Knitting Tips: How to make a twisted fringe

To add a neat twisted fringe to the edge of  a scarf, blanket, or other object, use an appropriate size crochet hook and your chosen yarn.

Sl st in first st, ch 1, *pull up a loop 12″ long, turn your hook 18 times, sl st into next st letting the loop just formed fold in half and twist around itself, ch 1 * repeat across.

Fair Isle Mitts

imageOn this very snowy morning, while watching the birds flock around the feeder, I opened email to find the perfect pattern for a day like this.

The pattern , from Yarnspiration, is shown in two different color ways, and it’s easy to dream up many other combinations that would be just as pretty.   Requires worsted weight yarn and size E/4 (US) (3.5mm) hook.