@_Theatre_ i am pretty sure you would do 15 base strings. because the the highest letter is 11 strings wide. so it would be 12 strings because of the extra string at the top. the Y letter has 3 strings at the end (including the last base string at the edge) so then you need to add 3 strings to each row including the last string on the bottom edge which makes 15. ik that probably doesnt make sense but i am 99% sure that it is 15 base strings. so basically, when you start the bracelet you need to do 3 strings when you are knotting on the left side (or when you hold it up so the name will be like this: shelby, the bottom) except for when you get to the lowest knot of the Y. then you just need to make sure that the knots at the top/right side will add up to 15 and there will be the right amount of knots in the letter and at the bottom/left side. i know it doesnt make sense probably im bad at explaining things lol but i think that you will be able to get it. good luck!
@_Theatre_ ok, so your biggest letters will be 11 strings wide. I highly suggest going for at least 13 base strings so you have a bit of room on top and on bottom of the actual letters. You can even go to 15 but it’ll take more string and more knotting time!