Picture of Easy Knit Tie
I have been wanting to try to knit a tie for a while now and with Father's Day coming up (it was when I started) I decided to give it a go.  It's pretty easy to make and soft to wear!
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Step 1: Supplies

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All you really need for this project is yarn and a knitting needle, but I will tell you everything I used.


Step 2: Knitting

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This tie only involves knowing how to Knit, Knit 2 Together (k2tog), and Knit Front and Back (k# f&b).  Just in case I am confusing, I will put in parenthesis how many stitches you should have at the end of a row.

  1. c/o 1 (1)
  2. k1 f&b (2)
  3. k2 f&b (4)
  4. k1 f&b, k2, k1 f&b (6)
  5. k1 f&b k to end (7)
  6. k1 f&b k to end (8)
  7. k1 f&b k to end (9)
  8. k1 f&b k to end (10)
  9. k1 f&b k to end (11)
  10. k1 f&b k to end (12)
  11. k1 f&b k to end (13)
  12. k1 f&b k to end (14)
  13. k1 f&b k to end (15)
  14. k1 f&b k to end (16)
I can't wait to try this out! :) how much yarn did you end up using? would a 200 yd/183m ball be enough?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  freddowntown2 years ago
I'm sorry, I'm exactly sure, but I used Red Heart Super Saver which appears to come on a ball of 364 yards and I don't think I even used half, so you should be set with 200 yards. It's mainly the first fat part that uses the yarn, then it's just a bunch of short rows.
Tigermouse2 years ago
It could be a classy sort of shawl! I'd like to try it sometime and make my boyfriend wear it . :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Tigermouse2 years ago
Awesome :)
Love this! I think I might just have to try a crochet version...
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lovelilandia2 years ago
I think that sounds like a great idea! I thought about crocheting a tie, but my only crochet experience so far is with amigurumi, so I thought I would stick with what I know for now. I'd love to see it if you do it!
i think this is awesome just wondering the person in the photo doesn't look old so is this your boyfriend or something?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Dusk Shadows2 years ago
Thanks! Actually, that's me and my husband is taking the picture.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
That is fantastic!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Great idea and wonderful job!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Crafty Cathy2 years ago
Thanks :)
Very cute, lady! :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks! I just noticed you can see the Instructables robot that is in the red shirt I am wearing under the white button up :)
caitlinsdad2 years ago
The classic design would be based off the vintage 60's "Rooster knit" tie. Straight with square end.