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Home : Patterns : Houndstooth Check Tie
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Houndstooth Check Tie

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Superwash Merino - Sock-EaseTM
Pattern #: 90122AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 3 1/2 x 56 in. (9 x 142 cm)



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This fun Fair Isle tie features a classic houndstooth pattern.

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Color (A)
LB Collection« Superwash Merino

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Color (B)
Sock-EaseTM

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Color (C)
Sock-EaseTM

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Color (D)
Sock-EaseTM

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
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LB Collection« Superwash Merino
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*LB Collection Superwash Merino (Article #486). 100% Superwash Merino Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (306yds/280m) pull skeins
*Sock-EaseTM (Article #240). 75% Wool, 25% Nylon; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (438yds/400m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  486-141 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry
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$ 9.00  
Note: (A)
•  240-205 Sock-Ease Yarn: Cotton Candy
   ball
$ 8.92  
Note: (B)
•  240-201 Sock-Ease Yarn: Rock Candy
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$ 8.92  
Note: (C)
•  240-200 Sock-Ease Yarn: Toffee
   ball
$ 8.92  
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Knitting needles size 3 (3.25 mm)
 

Houndstooth Check Tie

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Superwash Merino - Sock-EaseTM

GAUGE:

30 sts + 40 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit)Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together.

Check Pattern (multiple of 4 sts)
Note:
In Check Pattern, the contrast color (CC) alternates between B, C, and D as specified in Tie pattern.
Row 1 (RS): With A k1, *with CC k1, with A k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with CC k1, with A k2.
Row 2: *With CC p3, with A p1; rep from * across.
Row 3: *With CC k3, with A k1; rep from * across.
Row 4: With A p1, *with CC p1, with A p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with CC p1, with A p2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Check Pattern.

NOTES:

When changing color, pick up new color from under old color to twist yarns and prevent holes.



TIE
With A, cast on 56 sts.
Row 1: With A, k14; with B as CC, work Row 1 of Check Pattern across next 28 sts, with A, k14.
Row 2: With A, p14, with B as CC, work Row 2 of Check Pattern across next 28 sts, with A, p14.
Continue as established, keeping first and last 14 sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A and working rem sts in Check Pattern with B as CC, until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Check Pattern.
Next Row: Cut B, join C. Continue as established, keeping first and last 14 sts in St st with A and working rem sts in Check Pattern with C as CC, until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Check Pattern.
Next Row: Cut C, join D. Continue as established, keeping first and last 14 sts in St st with A and working rem sts in Check Pattern with D as CC, until piece measures 20 in. (51 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Check Pattern.
Next Row: With A k16, with D k1, *with A k7, with D k1; rep from * across to last 15 sts, with A k15.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A k18, with D k1, *with A k9, with D, k1; rep from * once more, with A, k to end of row.
Cut D, remainder of Tie is worked with A only.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog (dec made), k to last 3, ssk (dec made), k1– 54 sts remain.
Continue in St st with A only, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row every 4 rows 6 more times – 42 sts after all decs have been made. Continue in St st until piece measures 40 in. (101.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, k into front and then back of next st (inc made), k across to last 2 sts, k into front and then back of next st (inc made), k1 – 44 sts remain at end of row. Continue in St st, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Inc Row every 6 rows 2 more times – 48 sts after all incs have been made.
Work in St st until piece measures 56 in. (142 cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Seam long sides of Tie. Flatten Tie with seam centered at back. Seam top and lower edges. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit MC = main color
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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