I finished this scarf over the weekend:
I love it. It’s made with one skein of Rustic silk and one ounce of tussah top.
I made it on the Rigid Heddle loom at the shop. The Rustic Silk was warp and weft with bits of top woven in (with rows of Rustic silk) to create the little bumps and oddities. I stole the brilliant idea from Beth. I wanna be Beth when I grow up….if I grow up.
So how does one get that twisty fringe? There are a couple of really cool gadgets that make twisted rope or fringe but if you don’t do a lot of it, you can easily do it by hand.
The first step is to figure out how many strings you have so you can do your best to get an even amount in each set. I did 4 in each half of the twist. Here I separated out the 2 that I will need to begin doing the fringe for the second half of the scarf.
Yes, I’m in sweat pants, it was an impromptu tutorial
Then you take each set and roll them. You can twist them in your hand but it’s easier to roll them down your leg to get the twist.
Make sure you are rolling the same way for each successive bunch you do. Do both of the sets of string you set aside making sure it’s overtwisted:
Can you see the extra sproing I have in there? Then you take the ends and knot them.
Just a simple Overhand knot will do. and then give it a tug and let it go. It will twist upon each other and voila! Twisted Fringe!
Doesn’t this make you want to go twist up some fringe? Or is that just me?