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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.
 
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