The letter “nun” (pronounced noon) in Arabic is the first letter in the word for Nazarene, which is an epithet used against Christians. It is a letter used to mark homes and businesses targeted for destruction and death. It is an extermination notice. These Christians being targeted for genocide in the Middle East have worn this epithet with pride, not being ashamed of whom they follow. I have graphed this letter to use on a facecloth that can be made for charity, a gift, or just a reminder to oneself of what they face. Please consider giving some with bars of soap to those in need, or to send with a note to the refugee camps where sanitary items can be hard to find and Christians are often discriminated against or harassed until they leave.
Materials: approximately 60 yards / 55 meters fingering weight yarn
Gauge: 27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked
Skills Required: Reading charts.