Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bow ties are cool


You may remember that after Aubcon I started working on a pattern for bow ties.  Well that got put on the back burner for a few other projects.  Since then I've got a bunch of stuff done and have decided to go back to it.


In honor of all things Doctor Who (and generally being classy) I'm happy to announce that I've perfected a pattern for bow ties that I like.  You can find the finished item now available in my Etsy shop.

Pattern is knit in the round on two double pointed needles.  Uses Judy's magic cast on and Kitchener stitch for a seamless bow.  The collar is knit flat and the button loop is made with basic crochet chain stitches.


Materials
- Three double pointed needles size 4
-Tapestry needle
-One skein of your favourite colour yarn (medium weight)
-Crochet hook size 4

                                                     Abbreviations

Sts - Stitches
CO - Cast on
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
P2tog - Purl two stitches together
BO - Bind off
Ch - Chain one
Pattern

Gauge is 6 sts x 8 rows knit in 1".

Bow

CO 20 sts using Judy's magic cast on
Knit all rows until piece is 3" long or desired length
Set aside


Collar/Headband

CO 4 sts
K in garter stitch until piece measures 12" or desired length
K2tog, K2
K2tog, K1
BO 1
With last st ch5 then slip stitch back into the collar, creating a loop for the button

Take bow and attach to collar by pinching the rectangle of the bow and looping scrap yarn around it.




Finally weave in the ends and sew on a button.  Now you're all set for a night on the town!






I am so in love with these bow ties that I made up a whole bunch of mini ones using half the CO stitches.  The wifey and I then got all dressed up and put them out an about Halifax.  We figured there were quite a few statues that could go for  good bow tie!






Photography done with the assistance of Kaidáin Ivy’s Sanctuary for Magical Misfits








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