Monday, November 29, 2010
Add a Necktie!
You can easily add some class to your neckwarmer by adding a tie. This is the Wizard Warmers pattern neckwarmer, made in Gryffindor house colors, with a garter stitch necktie tied round and secured with a Windsor knot.
The great thing about this tie is that once you get it around your neck and tied, it's stretchy enough to just pull it off and on over your head without untying the Windsor knot.
Here's how to make the tie:
1. Use size US 4 or 5 (3.5 or 3.75mm) and sportweight yarn, to get a gauge of about 20 st x 35 rows=3.5" x 3.5" (9mm x 9mm) for a garter stitch--all knit--flat swatch.
2. Cable cast-on 6 sts.
3. Work rows in garter stitch until the tie length, unstretched, equals your neck circumference plus 22" (56cm). The tie will be about 1" (2.5cm) wide.
4. Bind off and work-in ends.
5. For a good-looking knot, use a full Windsor knot. Four-in-hand gives a knot that's too small.
Windsor knot-tying instructions can be found here.
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