Simply Beautiful and Reversible.
Reversible fabric should begin with a reversible cast on.
I remembered reading about alternating the long-tail method of cast on to match the stitch pattern, and indeed it was just perfect.
(see : Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt, pages 127 through 130 in the 1988 edition)
Simply cast on in the usual fashion for the purls of the next row,
use the alternate or mirror for the knits.
The e-loop is over the forefinger, and the stitch is drawn through in reverse.
DoubleCross is coming soon.
There's a pictorial on tassel making.
The pattern includes 3 sizes, a family of patterns.
How sweet is this little one, with a bobbling pompom?