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[Dec. 18th, 2012|11:47 am]
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Hopefully someone here can help. I bought a kit for this friendship bracelet (printable one with pictures here), and I'm a bit confused about the first part. If I measure it 3" and knot it, it gives me barely any room to actually work with. And if you scroll down a bit, there are suddenly 3 strands. It's probably really easy and I'm just brain dead, but holy hell I'm confused.

I'd go to the actual store, except it's about 3 hours away.

[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2012-12-18 04:57 pm (UTC)


They want you to cut a 16" piece of cord. You should now have 2 pieces of cord - the one you started with, and the piece you cut off of it. Take those 2 and tie them in a knot together leaving a 3" tail at one end. That will leave you with 13" of room to work with.
[User Picture]From: obfuscate
2012-12-18 05:21 pm (UTC)


Good god, those instructions are terrible. I mean, I've made dozens of friendship bracelets in my time, and I literally have no idea what those instructions are telling you to do.
[User Picture]From: theoryofwar
2012-12-18 05:25 pm (UTC)


Normally I can look at the pictures and figure it out but omg this. Why did I tell my friend I would make this for her?! And it's using waxed linen which isn't a good idea for this one! WHAT. I'm trying what the other commenter said, and I think that's it, but I'm not sure. I still don't understand how they end up with a third strand :/
[User Picture]From: obfuscate
2012-12-18 05:36 pm (UTC)


Yeah, now that I've read her comment and the instructions several times, I see what they're saying. But it's really poorly written.
[User Picture]From: whitneythegreat
2012-12-18 07:07 pm (UTC)


I don't think there are three strands of cord in the picture - I think that you cut the "working" cord right before you string the beads, and then you re-tie the "working" cord to the main cord. That picture shows the new knot when you re-tie the working cord to the main cord. So you are seeing the main cord down the middle, and the two ends of the working cord.

And I agree with the other commenter, you take your 2 1/2 yard long string, cut 16" off of it, and then tie them together 3" from the top, leaving 13" of working room.

Does that make sense?