Knit a Necktie
This week on Ask Me Monday, I revisit an oldie, classic design from my 2009 AwareKnits (co-written with Adrienne Armstrong) while showing how to knit a necktie. This project is a great make for dad for Father’s Day, but let’s be honest, what he/she/them doesn’t look cool in a skinny tie?
Give the episode a watch and knit your own — oh, and don’t forget to tag @vickiehowell on social with your knit necktie FOs!
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How to Knit Necktie
Approx. 109 yds worsted-weight yarn (Hemp, Linen, Cotton, and Bamboo blends are great for this project!)
Size U.S. 7/4.5 mm needles
2 1/2″ x 55 1/2″/ 6 x 141 cm
20 sts x 28 rows = 4″/10 cm
CO 2 sts.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): Work p sts in all of the k sts, and k in all of the p sts.
These two rows create Seed Stitch.
Row 3: [P1, k1 in same stitch] twice. — 4 sts
Row 5: (K1, p1 in same st), k1, p1 to last st, (k1, p1 in same st.) — 6sts
Row 7: (P1, k1 in same st), p1, k1 to last st, (p1, k1 in same st.) — 8 sts
Row 9: (K1, p1 in same st), k1, p1 to last st, (k1, p1 in same st) — 10 sts
Row 11: (P1, k1 in same st), p1, k1 to last st, (p1, k1 in same st.) — 12 sts
Work in plain Seed Stitch, without increasing any further, until piece measures 21″/53 cm from the tip, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Ssk, work in seed st to last 2 sts, k2tog. — 10 sts
Work in plain Seed Stitch until piece measures 54 1/2″/138 cm, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Ssk, work in Seed Stitch to last 2 sts, k2tog. –8 sts.
Next Row: Work in Seed Stitch.
Repeat last 2 rows twice more. –4 sts
Weave in ends. Block if necessary.