Knitting a tie is one of my favorite quick knit gifts for the knit-worthy men in my life. 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. This knitting project is an easy level project using the Seed Stitch texture, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series.
HOW MY DAD INSPIRED THIS KNITTING TIE PATTERN
When I was a kid, my Dad was studying for the Bar Exam and 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 Dads proudly wearing their ties on my Ravelry pattern page!
MATERIALS to Knit a Tie
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TECHNIQUES for Knitting a Tie
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WRITTEN KNITTING PATTERN
Knitting a Tie in Seed Stitch
Size Available: Standard necktie measuring 2.25″ wide and between 57” – 59” in length.
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner.
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 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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