Monday, June 14, 2010

Fathers Day Knitted Tie

This is also a fun gift for a recent graduate.  Nora and I are making one right now.  Yes, Nora Emily so if a 10 year old can knit this so can you! 

2 skeins of Karabella Aurora 8 (98 yards each) [I chose two colors -- charcoal (color A and green Color B]
Size US 5 needles
darning needle

Cast on 15 stitches with Color A.
Knit four rows.
Attach Color B and knit four rows
Change to color A  up the side of the work and work 2 rows
Change to Color B and work 2 rows.
Repeat the last four rows until tie measures 13".
Staying in pattern, decrease as follows  k2, [k2tog]2x, k3, [k2tog]2x, k2 -- 11 stitches
Continue in stripe pattern until tie measures 26"
Next row row, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1 -- 9 stitches
continue with 9 stitches in garter stitch (knitting every row) and stripe pattern until tie measures 52" long. 
Cast off and weave in ends. 


Sorry finished project is home, will post finished photo tonight!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please leave a finished picture. Father's Day is coming!! Thanks. Julia B.