Gentlemanís Knitted Tie, c1914


Gentlemanís Knitted Tie, c1914

"Materials Required:

Six balls of Silver Shield Six Strand blue and one of red.

Four steel knitting needles size 18.

This tie was designed for working in blue and red but any colours may be used.

Cast on 48 stitches with the blue and work 9 ROUNDS plain.

10th Round: Knit 2 blue; * 2 red, 4 blue, repeat from * and conclude the round by knitting 2 red, 2 blue.

11th Round: Knit 1 blue, *4 red, 2 blue, repeat from * and conclude the round by knitting 4 red, 1 blue.

12th Round: Same as tenth round.

Knit 9 rounds with the blue.

22nd Round: Knit 1 red, * 4 blue, 2 red, repeat from * and conclude the round by knitting 4 blue, 1 red.

23rd Round: Knit 2 red, * 2 blue, 4 red, repeat from * and conclude the round by knitting 2 blue, 2 red.

24th Round: Same as twenty-second.

Repeat from the first round until the work is seventeen inches long.

Arrange the stitches so that there are eleven upon each of the back needles and twenty-six upon the centre or front needle. Decrease in every third round by taking together the last two stitches on the first needle and the first two stitches on the last needle, being careful that the pattern is worked correctly upon the front needle, although the spots will not always be correct at the back.

Decrease in this manner until the stitches are reduced to thirty in the round, then work without decreasing for fifteen inches.

Now increase in every third round in the same manner as you decreased until there are once more forty-eight stitches in the round. Work in the pattern for ten inches and cast off. Sew up the ends of the tie."

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