Jun 7, 2014

Father’s Day Tie


The most thoughtful gifts are those that come from the heart, those that we take the time to put our love into them, this Father’s Day, knit Dad a tie in his favorite color.  

Loom: Sock Loom 2 or KB All-n-One Loom (the pattern uses 13 pegs)

Yarn:  Approx 100 yds of worsted weight yarn in cotton blend. Sample used Knit Picks Comfy in Worsted, color Planetarium.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10 sts x 19 rows= 2 inches in seed stitch.

Size: Approx—60 inches long by 2.5 inches (at widest point).

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

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M1=Make one—to create an increase in the knitting. Reach for the bar between the two stitches, twist the bar, place the bar on the empty peg thus creating an extra stitch. Note: you will need to move the stitches outwards to create the empty peg needed for the increase; move the stitches first, then create the increase with the M1 method.

CDD=central double decrease, knit three stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the center peg, move the stitch from the peg on the right to the center peg.  Work/knit all loops as one loop. In this pattern—move all the other stitches inwards so there are no empty pegs.

Pattern note: we recommend using a cotton base yarn so the tie has little elasticity, so it is easier to tie the knot and slide the knot up and down. The seed stitch used throughout the tie, keeps the tie from rolling up. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 7 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until it measures 18 inches from cast on edge.

Next row is a decrease row to create the thinner part of the tie that goes around the neck.

Next row: k1, p1, CDD, p1, k1 (5 sts rem).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows, for 10 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to begin the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, m1, p1, m1, p1, k1 (7 sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows for 4 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, m1, p1, m1, k1, p1, k1 (9sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows for 6 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, p1, m1, k1, m1, p1, k1, p1, k1.  (11sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows for 8 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, m1, p1, m1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.   (13sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows for 14 inches.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

 

 

 

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