    Yes – I just put a link in the description field, just below the video.

  4. Chrissy Yi says:

    Thank you!

  5. MsPrajakta8 says:

    thnx for the link. btw,i like your videos,they are great.

  6. addyrain says:

    That's beautiful. I love the color and the pattern makes it look so sleek.

  7. MizWeasley says:

    What kind/color of yarn did you use? 🙂 It's nice.

  8. VeryPink Knits says:

    Yes – I give the details of the yarn in the video, and even show the tag that was attached to the yarn. It is Malabrigo Worsted, in colorway Deja Vu.

  9. MizWeasley says:

    Oh wow. Don't know how I missed that! With my aweful memory I probably did see it and by the end of the video had forgotten LOL. Thanks.

  10. ellainab says:

    can you do a tutorial about ruffles?

  11. VeryPink Knits says:

    That's a great idea. Thank you for the suggestion!

  12. mommydiab says:

    I saw a glove that was knitted horizontal, sideways from pinky to the thumb, not from the cuff to the tip of the fingers. Could you show how to do that.

  13. VeryPink Knits says:

    Thank you for the suggestion – I'm always looking for ideas for new tutorials. I'll look into that! 🙂

  14. Lynn Johnson says:

    love the scarf — what size needle did you use? The same as the pattern suggests?
    Always love your videos! keep producing them! thank you again!

  15. VeryPink Knits says:

    I'm not sure what size needles I used in the scarf – probably size 7, since I love my size 7 needles. 🙂

  16. VeryPink Knits says:

    There is a direct link to the scarf in the video description field, just below the video. If you can't see it, click "Show More" and you'll see it.

  17. SunnySoleta says:

    Do you have a pattern/ video for the green scarf you are wearing in this video? I have seen it on your stand in another video and I just love it.

  18. VeryPink Knits says:

    Yes – I've just added a link to that scarf, called Hitchhiker, in the video description field, just below the video. 🙂

  19. Sarah Snyder says:

    This video was soo helpful! I'm new to knitting and I know the basic stitch and the purl but i've never added fringe! Your video was the first one I saw and I love how its turned out!

  20. Mercedes Daily says:

    your video was really helpful, thank you. I was expecting it to be harder but haha I was wrong 🙂

  21. Doris C says:

    Thank you for the help and pattern link

  22. Victoria R says:

    I just started knitting and I'm working on my first scarf. It's very relaxing but I get a bit discouraged at times because it seems so overwhelming learning the different stitches. Thank you for your channel it's wonderful ^^

  23. Kim P says:

    How nice! Very clear instructions and thanks for posting your pattern. A++++ for your video 🙂

  24. Melissa Burton says:

    Is there anyway of doing this pattern on a knitting loom? If it is called somthing else please do tell.

  25. VeryPink Knits says:

    Melissa – sorry, I'm strictly a hand knitter. I'm sure there is info out there on converting hand knit patterns to loom and machine knitting.

  26. ktchimera says:

    Do you have a video on how to do the pattern

  27. VeryPink Knits says:

    The link to the pattern for the scarf is in the video description field, just below the video. I always list out the things you see in the video there.

  28. ktchimera says:

    Okay thanks for the reply

  29. British Primrose ASMR says:

    This is extremely helpful. Thank you!!

  30. miaangel247 says:

    Simple and STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. Thank you!

  31. Chloe Johnson says:

    Last year I did this pattern and added the fringe and gave it to a friend of mine for Christmas! She absolutely loved it! Great tutorial for adding fringe!

  32. MissHunniebun says:

    What was that thing you were using to measure with? It has circle holes of all sizes on it so what else does it measure, and where can I get one?

  33. VeryPink Knits says:

    It is a ruler, and a needle-size gauge. I think mine is from Nancy's Knit-Knacks, but you can find similar items.

  34. VeryPink Knits says:

    I made this a while ago, but I believe I used 200 grams (2 hanks) of the Malabrigo yarn I used to make the scarf I used in the demonstration.

  35. Joelle Hale says:


  36. Carly Hanenburg says:


  37. Aubrey Poon says:

    wow! i cant believe its that simple! thank you!

  38. Coreen D'Angelo says:

    This is a very helpful site & it shows us an easy way to do things.thank you

  39. Carolyn Bryant says:

    Thank you! This was very helpful.

  40. Shyma Mohamed says:

    Thanks a million 🌹I really did not know it is that easy to add a fringe. Appreciate your helpful demo🌷

  41. JKat188 says:

    Fantastic find! Just what I needed….thanks a bunch!

  42. Tara Ellis says:

    Thanks, very useful x

  43. Bernice Mitchell says:

    Simple, concise and very pretty.
    Your tutorials are lovely to follow – thank you

  44. xLexC7x says:

    Is the scarf in the video really the same pattern as the one pictured in the link? They look different to me.

  45. Shahla shanbehzadeh says:

    Thank you i'm very happey that i laern that again. i had forgotten how i did that. thanks

  46. saraswati Chandra says:

    thank  you….now can start knitting my scarf 

  47. From Acorns says:

    Thanks for this tutorial – it really helped!  I have linked to it on my blog with credit to you – I hope that is ok!  The tassels set off the crocheted Narnia and Magic Midnight scarves just as I hoped they would.

  48. Andrea Chernikeeff says:

    So helpful and simple –  thank you!  I know you made this some time ago but was wondering if you remember how many balls of the Malabrigo yarn you used for this scarf please?  Again, many thanks.

  49. Kate says:

    This is a great video but my pattern calls for 'single strand fringe." Errr…. how does one apply single strand? I imagine you don't just tie a knot, right? Those tend to come undone (in my past experience…)

  50. mama says:

    believe it or not, i'm actually using this for a yarn beard! thank you, thank you so much for this tutorial!!

  51. Jenna Larson says:

    That is so simple and easy I don't know how I didn't even think about this. It's genius. You are brilliant. Thank you.

  52. Catherine Eagleson says:

    That is awesome… thank you very much!

  53. Laura Sherif says:

    Thank you this very easy is helpful! Especially for an 11 year old knitter!

  54. pyettehead says:

    So helpful and simple instructions and that u much 😀

  55. jennifer g. lapan says:

    this saved the wonky ends of my first scarf from looking a fright.

  56. Mmarz_910 ! says:

    Love this tutorial! Thank you 😊

  57. Mariam GHARIB says:

    I 've began knitting like 2 weeks ago and Your channel is just soo great it helps a lot thank u for your great explanations .. 👍👍

  58. Beverly Collins says:

    Excellent! Thank you for this!

  59. ZephyrFeatherMyst says:

    Thank you so much for showing up how to make fringe! Your scarf is beautiful!

  60. Heather Rhodes says:

    Thanks so much!!!

  61. Anne Davison says:

    Thank you for this. Who would have thought it could be so straight forward. I just needed someone to watch and you were the one.

  62. Gigi Harrigill says:

    easy thanks making my first scarf and needed to find and easy way to add fringe
    how did you make your scarf

  63. Yvette Hatcher says:

    wow… straight to the point thanks.

  64. Peekaboos says:

    Thank you for this helpful video! 😊🍥💞

  65. ElizaB2004 says:

    Thanks for the help, it really made my amateur scarf look professional.

  66. RocksAnn says:

    Excellent! Had just watched the video for the scarf and was so happy to see instructions for the fringe. Thanks.

  67. ladyRockzETNO92 says:

    funny that knitting & crochetting considered as old woman hobby in my country

  68. David Amrod says:

    Thank you!

  69. R T says:

    The scarf pattern is NOT the same pattern as the one on THIS video. How do I get THIS pattern please?

  70. Usman Rehan says:

    Very nicely done!! Keep it up @Verypink Knits

  71. Kitty Strydom says:

    Great explanation, thanks! I am no longer intimidated by the project hehe

  72. Justmyopinionlol says:

    how do you add fringe to silk scarves? I notice a very clean hole in my silk fringe ends…how do they do it? Just simply poke a hole through silk?

  73. Linda Novak says:

    Your videos are the best-clear, concise and so understandable. You get right down to business, which I appreciate!

  74. 1970brenz says:

    Thanks for making this tutorial – it's nice and simple and I'm so glad that it's one of the prettiest types of tassle / fringe for a scarf that I've seen. Can't wait to start my scarf and finish it with this!

  75. lratley4420 says:

    What length are you wrapping the yarn? What is the final measurement after finished?

  76. Emma Martinez says:

    Very helpful thank you

  77. Arthur Morales says:

    How do you fix damaged fringe on a scarf?

  78. Lisa Sniderman says:

    thank you

  79. Serena Ng says:


  80. newknitter linda says:

    Thanks should I do fringe before or after blocking acrylic yarn

  81. thammaya thapa says:


  82. Kathy R says:

    Thank you so much for this, very well presented and easy to follow!

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