Knitted ties have a special place in a man's wardrobe. They fill the void when the invitation states "business casual" yet you wish to wear a tie.
A knitted tie adds a dash of panache, an updated fashion edge that a simple open shirt does not provide - and knitted ties are not just for men. Designers routinely feature them in their collections both for men and for women seeking a masculine look.
The Okehampton Tie is a flat-end tie and features a shaped design to provide a small neat knot. It is worked in a crisp cotton/linen yarn to enhance the texture of the reversible stitch.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
Techniques Required: Knitting, purling, increases & decreases
Size / One size:
Width: 5.5cm / 2.25 ins
Length: 140cm / 55 ins
Yarn: KnitPicks Cotlin DK yarn, 70% cotton, 30% linen;
112m/123 yds:50gm ball x1 ball* for each tie in:
Either: Col 1: U070 Surf / Turquoise
Or: Col 2: U071 Sprout / Mid-Green
Actual amount used in samples as shown: 49 gm/1.7 oz, 110 m/121 yds.
* Note: The ties each used almost all of the 1 ball of yarn specified. Please purchase or hold an extra ball to ensure you have enough yarn to complete your project.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a DK or heavy sportweight cotton/linen yarn with a recommended gauge of 22 sts:10cm/4 ins using 3.75-4.5mm/US #5-7 needles.
Needles: 1 pair size 2.5mm/US #1 straight needles.
Notions: Row counter, tapestry needle & a water spray bottle.
Gauge: 27 sts / 42 rows:10cm/4 ins in Purl Triangle pattern, using 2.5mm/US #1 needles when fabric is slightly stretched.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
30 Jan 2016: New pattern – Okehampton Tie
14 Dec 2017: Yarn choices and a man's tie
Current Version: v26JUN2021
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015