This Knitted Tie Pattern is my favorite gift idea for the knit-worthy men in my life. This knitting project is an easy-level project using the popular Seed Stitch texture.
My Men’s Seed Stitch Necktie Knitting Pattern is one of the most popular gifts for Father’s Day. As knitters, we needn’t bore him with a store-bought tie. For under ten dollars, give a classic knit tie made with love.
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Knitted Necktie Construction
- Size Available: Standard necktie measuring 2.25″ wide and between 57” – 59” in length.
- Skill Level: Experienced Beginner.
- Gauge: 17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch
- Bottom-Up: The knitted necktie is created from the bottom up and knitted flat from the cast-on edge.
- Shape: A square/rectangular shape.
- Texture Design: The entire necktie is knitted in Seed Stitch.
- Reversible: This is a reversible pattern, because the pattern is visible on both the right and wrong sides of your piece.
- Stitch Repeats: The texture is created with a 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern that easily lies flat.
How My Dad Inspired This Necktie Pattern
When I was a kid, my Dad was in law school and studying for the Bar Exam in the backyard. He accidentally got yellow highlighter ink on the cream cable hand-knit sweater my Grandmother had gifted him. Mortified, he immediately jumped up from his studies to remove the stain. Yes, I lucked out with an amazingly knit-worthy Dad.
Throughout recent years, he’s proudly worn all of my knitwear gifts. My beanie hats are his go-to item when it’s getting chilly for his daily walks on the beach. He’s worn this necktie pattern for celebrations like his retirement party and my wedding rehearsal dinner. They’ve also given him strength during the tough times of medical treatments and memorial services.
This necktie pattern looks great in a variety of fiber options and color combinations. Check out the other cool guys proudly wearing their ties on my Ravelry pattern page!
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- Worsted Weighted Yarn (any fiber), 85 – 120 yards (78 – 110 m)
My green sample was knit with “Wool of the Andes” in medium olive green color Thyme. My tan colored sample was knit with “FAR” from Woolfolk in color 07.
- Straight Knitting Needles Size 8 US
- Tapestry Needle
- Measuring Tape
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Necktie Knitting Instructions
Seed Stitch Pattern: * K1, P1 *, K1 (repeat pattern within * *)
- Step 1: Cast On 13 Stitches with Long-Tail Method
- Step 2: Knit Seed Stitch Pattern on all rows until your piece is 21 inches in length.
- Step 3: Decrease Section
Row 1: K2TOG, * K1, P1 *, K1 (12 stitches remain)
Row 2: K2TOG, * K1, P1 * (11 stitches remain)
Rows 3 – 10: * P1, K1 *, P1
Row 11: K2TOG, * P1, K1 *, P1 (10 stitches remain)
Row 12: K2TOG, * P1, K1 * (9 stitches remain)
- Step 4: Knit Seed Stitch Pattern on all rows until entire tie measures between 57 – 59 inches in length.
- Step 5: Bind Off, Block, and Weave-In Ends.
Keeper Loop (optional)
- You may wish to add a little “Keeper Loop,” which helps keep the narrower tailpiece of your necktie in place.
- Cast on 13 stitches, knit 4 rows of the garter knit stitch, and bind off.
- Tack each end to the backside of your tie.
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