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A necktie in standard double-knitting
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While thinking about what kinds of objects could really benefit from colorwork in double-knitting, I came up with the usual suspects: hats, scarves, blankets, maybe cuffs on sweaters — the list was really pretty short. I felt there must be more — and it occurred to me I hadn’t seen many good necktie patterns in general. Those I had seen were either done in garter stitch — reversible by nature, but not terribly interesting — or required construction tantamount to actually sewing a tie out of fabric.

Double-knitting seemed to me to be a perfect solution — it’s reversible, it never curls, and it’s easy to shape. Because a tie needs to be made out of thin enough fabric to make a rather large knot without being too bulky, it’s best done in a finer-weight yarn — so I had the opportunity to chart a more detailed design.

This pattern is available as a standalone digital pattern as well as being in the book (or eBook) "Extreme Double-Knitting"

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Where can I get it?
as a standalone pattern

Pattern $6.00

as part of "Extreme Double-Knitting"

eBook $16.95

Book $29.95