Spool-Knit Letters

Whether you spell out a word or just your initials, these spool-knit letters are a fun addition to any room’s decor!

  1. Ages: 9 +

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

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Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

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  • Step 2

    Reference your Spool Knitting Set Quick Start Guide to learn how to cast on! For this project, instead of casting on every peg, you’ll cast on every third peg.

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  • Step 3

    Continue knitting using the five pegs you casted onto. Stop when your spool knitted i-cord is the desired length for the word or letter you’re making.

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  • Tip

    Before you cast off, draw out your design to the scale you want it, and lay your i-cord on top to check for length.

  • Step 4

    Reference your Spool Knitting Set Quick Start Guide to learn how to bind off. Don’t pull the end of your i-cord closed yet!

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  • Step 5

    Stretch the i-cord out and place it on a flat surface. Cut a piece of wire that’s 1 inch (or 3 cm) longer than the i-cord and cut.

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  • Step 6

    Using your hand or pliers, bend the end of the wire into a small loop. This will make it easier to thread the wire through the interior of the i-cord.

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  • Step 7

    Thread the wire into the center of the i-cord and pull it all the way through. Close off your i-cord by pulling the yarn tail on the open side and knotting the end. Weave in the tail.

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  • Step 8

    Mold your letter into its desired shape.

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  • Step 9

    Using a yarn needle and some extra yarn, add stitches where the i-cord overlaps to secure your shape.

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  • Step 10

    Decorate! We used twine and wood beads to create a hanger for our sign.

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  • Done!

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