Knitted ties have a special place in a man's wardrobe. They fill the void when the invitation states "business casual" yet you wish to wear a tie. A knitted tie adds a dash of panache, an updated fashion edge that a simple open shirt does not provide.
And knitted ties are not just for men. Designers routinely feature them in their collections both for men and for women seeking a masculine look.
The Okehampton Tie is worked in a crisp cotton/linen yarn and features a shaped design to provide a small neat knot.
5.5cm/2.25 ins wide x 140cm/55 ins long
KnitPicks "Cotlin" DK yarn, 70% Tanguis cotton, 30% linen,
112m/123 yds:50gm/1.75 oz ball x 2 balls for ea tie in cols:
Col 1: U070 Surf / Turquoise
Col 2: U071 Sprout / Mid-Green
Actual Amt used in samples as shown: 49 gm/1.7 oz, 110 m/121 yds.
1 pair size 2.5mm/US #1 ndls
27sts/42 rows:10cm/4 ins in Purl Triangle Patt using 2.5mm/US #1 ndls
when fabric is slightly stretched
Tapestry ndl for finishing ends
Rustless pins for blocking
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download as a pdf file formatted for US/Letter-sized paper. The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, iPad or iPhone directly.
The pattern is also available in a UK version for printing onto A4 stationery. Please let me know if you would prefer this version.
© Moira Ravenscroft 2015