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CountryNaturals
09-28-2009, 08:22 PM
While recovering from major surgery, I needed a simple knitting project. Daughter asked for a rectangular shawl, so I made one using seed stitch. Cast on 69 stitches, then k, p, k till it was done. How's that for a no-brainer.
When it was finished, I wanted a nice edging, but I was bored with standard fringe or shell crochet, so I came up with a continuous loop fringe, using nothing but chain stitch and slip stitch -- another no-brainer. :woot:
Here's a photo of the fringe:
http://countrynaturals.com/knit-crochet/images/chainLoop2.jpg

WandaT
09-29-2009, 04:53 PM
I'm with you - sometimes you just need a no-brainer. :) Yours looks great!

Jan in CA
09-29-2009, 05:01 PM
That's pretty!

CountryNaturals
09-30-2009, 10:48 AM
Thanks. I posted instructions on my website.
http://countrynaturals.com/knit-crochet/chainfringe.html
:muah:

ArtLady1981
09-30-2009, 11:52 AM
Oh this is so much better than loose fringe!
I will remember your tip! Thanks! I love it!

CountryNaturals
10-01-2009, 10:44 AM
Thanks. It does take longer, however, unless you're a dynamo at crochet (which I'm definitely not). :teehee:

PamJ
10-01-2009, 02:29 PM
Thank you so much for telling us this method of fringing, Suz. I want to try it on prayer shawls made with Homespun. Since it frays, each piece of fringe must be knotted. Your shawl looks lovely!

CountryNaturals
10-02-2009, 11:24 AM
Ooo, Pam, I didn't think of that. This method might be quicker than knotting each piece of fringe. :woohoo:

melmac51
10-02-2009, 12:52 PM
I like that fringe! In fact, I like the shawl pattern too. cloud9

MerigoldinWA
10-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Neat idea! Lovely, colorful yarn too.

CountryNaturals
10-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Thanks, All. The pattern is just seed stitch. The yarn is 2 strands of 100% cotton. One strand is thin, solid blue. The other is kind of nubby and variegated. I find that mixing solids with variegated smooths out the colors, so it doesn't look as choppy as when I use just the variegated alone. (I can also use larger needles so the work goes faster.) :woot:

Dimpledapple
10-07-2009, 01:44 AM
Oh, very nice idea! I'll definitely have to try it!

Lana
10-12-2009, 04:44 PM
I LIKE YOUR SOLUTION TO STRING FRINGE,
WHICH ALWAYS SEEMS TO WANT TO SELF-KNOT.

CountryNaturals
10-13-2009, 09:41 AM
I LIKE YOUR SOLUTION TO STRING FRINGE,
WHICH ALWAYS SEEMS TO WANT TO SELF-KNOT.
OMG, I never thought of that, and this is a casual shawl, so it will get washed a lot. :thumbsup: