Jun
01

Knit a Necktie

How to knit a necktie | Ask Me Monday with Vickie Howell

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

Seed Stitch Knit Necktie Pattern by Vickie Howell

MATERIALS

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

2 1/2″ x 55 1/2″/ 6 x 141 cm

Tapestry needle

GAUGE

20 sts x 28 rows = 4″/10 cm

DIRECTIONS

CO 2 sts.

Row 1: K1, p1.

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

Last Row: Ssk, K2tog, BO.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block if necessary.

 

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