All you need to make this issue’s projects
All the shapes for this issue’s makes. Unless otherwise stated, templates are shown at 100%. You can find the full-size templates ready to download from www.molliemakes.com
01 Cut eight 1m (393/ lengths of jersey yarn, a 1.5m (591/ length and a 50cm (19 ") length.
02 Fold one of the 1m (393/ lengths in half. Place the looped end behind the piece of dowel, then thread the two ends through the loop and pull tight to secure it. Repeat with the other seven 1m (393/ lengths.
03 Fold the 1.5m (591/ length so one side measures 50cm (19 ") and the other side 1m (393/ Attach to your dowel on the left of the other strands as in Step 2, giving you 20 strands in total to work with.
04 Lay the left longer strand across your other 19 strands from left to right. Using each of the 19 strands and following the guide on page 98, make a straight line of double half hitch knots directly below the attachment knots.
05 Lay the longer strand back across your 19 strands, this time from right to left. Work a second line of double half hitch knots from right to left, 2.5cm (1") down from the previous line.
06 Repeat Step 4 once more, making a line of double half hitch knots from left to right, directly below the previous line.
07 Next, you’ll need to work a square knot sequence from left to right over your 20 strands. Leaving the first strand to the side, take the next four strands and follow the guide on page 98 to make a square knot. Repeat this three more times across the remaining strands, leaving the last strand to one side.
08 Each of the four square knots has four strands coming from them – we’ll refer to these from left to right as A,B,C and D, as shown in the image above. Take strands C and D from your first square knot and strands A and B from the knot immediately to the right and make another square knot. Repeat twice more to make three knots along this line.
09 Repeat Step 8, then take the longer strand and place it over the other strands from right to left as shown. Make a line of double half hitch knots, then take it from left to right and make another line of double half hitch knots directly below that.
10 Trim your strands so they meet in a point at the bottom, then tie the remaining 50cm (19 ") length to either end of the dowel for hanging.