Techniques and Difficulty Rating
The tie is worked back and forth from the top down in a 2-colour slip stitch pattern. You must know, or be willing to learn, how to cast on, make increases as well as decreases and how to pick up stitches. The slip stitch pattern consists of knit and purl stitches and stitches that are slipped with the yarn in front or back. There is a 0.5 cm/ 0.2 inches wide I-cord all around added at the end, so you must either know how to make an I-cord or be interested in learning.
There is no seaming apart from weaving in ends. I provide a serial of tutorials to support you along the way with the different techniques. The tie is knitted on needle size 2 mm so you will get plenty of practicing of your fine motor control and patience. This project is suitable for bringing along when commuting as you’ll quickly memorize the slip stitch pattern.
I’m certain the tie will become a dear friend in your wardrobe and be worn for generations. Don’t we all need a hand knitted tie, by the way?
The ties comes in one size for adults, however, I provide instructions on how to customize the tie to fit your preferences.
Slip stitch pattern: 32 sts/10 cm and 60 rows/10 cm on needle size 2 mm.
The tie is worked in one strand of Sarah by Permin. This yarn is made from mulesing-free 50 % merino wool and 50 % Shetland wool and is OEKO-TEX certified. It runs 270 m per 50 g and comes in several colours to choose from. You’ll need one skein of each colour. Remember to make a swatch to ensure you get the right size of the tie.
The pattern is available in Danish and will soon be available in English too.