I decided that the way to figure out how much farther to knit my Spun Sugar wrap was to cut the yarn, make the tassels and then knit till I run out of yarn. Sounds perfect! Turns out that tassels don’t take up THAT much yarn, so I might be knitting for a while 😉
I guess tassels would take up a lot of yarn if you wanted great big ones but the bigger they are, the heavier and I didn’t want heavy ones… I wanted short, stout puffy ones!
So I held one strand of my shawl yarn (Diamond Yarns Lima) together with one strand of Kreinik Polyester Metalic thread in a deep purple.
Now I’m really excited to finish my shawl because the tassels turned out GREAT! Pat said it was going to look like a magic carpet and that’s sort of what I wanted… something a little interesting and out of the ordinary… plus, the whole thing is in a rich purple… and everyone knows that magic carpets are purple!