Monday, June 11, 2012

Easy Knitted Tie


Are you looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive handmade gift to make for Father's Day?  Look no further!
I am sharing this knitted tie pattern just in time for Father's Day.  It's a fairly easy pattern, and it takes only a few hours to knit.  I originally found the pattern here, then I made some slight modifications.  I made these as stocking stuffers for the men in my family last Christmas.  Dads will appreciate them since they're handmade!
This is knit using cotton yarn and 1 pair of 5 mm knitting needles. If you don't have any cotton yarn, you only need one ball which you can buy for under $2.


Directions: Cast on 2 sts
Row 1: K1, m1, k1, m1 (4 sts)
Row 2: Knit across
Row 3: k2, inc 1 in next st, k1, (5 sts)
Row 4: k2, m1, k1, m1, k2. (7 sts)
Row 5: Knit across
Rows 6-13: repeat rows 4&5 until 19 sts on needle.
Knit until piece measure 5 inches from tip.
Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (17 sts)
Knit until piece measures 7 1/2 " from tip
Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (15 sts)
Knit until piece measures 10 " from tip
Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (13 sts)
Knit until piece measures 12 1/2 " from tip
Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (11 sts)
Knit until piece measures 15" from tip
Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1. (9 sts)
Knit until piece measures 17 1/2 inches from tip
Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1. (7 sts)
Knit until piece measures 52" from tip or desired length.
Next: knit across
Next: k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)
Next: knit across
Next: k2tog, k1, k2tog.(3 sts)
Next: k across
Next: k2tog, k1. (2 sts_)
 
Next: k2tog, bind off


Here is a close up picture.  Like I said, it is pretty quick and easy, and it makes a nice gift, so if you still need a present for Dad, you still have plenty of time to make one!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! Would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thank you, sure we can do that. =)

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