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Step 3: knitting the Zig-Zag

To begin the zig-zag, we need to expand the tie by 8 stitches, from 5 stitches across to 13 stitches. We'll do this with the Knit-1-front-&-back technique.

Row 187:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (6 stitches at end of this row)
Row 188:      Knit
Row 189:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (7 stitches at end of this row)
Row 190:      Knit
Row 191:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (8 stitches at end of this row)
Row 192:      Knit
Row 193:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (9 stitches at end of this row)
Row 194:      Knit
Row 195:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (10 stitches at end of this row)
Row 196:      Knit
Row 197:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (11 stitches at end of this row)
Row 198:      Knit
Row 199:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (12 stitches at end of this row)
Row 200:      Knit
Row 201:      Knit to the last stitch, k1f&b.  (13 stitches at end of this row)

Now the tie is as wide as we want it, time to change directions and start the Zig-Zag.

Row 202:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 203:      Knit.
Row 204:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 205:      Knit.
Row 206:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 207:      Knit.
Row 208:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 209:      Knit.
Row 210:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 211:      Knit.
Row 212:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 213:      Knit.
Row 214:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)
Row 215:      Knit.
Row 216:      K2tog, knit to last stitch, k1f&b. (still 13 stitches)

Now the tie has shifted over by 8 rows, which if you remember is the same amount we originally added. To continue zig-zagging simply begin Row 217 the same way you began Row 202, and repeat steps 202-216 until you reach the desired length.
Pikachu tail?
(The site isn't letting me reply directly to your comment, looks like this is a known bug. So inconvenient!) <br>It came out neat! I made an extra and sent it to a friend. I made a tutorial on it and credited you and linked to your instructible, of course. It would be rude not to! :D http://sapphirewarrior.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Knitted-Pikachu-Tail-Tie-349951126
Oh nice. I just checked it out and it looks sweet. I like how you added a bit of curve to the edges, just like a real pikachu. Thanks for the referral too!
When I saw jessyratfink's comment I had to go ahead and knit one myself :D I now have a Pikachu tail tie and will be sending another to a friend! Thanks for the instructable, Attila!
That sounds awesome! How'd it turn out, any pictures?
Love it! Thank you for sharing! Just finished one and it's adorable! My husband said he will definitely wear it :)
Thanks, I'm so glad to hear it! I hope he does :)
Very cool! Makes me think of Pikachu's tail. :D

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