I tend to make my blankets a bit too large but Jessica has a great sizing reference guide for all blanket sizes and I chose a lap blanket to snuggle under while I'm reading over the winter months. The size is perfect and I'll be using her guide for all future blankets.
So here we go:
Step 2: Starting and finishing at the bottom of the square, wind your yarn around and around until you are happy with the thickness of the tassel and make sure you count as you wind so you can keep them consistent in size. For my tassels I wound 40 times. Trim off the working yarn and then cut two extra lengths at about 12" each (no need to be particular, these are for tying the tassel).
Step 4: Gently slide the yarn off the square and lay it on the centre of the remaining 12" piece of yarn about an inch or so from the top depending on how big you want the ball section to be.
Step 6: With your sharp scissors, cut through the loops evenly at the bottom of the tassel and trim any longer pieces until you are happy that the tails are even (or "evenish" in my case).
I do love my new blanket and I imagine Maria and I will use it a lot over the winter, her more than me most likely. Its the perfect size, the perfect texture and that gorgeous chunkiness will warm those chilly nights. It looks pretty inviting doesn't it? :)