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Free Knitting Pattern: Dad Style Vertical Stripe Tie

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Lion Brand« Microspun
Pattern #: L10389
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Child (Adult) About 43 (50) in. (109 (127) cm) long.
Note: Pattern is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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A fun accessory pattern featured in YarnPlay, this tie turns classic garter stitch on its head. Perfect for Father's Day, birthday and holiday gifts. Designed by Kim Hamlin.

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Royal Blue Leaf Turquoise Ebony
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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Circular knitting needle size 2 (2.75 mm), 36 in. (94.5 cm) long

Dad Style Vertical Stripe Tie

Lion Brand« Microspun


6 sts = about 1 in (2.5 cm).

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.

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kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st -1 st increased.

To make counting easier when casting on a large number of sts, tie a piece of contrast color yarn or insert a marker between groups of 50 sts.


With A, cast on 260 (300) sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K to last st, kfb.
Change to B.
Row 3: Knit.
Change to C.
Row 4: K to last st, kfb.
Row 5: Knit.
Change to A.
Row 6: K to last st, kfb.
Row 7: Knit.
Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 6 and 7.
Row 12: K to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 13: Knit.
Rows 14-19:Rep Rows 12 and 13.


Weave in ends. Dampen and block thoroughly to keep edges flat and even.


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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Dad Style Vertical Stripe Tie Reviewed by Becky Westerman on 2012-02-14 *****
Truly an easy pattern. I knit this for my husband for valentine's day. It is a very quick pattern.
I do believe there is a mistake in the pattern. when you start to decrease there should be one extra decrease row and subsequent knit row. Of course I may have just made a mistake in reading the pattern. Nevertheless it is a very sharp tie!

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