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Knitted Necktie Using Regia 4-Ply Tweed Color

Knitted Necktie Using Regia 4-Ply Tweed Color

"Handmade handsome"

A tweedy, hand-knit tie makes a great gift for the relaxed—yet refined—gentleman or lady. Knit in the round, this Necktie is cleverly shaped to narrow around the neck and widen towards the ends, with one end a little wider than the other. A gentle nod to rustic-chic, it’s the perfect way to showcase your self-striping sock yarn where you can see it!

We knit the Necktie in a self-striping sock yarn—Regia 4ply Tweed Color. This sturdy blend of wool and polyamide plays with bands of color, with occasional tweedy flecks popping in. The tightly plied structure gives great shape retention—just right for the ingenious shaping of our tie!

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 56/142cm long x 2 1/2"/6.5cm; 1"/2.5cm wide at neck;
1 1/2"/4cm wide at tail.

YARN
1 skein Regia 4ply Tweed Color (438 yds/400m each). Or approx. 300 yds/275m of fingering-weight yarn.
Shown in 7491-Zauberwald.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 1 (2.25mm) set of 4 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
2 locking markers.
18"/46cm of 1"/2.5cm wide grosgrain ribbon (optional).
Darning needle.

GAUGE
Approx. 8 sts= 1"/2.5cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Note: To measure gauge, knit first few inches of tie, then lay flat and measure width. It should be approx. 1"/2.5cm. If it’s a little narrower or wider, you can adjust your needle size without reknitting. Or, if you like the fabric (aim for a dense fabric that will keep its integrity), keep going. Knitter’s choice!

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


Glossary:
Inc(’d) = increase(d); K = knit; KFB = knit into the front then back of same stitch; RS = right side; St(s) = stitch(es).


Tie begins with provisional cast-on at center of neckband and is worked in the round. Wide end of tie is worked first, then cast-on stitches are picked up to work tail of tie.

Provisional cast on:
Make a slip knot with waste yarn and place loop onto crochet hook. Hold gauge needle and waste yarn in left hand and crochet hook in right; form an ‘X’ with left-pointing hook on top of right-pointing needle and yarn behind needle (knitting needle is ‘sandwiched’ between hook and yarn).

*Using crochet hook, Ch 1, pulling yarn through loop on hook and catching needle under chain. Bring yarn to back between needle and hook.* Repeat between * * until 20 sts are cast on to needle. Continuing with waste yarn and hook only, Ch 3; place a locking marker into last chain; cut yarn, tighten around locking marker.

First half:
Row 1 (RS): Join working yarn and knit to end. Divide sts onto 3 needles as follows: 5/10/5. Join to work in the round, and clip locking marker into first st to designate beginning of round. Move marker up as work progresses. Note: Beginning of round is center back of tie.

Knit every round until piece measures 8"/20cm from cast-on edge.

Increase for wide end:
Round 1 (inc): KFB, knit to last 2 sts, KFB, K1. [22 sts] Mark first increase round with locking marker to help measure later.

Rounds 2 & 3: Knit.

Repeat Rounds 1–3, 11 more times. [44 sts]

Redistribute sts on needles as follows: 11/22/11. Continue working in the round until piece measures 22"/56cm, or desired length, from marked increase round.

Next round: Knit 11 sts from Needle 1 and 22 sts from Needle 2. Slip 11 sts from Needle 3 onto Needle 1. [22 sts on Needle 1 for back of tie; 22 sts on Needle 2 for front of tie]

First bind-off:
Holding needles parallel in left hand, with Needle 1 in front and Needle 2 in back, work 3-needle bind-off as follows:

Working loosely, knit together 1 st from each needle; repeat; lift first st worked on right needle over second st. [1 st bound off] Continue until all sts are bound off. Cut yarn; fasten off.

Second half:
Remove locking marker and carefully unzip provisional cast-on chain, picking up live sts on three needles as follows: 5/10/5. Make sure you have 20 sts and each st is sitting with correct orientation on needle (i.e., right leg in front). Join working yarn, and clip locking marker into first st to designate beginning of round. Move marker up as work progresses.

Knit every round until piece measures 8"/20cm from picked up round.

Increase for tail end:
Round 1 (inc): KFB, knit to last 2 sts, KFB, K1. [22 sts] Mark first increase round with locking marker to help measure later.

Rounds 2–10: Knit.

Repeat Rounds 1–10, 3 more times. [28 sts]

Redistribute sts on needles as follows: 7/14/7 and continue working in the round until piece measures 18"/46cm, or desired length, from marked increase round.

Next round: Knit 7 sts from Needle 1 and 14 sts from Needle 2. Slip 7 sts from Needle 3 onto Needle 1. [14 sts on Needle 1 for back of tie; 14 sts on Needle 2 for front of tie]

Second bind-off:
Bind off as for first half. Cut yarn; fasten off.

Finishing:
Weave in all ends as invisibly as possible.

Soak tie for 20 minutes in tepid water with no-rinse wool soap. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Roll in towel and squeeze out more moisture. Fold in half and lay flat on moisture-safe blocking surface, making sure that tie lies very flat with long sides folded smoothly along column of sts. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Gently steam press with press cloth, pressing out any fold lines along neck. Let dry completely.

Optional ribbon backing:
If desired, sew grosgrain ribbon to narrow portion of tie at back of neck.

COLOR: 7490 Frost. Tweedy stripes in muted shades of orange, tan, olive, hazy sky, lavender.

COLOR: 7491 Zauberwald. Tweedy stripes in muted shades of olive, brown, coral, dark teal, gold.

COLOR: 7492 Zuckerbacker. Tweedy stripes in bright tones: hot pinks, orange, brass, orchid, navy, sky blue, olive.

COLOR: 7493 Herbstlaub. Tweedy stripes in olive, forest, spruce, tan, orange, red, brown.

COLOR: 7494 Schneeflocke. Tweedy stripes in aqua, turquoise, teal, marine, lavender, grape, fuchsia.

COLOR: 7495 Winterzauber. Tweedy stripes in dark red, wine, blue violet, fuchsia, hot pink, teal, green, pale blue.

COLOR: 7496 Twilight. Tweedy stripes in deep blues, purples, and olives, with splashes of gold, sky blue, sea glass, and antique rose.

COLOR: 7497 Fruhlingserwachen. Tweedy stripes in blues and greens.

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