I-CORD LET­TERS

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Let your knit­ting do the talk­ing and spell out ex­actly how you feel with chunky, fun i-cord let­ter­ing

Us­ing 4mm dou­ble-pointed nee­dles and yarn A, cast on 6 sts. Di­vide th­ese 6 sts over 2 nee­dles (3 sts per nee­dle). Work each let­ter as folls: 8 Cut a long length of A and D to­gether and to cover ex­posed pipe cleaner wrap around the join.

Let­ter A 1 Cut a 34cm (13½in) length of pipe cleaner and fold in half. 2 Work­ing in rounds around pipe cleaner, knit to end of pipe cleaner and un­til work mea­sures 10cm from cast on edge. 3 Join in yarn D, hold­ing yarn A and D to­gether con­tinue to knit around pipe cleaner un­til work mea­sures 31cm (12¼in). 4 Con­tinue in yarn A only, knit un­til work mea­sures 36cm (14in). Cut yarn leav­ing a long tail and pull tight through 6 sts. 5 Cut a 8cm (3in) length of pipe cleaner. 6 Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and hold­ing yarn A and D to­gether cast on 6 sts. Work­ing in rounds around pipe cleaner, knit un­til work mea­sures 4cm (1½in) from cast on edge. 7 Use the 2cm (¾in) length of pipe cleaner at each end of the knit­ting to join to main part of the let­ter. 8 Cut a long length of yarn A and D to­gether to cover the ex­posed pipe cleaner and wrap around each join.

Let­ter Y Now work a se­cond ‘Y’ join­ing yarn D af­ter 11cm (4½in), in­stead of 9cm (3½in).

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